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Flooring Installation Iowa City IA

Installing a new floor is a great way to update a room or change to a more eco-friendly or durable and soundproofing material. Always consult a professional when installing new floors, especially if using particularly fragile or temperamental material, even if you plan on doing it yourself. Check below for flooring installation listings and information.

Flooring America of Iowa City
(319) 338-7712
391 Highland Avenue
Iowa City, IA
 
RANDYS CARPET OUTLET
(319) 338-8300
1506 HIGHWAY 1 W
Iowa City, IA
 
KINNEER HOME FURNISHINGS INC
(319) 656-2727
PO BOX 350
Kalona, IA
 
Branchini Hardwood Flooring
(319) 354-0055
4172 Alyssa Court
Iowa City, IA
 
Lenton Vance Floors Incorporated
(319) 338-1524
1840 S Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA
 
CONTRACTORS CARPET SUPPLY
(319) 351-6863
3071 BUCHMEYER BND NE
Iowa City, IA
 
RANDYS CARPETS INTERIORS
401 2ND ST
Iowa City, IA
 
Old Mill Hardwood Flooring
(319) 354-2025
60 Brunswick Ct
Iowa City, IA
 
Hill Hardwood Supply Incorporated
(319) 351-6640
3564 Dolphin Dr Se
Iowa City, IA
 
Blackman Decorators Incorporated
(319) 337-7713
1924 Boyrum St
Iowa City, IA
 

How to Install Floor Tiling

Tips: How to Install a Tile Floor

home remodeling articles and tips

topic: types of tile flooring
by Debbie Abrams Kaplan

Installing ceramic tile floors, whether kitchen tile or bathroom tile, can be a simple or complex project, depending on the ceramic tile you select. The easiest installation is a homogeneous tile, that can be laid any direction. If you want to get creative, consider putting in a ceramic tile pattern using different colors or shapes.

Before doing any installation, you’ll need to clean the floor thoroughly. If installing ceramic tile over a concrete floor, be sure to repair any cracks so the foundation won’t cause problems later. If you’re laying down tile over existing tile, consider removing the tile first if it’s not too much work. Otherwise, rough up the tile with sandpaper so the new tile will adhere. And don’t forget to check the clearance on doors and cabinets, so the new tile won’t block them from opening!

Prepare your thin set, a dry concrete-like product you’ll mix with water to form a paste. Use a trowel over the bathroom or kitchen flooring, spreading only enough to cover the area in front of you, in a straight line. Then place your tile, using a downward pressure. After the tile is set, tap the tile with a rubber mallet to be sure it’s secure. Place tile spacers in between tiles, that you’ll remove later. If you haven’t already cut the tiles that will be f...

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