DIYers often run into snags when laying their tile floors. Of whom do they ask questions? Floor and Decor’s expert, John, answers five of them.
- How Do I Choose a Grout Color? A tile flooring contractor uses color-on-color grouting so there’s no discernible difference in appearance. Contrasting grout has become a thing, though, so it’s up to the preference of the homeowner.
- What Tile Can I Install on My Shower Floor? Small tiles and penny rounds in natural stone or porcelain are better for slip resistance.
- What’s the Difference Between Ceramic and Porcelain Tiles? Porcelain is made of china clay and pottery stone and baked at a higher temperature, so it’s hard. Ceramics are made of clay, soil, resins, and water, fired at a high temperature, and glazed. The difference is the quality of the clay and the temperature.
- Do I Need a Sealer for Outdoor Tile? Yes. Seal the grout. Tile doesn’t need it.
- What is Connexion Tile? This is a sheet of tile placed over the underlayment. Picture a sheet of backsplash tile on a home renovation TV show, and you’ll have an idea of what connexion tile is.
Tiling floors if you’re not a tile flooring contractor can be difficult. Consider asking a professional any questions before laying your tile foundations to avoid costly mistakes.