Tile floors are essential in areas of the home or business such as kitchens, bathrooms and high traffic areas. Due to it's durability and wide range of styles, shapes and colors, tile is often the best solution for these rooms. With so many choices of products and tile setters available it is important that a homeowner is informed equally on these specifics. For instance, tile that is manufactured and intended for a living room floor will not be the same as tile for a shower wall. Even more importantly, the prep work that is needed prior to installing tile is determined by many factors such as the size of the tile, the tile material itself, and the location of the installation. Certain areas of the home will require different specifications of prep-work and specific thin-set and mud-set application techniques.
James Anderson has over twenty five years of quality experience in every type of tile or stone application and will assist you in selecting the proper tile that best suits your specific needs.
Romano French pattern Travertine Installations
In this Sarasota Florida kitchen condo remodel the client had choose Romano French pattern Travertine. The existing floor deck was not ideal for a quality installation so floor leveling compound was installed. The next photo is showing the installation of a 90 mil floor soundproofing material which is a requirement in condo remodels. With all the proper prep work finished, a 1/2" trowel with a quality fortified 352 thin-set sets the Travertine in a smooth uniform finish. Following the installation is a stone enhancing sealer to bring out all the natural colors and to protect the floor from future stains. Travertine has been used on floors for hundreds of years and this quality installation will endure both the changing design trends as well as hold up against the busiest kitchens.