Use a professional tile installer to do the job. Tile installation has become a popular flooring choice for homeowners everywhere. A wide selection of tiles has been made even more attractive and people are replacing linoleum and carpet with tiles. Installing ceramic tile in your home can definitely improve the appearance and value of your home, but if the work is done improperly, can have the opposite result.
The conditions for the placement of ceramic tiles in each home are unique and no one knows this better than an experienced tile installer. They have the opportunity to deal with many different situations and have developed the skills to cope with any unusual situation to provide quality tiling. Inexperienced tile installer can unknowingly make costly mistakes.
Floor preparation is one such area which if not done correctly can cause serious problems down the road. If the old surface is not prepared properly, it is very easy for cracks to develop, especially in new homes. Subfloor must be perfectly level and smooth. The special filler should be used to prevent the crack from growing when there is a slab of concrete.
Whether the tiles are being installed on the floor or wall, the surface must be perfectly smooth. Any bumps or unevenness will cause problems in the future. Do not assume that the wall surface needs less preparation than the floor. Experience tile contractors know how to handle each. Ceramic tiles that are not installed correctly can create "hollow tiles" that are prone to problems.