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Flooring Installation Portland ME

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.

Atlantic Hardwoods
(207) 773-9663
1004 Congress St.
Portland, ME

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Wall To Wall Flooring & Design
(207) 894-3567
842 Roosevelt Trail
Windham, ME

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BEAULIEU BEN AND SON ENTPS
(207) 284-7013
PO BOX 514
Biddeford, ME
 
Port City Flooring
(207) 775-2434
277 Marginal Way
Portland, ME
 
Brothers Hardwood Floors
(207) 879-0093
58 Tide Mill Rd
Portland, ME
 
HITE PAUL G TILE CO INC
(207) 797-4657
50 ALLEN AVE
Portland, ME
 
CARPET TOWN
(207) 282-3101
PO BOX 1036
Saco, ME
 
Atlantic Hardwoods
(207) 773-9663
1004 Congress St
Portland, ME
 
Maine Alpha Floor Sanding Incorporated
(207) 773-5075
23 Rabbit Run
Portland, ME
 
Port City Flooring
(207) 775-2434
277 Marginal Way
Portland, ME
 
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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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