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Flooring Installation Makawao HI

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.

(808) 871-7847
Kahului, HI
Diamond Tech
(808) 572-6900
2690 Keikilani St
Makawao, HI
All Island Flooring
(808) 878-2004
331 Kuulani Pl
Kula, HI
Lei Flooring & Window Coverings
(808) 871-8008
430 Alamaha St
Kahului, HI
Ramos Floors
(808) 873-7660
430 Alamasa St Suite 103
Kahului, HI
(808) 242-6402
Wailuku, HI
Universal Hardwood Floors
(808) 283-3242
22 Hukilani Pl
Makawao, HI
Eurotech Marble
(808) 877-0222
PO Box 1147
Kula, HI
Kens Carpets
(808) 873-3422
430 Alamaha St Ste 103
Kahului, HI
Hawaii Hardwood Flooring Incorporated
(808) 873-0888
310 S Puunene Ave
Kahului, HI

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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