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May 06

Investing In Beautiful

Investing can be a challenging affair when there is uncertainty in the market place.  But investing into your home, and enhancing the equity of your strongest asset is always a safe investment.  Especially, when your home improvement work is done professionally, on budget, and on time!

One very popular home improvement investment is the installation of ceramic tile, or marble tile flooring.  This simple, yet affordable home improvement will both beautify your home, while increasing your homes equity.

Ceramic tile flooring is a beautiful, easy to install, affordable even on a modest budget, and with so many designs, sizes, and finishes to select from, you can easily transform an ordinary entryway, kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room floor into an architectural gem.

In order to set ceramic tile flooring you will first need to stabilize the existing flooring material, and make sure you have a clean level flooring surface.  To begin you will need to have the existing flooring removed if it is carpeting, vinyl tile, or linoleum.  Once the old flooring is removed you will have exposed the ‘sub-floor’ material.

Wooden flooring may not need to be removed, and can be stabilized by simply covering it with a layer of ¼” plywood sheathing.  After cutting the plywood sheathing to size, attach it over the old flooring with a liberal application of adhesive glue, followed by setting in flooring screws very 6-8 inches.  By doing this, the old wooden flooring will not affect the ceramic tile flooring if it were to expand, contract, or shift in some way.

After having the sub-flooring made secure and level, a new base material called cement board is set in place.  Cement board replaces the old-school way of attaching metal lath to the sub floor and floating fresh mortar on top.  Cement board is so much cleaner and easier to use and install.

Cement board is available in1/4”, 3/8”, and ½” thicknesses, and is excellent for establishing a new sub-floor, ‘base’ for  ceramic  and marble tile.  Cement board is set on top of the prepared plywood surface, or original sub-floor material with screws especially designed for penetrating and holding fast without allowing back-threading up into the ceramic tile.  Once the cement board is in place, the ceramic tile can be set!

If you’re thinking that this home improvement project may be daunting for you to perform yourself, you may be correct in that thinking!  The removal of old flooring, establishing of a proper sub-floor surface, installation of the cement board, and the installation of the new ceramic tile requires an artistic eye, the proper tools, and familiarity with cutting and setting tile.  Thankfully the professional expertise of a Handyman Headquarters Contractor is an easy click away.

So whether you are thinking about a simple home improvement project like installing new ceramic tile flooring in your entryway, kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room; or you are ready for the challenge of a major improvement like adding a guest bedroom, den or office.  Handyman Headquarters is the best place to begin.  With qualified, conscientious, licensed Home Improvement Contractors who are locally based, familiar with your community, and ready to meet you’re every need.

Go ahead and click http://www.la-laborjobs.com/handyman/ today!

 

 

 

1 comment

  1. Tile Flooring Scottsdale

    Interesting post. Ceramic tile flooring is a beautiful, easy to install, affordable even on a modest budget, and with so many designs, sizes, and finishes to select from, you can easily transform an ordinary entryway, kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room floor into an architectural gem.

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