What To Expect From Our Lehi Tile Installation Service
At Mr. Handyman of Lehi, Provo and Spanish Fork, we’re not just concerned with getting your floor installation done according to the highest standards for quality—though this is important, too—but also with making sure your experience with us meets or even exceeds your expectations throughout every stage of the process.
Your tile installation service begins with a phone call or service information request submission, at which point our talented team of flooring experts will gather information on your project details. When it comes to tile installation, Lehi, UT clients typically ask us to install floor tiles or wall tiles that they have already purchased (or plan to purchase) themselves. We can install all types of tile, including:
- Natural stone
- And more!
If you need advice on purchasing material, including how to calculate the square footage of your space to determine how much material you need or any other bathroom remodel design advice, our experts will be more than happy to lend their recommendations based on their wealth of experience. We suggest ordering more material than you think you’ll need, as you may find yourself with broken tiles that need replacement in the future. It’s always a good idea to have some extras on hand!
After discussing the basics of your project, we’ll arrange a day and time for your service appointment, based on your availability. Our team of handyman experts will arrive at your property on time for your scheduled appointment. All of our service technicians have company vehicles filled with the tools and supplies needed to get the job done right.
Upon arrival, your flooring experts will introduce themselves to you, explain what they’re there to do and ask for approval to get started. They’ll also put on disposable boots before entering your home to ensure that your floors are protected. Once you give them the go ahead, they’ll get started on your Lehi tile installation service. Though the installation process will vary slightly depending on the room and type of material, your service professionals will follow these general steps:
- Flooring preparation: Unless you’re having flooring installed in a new build for the first time, you’ll likely need your existing flooring removed first. We can remove and dispose of your old flooring, whether it’s tile, linoleum or laminate.
- Subfloor preparation: Next, we’ll clean and inspect your subfloor. If it’s uneven, we’ll use a leveling compound to correct it. We’ll also lay an underlayment if necessary.
- Application of thinset: This is the adhesive solution that will adhere your tiles to the floor. There are different types of thinset available, depending on whether or not a tile membrane is being used or the tiles will be applied to a cement backer board. We’ll mix up the thinset mortar, making sure to mix it thoroughly to eliminate air pockets, and spread it using a notched edge trowel.
- Installation of tile: Using tile spacers, we’ll lay the tiles evenly across the thinset. Our team has the experience necessary to ensure that the tiles are completely even. As we go, we’ll use a damp sponge to remove any thinset that ends up on the tile surface. We will also cut the tile as needed around fixtures.
- Application of grout: Once the thinset has cured for 24 hours, we’ll remove the spacers and apply grout using a rubber float. A damp sponge will again be used to smooth the grout lines and wipe any excess grout off the tile surface.
- Finishing touches: When the grout has fully cured, we can apply sealant to the joint between your tiles and baseboards. If necessary, we’ll also apply a grout sealant.
Why Choose Us For Tile Installation in Lehi, UT?
Since opening our doors, we’ve proudly and successfully served residential and commercial customers not just in Lehi, UT, but also in surrounding communities such as Highland, Alpine and Cedar Hills. As a small contractor team, all of our highly experienced and qualified handyman experts are fully insured to afford you peace of mind.
We hire service professionals who not only fit the bill in terms of experience, but who also display a passion for the work they do and a desire to achieve customer satisfaction 100% of the time. Though rarely requested, we offer a one-year workmanship warranty to ensure that our customers are always happy with the workmanship they receive. If for any reason you’re not, just let us know and we’ll come back to make it right.
FAQs About Tile Installation In Lehi, UT
WHAT IS THE BEST MATERIAL FOR A TILE INSTALLATION IN LEHI, UT?
As long as you choose tile meant for flooring and not walls, you shouldn’t encounter any problems. That being said, not everyone has the same budget and maintenance expectations, so it’s important to pick a material that meets your needs.
If durability is a concern, porcelain or ceramic are your best bets. Porcelain is technically more durable and water resistant than ceramic, but ceramic is still a very hardy material and comes at a slightly lower price point. If you’re okay with doing a little more maintenance, natural stone tiles like marble and slate also make good choices.
A word of warning—glass tiles should never be used on floors. However, they can look great on shower walls and backsplashes.
WHERE SHOULDN’T I DO A TILE INSTALLATION IN LEHI, UT?
Tile can go in virtually any room in your home or business, but tile installations in Lehi, UT probably shouldn’t be done in bedrooms. The climate is simply not hot enough to warrant this, and if you have concerns about property value, you’ll probably want to choose a material like vinyl plank flooring or carpet to appeal to buyers.
The best places for a tile installation in Lehi, UT are bathrooms, kitchens and mudrooms, as these areas tend to get messier and have a higher moisture content.
HOW CAN I MAINTAIN MY TILE FLOORS?
Best maintenance practices for tile flooring depends partially on the material, but in general, simply keeping them clean is the most important thing you can do to maintain your floors. The idea is to avoid allowing dirt, dust and debris to scratch up their surface. Vacuuming and washing your floors at least once per week is a must. If using a cleaning product on your floors, check the label to ensure it's safe to use on your tile type.
For stained and discolored grout, use a grout cleaner. Toothbrushes are the perfect tool for applying and scrubbing your grout clean.
CAN I DO TILE INSTALLATION ON MY OWN?
You can certainly try, but unless this is a project you’ve done before, we recommend hiring an expert. Getting your tiles to lay evenly, working efficiently around thinset and grout curing times and cutting tile to precisely fit your space can be a big challenge if you don’t have practice with tile installation. To get the job done right the first time, rely on our handyman experts.
DOES MY TILE NEED A GROUT SEALANT?
Grout sealant isn’t usually strictly necessary, but to ensure your grout lasts a long time before needing repairs and to make the cleaning process easier, it’s generally recommended for a tile installation. Lehi, UT homeowners often choose cement grouts, but if you have a synthetic grout, sealing isn’t necessary. There are two types of grout sealants:
- Penetrating sealants
- Membrane-forming sealants
Penetrating sealants go deep within the pores of the grout, while membrane-forming sealants sit on top. For bathrooms, we recommend using a penetrating sealant. Grout sealants can’t be applied immediately following your Lehi tile installation, as the grout must first be fully cured. You should wait at least three weeks before having a grout sealant applied.
If You Need Tile Installation in Lehi, UT, Mr. Handyman Has You Covered
If you’ve been considering getting a tile installation in Lehi, UT done for a while, this is your sign to finally make it happen! Our expert team at Mr. Handyman of Lehi, Provo and Spanish Fork have what it takes to make your dream flooring a reality. Whether you need floor tiles or wall tiles installed, we’ll get the job done right the first time.
Still not quite ready to commit? Give our outstanding office team a call today to get the answers to any remaining questions you may have, or book a free, in-person estimate and consultation to help you make your decision. We look forward to working with you on your tile installation soon!