Your Expert Walpole Tile Installation Team

If it’s time to replace some or all of your home’s flooring, a professional Walpole tile installation service provider may be the right choice for you. While some homeowners prefer the warmth of carpet underneath their feet and others love the look of an oak hardwood floor, neither of these materials are suitable to cover all the square footage of your home. Plus, tile offers versatility that you just can’t get with other flooring types. Available in sizes big and small, a wide range of colors and suitable for flooring installations and kitchen backsplashes alike, it’s hard to go wrong with tile. To top it all off, this flooring type also lasts for decades with very little maintenance. That is, as long installed properly by a professional and experienced Walpole handyman.

Our expert handyman team has been doing tile installation in Walpole, MA for over 15 years. Throughout this time, we’ve dealt with every tile installation and repair imaginable. You can trust our reputable team to get the job done right, on time and with friendly, transparent service from start to finish. To find out more about everything our Walpole tile installation involves, keep reading. Ready to discuss your project details with us directly? Give us a call and one of our customer service representatives will be happy to provide you with project-specific information, as well as book you in for an on-site consultation.

Our Walpole Tile Installation Service

When most homeowners think about tile, flooring comes to mind. While flooring is certainly a large part of our service, we also offer backsplash installations. Though the process of installation varies slightly depending on whether it is done on a horizontal or vertical surface, most of the steps are comparable. Below, we’ll outline the steps for tile flooring installation, as this process is generally more complex than backsplash installation.

When you first contact us about getting tile installation in Walpole, MA, you may request an on-site consultation in advance of booking your service appointment. Some of our customers have the knowledge to assess their current flooring and subfloor, calculate how much material is needed and order their materials—all before getting in touch with us. If doing this on your own feels daunting, we can make recommendations on tile type and advise you on the square footage you’ll need. It’s always a good idea to order more product than you require, as sometimes accidents can happen during the installation process. If your tile chips or cracks in ten years’ time, it’s also helpful to be able to go out to your garage and grab a spare piece for replacement. Your future self or your home’s future buyers will thank you for your foresight.

On the day of your service appointment, we will show up in uniform and a company vehicle. All the tools we’ll need to do the job efficiently and correctly will be with us, so you won’t have to worry about providing anything but the materials. Some of the tools and materials we may use include:

  • Tile spacers
  • Underlayment of choice
  • Adhesive
  • Wet saw
  • Sponge
  • Grout
  • Caulk
  • Grout float
  • Trowels (notched trowel, inch trowel etc.)
  • Buckets
  • Tape
  • Utility knife
  • Snap cutters
  • Rubber mallet

One of the most important parts of a quality Walpole tile installation is ensuring that the subfloor is properly prepared. After your existing flooring has been removed, we’ll inspect it for any issues such as water damage. If issues are identified, we’ll discuss options with you before moving forward.

After the subfloor has been leveled and cushioned using underlayment, we’ll apply an adhesive called ‘thinset.’ To ensure each tile is placed on the thin-set evenly, we’ll use spacers. Once the thinset has cured, we’ll apply the grout to the joints using a float. Again, we’ll wait for the product to cure to the desired amount, and then we’ll use clean water and a sponge to smooth the grout lines. Water will also be used to clean the tile surface. If needed, cleaning products may be used to remove all residue.

Some grouts can benefit from sealing. If you require sealing, we’ll apply a sealant between each tile to prevent staining to finish off your Walpole tile installation. Before leaving, we’ll thoroughly up after ourselves and advise you on how long to wait before standing on your new flooring.

What To Consider Before Your Walpole Tile Installation

Although we’re more than happy to help you through every stage of the process for tile installation in Walpole, MA, we find that many homeowners who have some idea about what they want beforehand tend to have greater peace of mind. Our tile installation guide is an excellent resource, but here, we’ll briefly outline two of the most important considerations you may wish to make before scheduling your Walpole tile installation service: which type of tile you want in the space, and whether repair or replacement is a better option for you.

Types Of Tile

There is a wide selection of tile out there! Not only do they vary by appearance and style but also by their unique strengths and weaknesses on account of their material. It can help to have some idea about which types work best in your space and fit your design aesthetic. Some of the most common types of tiles we install for our customers include:

Ceramic. Made from clay that has been fired at a high temperature, ceramic tiles are fairly dense and therefore water-resistant. They may be glazed or unglazed.

Porcelain. Very similar to ceramic but fired at an even higher temperature. Porcelain tile is, therefore, more water-resistant and more durable than ceramic—but only marginally so.

Glass. Beautiful to look at and comes in a variety of colors and transparencies; but, as you may imagine, this one is best suited for backsplashes, since walking on glass tile may destroy it. Natural stone. Unlike the above three, natural stone is not fired to create a new material but is rather directly cut from—you guessed it—natural stone. Marble, slate, granite, limestone and travertine are popular options.

