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Tile Installation
What you need to know about installing your own tile flooring


Of the various do-it-yourself floor covering installation challenges, tile is going to be for the advanced DIYer or a professional. Tile requires very particular sub-floor preparation. Frequently, a water-resistant backer-board is affixed to the subfloor, providing a secure, stable surface for tile installation. As with all other forms of floor covering offered by Macco’s Floor Covering Center, we have well-trained, skilled and experienced installers for your project. You can rely on them to produce a beautiful finished job, and to be careful and respectful of your home and property in the process. Often, tile installations require specialty trim pieces. Your Macco’s Floor Covering Center associate will help you identify, and specify these items, based on your project. They will also help you make your grout selection, consulting with our design professionals to help you visualize the finished effect of your choices. A pre-installation walk-through with your tile installer will help ensure that you are prepared for the big day. The matters of removal and disposal of old flooring, trim, sub-floor preparation, and door clearance can be addressed during the walk-through. On installation day, plan to be home. Have a plan for keeping children and pets well clear of the work areas. Expect noise and dust. Have the room completely clear of furniture, according to your discussion with the installer ahead of time. Plan to provide ventilation for the new floor area, post-installation, to help clear related odors and dust.