Expert Tile Installation in Oklahoma City

A close-up of a person’s fingers as they insert tile spacers between red tiles to leave space for grout during a tile installation project.

Whether you just moved in or you've been living in your current house for years, it can be difficult to tackle the challenge of altering your house to make it feel like it fits in flawlessly with your design sensibilities. If you'd like to make your home better suit your personal interior design aesthetic, consider investing in new tile installation services.

The Oklahoma City handyman professionals at Mr. Handyman of North Oklahoma City and Edmond have the training, skill and experience to take care of flawless tile installation, and we always focus on delivering 100% customer satisfaction to the local homeowners and business owners of our communities.

Our Trusted Oklahoma City Tile Installation Services

A handyman from Mr. Handyman placing new backsplash tiles against a backsplash with mortar already spread over the area where the new tiles will be placed.

When it comes to tile installation, OKC residents sometimes assume it's a simple task. While it may look pretty simple on the surface—no pun intended—it's one of tasks that anyone can do, but only those with plenty of experience can do correctly.

Our experienced team will ensure that your new surface is perfectly even and uniform, with straight grout lines and the correct layout so your wall or floor is the most attractive part of your whole room.

Here are the steps involved in our tile installation process:

  • Removing Old Flooring: Installation can sometimes be done directly over another type of flooring, but in many cases it's best to remove old flooring first. We'll get that old material ripped up and removed from your property.
  • Sub-floor Preparation: If necessary, we'll prepare your concrete subfloor or wall surface by adding a suitable underlayment for your tile installation to rest on, such as cement backer board.
  • Pre-Planning Layout: Whether it's on your floor or wall, it doesn't make sense to just choose a random spot and start plopping down pieces. We'll take the time to plan layout of the pieces beforehand to ensure ideal pattern coverage.
  • Applying Thinset Mortar: The first real step in tile installation is applying a bed of thinset mortar for the pieces to rest on, but since it's fast-drying, we'll mix it in batches and go section by section.
  • Applying Tile: The placing part of tile installation requires applying a thin, even layer of thinset to the back of the piece and dropping or pressing it perfectly in place so it sits evenly across the bed of mortar without flattened sides or air pockets.
  • Grouting: Once the pieces are firmly in place, it's time to apply grout in the joints between each individual unit. That involves overfilling them a bit and then using a damp sponge to wipe away the excess grout, leaving a smooth, even line between each of the pieces.
  • Removing Grout Haze: When grout dries, it leaves a filmy coating on surfaces called grout haze. We'll remove the haze by wiping the pieces down with a damp cloth, or by using grout haze remover if needed.
  • Finishing Touches: Finally, we'll finish up by cleaning up any mess from installation and taking care of final touches like replacing baseboard trim so everything is complete and looking its very best.

A handyman from Mr. Handyman using a trowel to spread grout haze remover over newly installed shower floor tiles.

Rely On Our Team for Professional Tile Installation in Oklahoma City

When the next home improvement project on the list is tile repair or tile installation, Oklahoma City homeowners can trust the friendly experts at Mr. Handyman of North Oklahoma City and Edmond to get the job done correctly and on time, to their exact specifications.

Call us at (405) 584-6279 to book a consultation or find out more from our knowledgeable customer service staff.

Before and after images of a bare wall underneath a row of kitchen cabinets and the same wall after a new tile backsplash has been installed by Mr. Handyman.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tile Installation in Oklahoma City

Is Tile Installation Trendy Right Now?

To be honest, tile is one of those rare home design elements that is always popular. It has been popular since tile manufacturing was industrialized, and it shows absolutely no signs of slowing down any time soon. While there are a lot of trends for tile size, pattern, color and materials that come and go like any other, tile installation itself will always be in.

For Tile Installation, Do Caulking and Grouting Mean the Same Thing?

Grouting and caulking are both important parts of the tile installation process but they serve different purposes. Grout is primarily cement-based and goes between the pieces to space them out from each other and forms a strong masonry bond with the substrate under the tiles. Caulk is a semi-flexible material that is typically made of silicone or acrylic. It is applied along the edge of a tile installation where it meets another material like drywall, or in corners where two surfaces form a 90-degree angle.

If your tiles are going in a location that is prone to water exposure, like in a shower, it makes sense to have your handyman seal grout lines with caulk to make cleaning easier. Or, choose an epoxy grout that doesn't need caulking to resist moisture incursion.

How Long Do You Have to Wait to Walk On a New Tile Installation?

While you may be tempted to try out your new floor tile as soon as your handyman leaves, resist that urge for a full 24 hours to make sure the mortar underneath is fully cured. Otherwise, you could end up pressing down a corner or edge of a piece and that will result in the whole tile installation drying unevenly.

Ready for Tile Installation? Oklahoma City Handymen Are Here to Help!

Residents of Oklahoma City and communities in the area such as The Village can rely on the team of professional handymen at Mr. Handyman of North Oklahoma City and Edmond for excellent craftsmanship and reputable customer service.

Get in touch with us today by calling (405) 584-6279 to book an appointment or to find out more about why we're Oklahoma City's first choice for reliable handyman services.

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