Cork. Though not naturally water-resistant, this material can be sealed to provide greater durability and protection. A great option for homeowners looking for something a little different.

Tile Repair Vs Replacement

Do you already have tile flooring in your home, but it's no longer looking nearly as great as it did when it was first installed? Maybe the grout is crumbling, or the surface is full of chips, scuffs and cracks. If the style still fits your personal style, the tile has sentimental or historical value or you’re on a budget and would like to avoid replacing your floors entirely, tile repair may be a better option for you.

Feel free to peruse our tile repair tips and grout repair tips to gain insight on whether repair may work for you and your home, and then give us a call to discuss any remaining questions you may have.

We’ll Get Your Walpole Tile Installation Done Right

If you’re looking for a quality tile installation in Walpole, MA, look no further than Mr. Handyman of Central - Eastern Norfolk County & S.Shore. We’ve been providing residents of not just Walpole, but surrounding communities such as Duxbury, Marshfield and Milton, with tile installations according to the highest industry standards since 2005.

When you work with us, you get something that you don’t always get with other handyman contractors—transparency. We’re happy to provide you with no-obligation, upfront pricing before booking your service with us. We’ll also discuss the project scope in detail, so you know exactly what to expect.

Although our service technicians are highly experienced and passionate about providing all of our customers with high-quality workmanship, we ensure that the power stays in your hands by offering a workmanship guarantee. If you’re not 100% satisfied with the job, we encourage you to contact us within one year of your service and we’ll be more than happy to make it right.

Walpole Tile Installation FAQs

How Much Does Tile Installation In Walpole, Ma Cost?

The cost of a tile installation in Walpole, MA varies considerably from project to project. Some of the factors that influence cost include:

Material quantity. It goes without saying that the more material you will have to purchase, the more it will cost. This will influence the length of your service appointment. If your handyman expert has been hired to install tile in a small powder room rather than a large living room, your service will cost less.
Material type. As discussed above, tiles can be made out of a wide range of materials. These materials come at a wide selection of price points. Though costs will vary according to supply chain disruptions and demand, you’ll generally find that ceramic and slate cost the least, while porcelain and natural stone cost a little bit more. The good news is that there is a type of tile for every budget.
Subfloor preparation. If your subfloor is in excellent condition, our technicians will be able to get started on installing your new tile right away. On the other hand, a damaged subfloor will require repairs before your new tiles are put in. Not doing so will result in a shoddy installation job that will require significant repairs down the line. Though these preliminary repairs are necessary, they’ll come at an additional cost.
Service length. In many cases, the larger the individual tiles, the less time installation will take and, therefore, cost.

Because tile installation cost varies so much, we’re happy to provide you with an estimate before you commit. In many cases, we prefer to provide you with an on-site estimate, as it can be difficult to provide accurate estimates over the phone for installation projects such as this. To set up an on-site consultation today, you can reach us by phone.

How Long Does Your Walpole Tile Installation Service Take?

As mentioned above, the amount of time service takes will depend on the square footage of the area that you want your Walpole tile installation to take place in, as well as the size of the tiles themselves. The number of changes that need to be made to your subfloor will also determine the amount of time that your service will take from start to finish.

Additionally, tile installation requires multiple steps with time blocked off for curing in between. It’s important that both thinset and grout cure for the exact amount of time recommended by the manufacturer, otherwise you could end up with loose and unevenly spaced tiles.

During your consultation, we’ll provide you with an estimate of how long the project will take. Sometimes unforeseen delays come up during the installation process, but you can rest assured that we’ll do our best to avoid these situations wherever possible. We’ll also let you know immediately if your project timeline changes.

Can I Do A Tile Installation Myself?

Without knowing you personally, we can’t accurately answer this question. In most cases, however, the answer will be no—tile installation is best left to the experts. Without practice or training, tile installation is extremely difficult to do properly. Leveling the subfloor, ensuring that the thinset cures for long enough (but not too long!) before applying tiles and spacing tiles evenly requires quite a bit of experience.

Additionally, there are many different types of tools that are required for the job. If you don’t already have these tools, you’ll need to go out and purchase them. Any money you thought you’d save on a DIY Walpole tile installation project will likely be cancelled out by the cost of tools and materials, making hiring an expert in the first place the way to go.

Get Started on Your Walpole Tile Installation Today!

Isn’t it time to get that renovation or home project done? Proceed with confidence! Mr. Handyman is a reputable service provider with exceptional reviews, ready to offer you a wide range of professional skills and quality customer care.

As a locally owned and operated business, we take great pride in helping homeowners in Walpole. Tile installation, whether for flooring or backsplashes, will last you for years to come with the help of our talented handyman team.

To book your Walpole tile installation or learn more about our remodeling services, give our friendly and knowledgeable office administrators a call today. You can also fill out our online service request form, and we’ll get back to you with the information you requested as soon as possible. We look forward to welcoming you into the Mr. Handyman community!

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