Tile and Flooring Work
I work with all types of tile: ceramic, glass, marble and granite. I also install floating and permanent wood flooring.
The most important part of tile work is providing a proper base. Except for shower bases, the foundation needs to be completely flat. In remodeling work it is usually necessary to remove or repair bad sub-flooring first. I follow that with Hardie BackerBoard®, a very flat easily cut cement board. I use only the very best thinset and grout (Laticrete®), usually obtained from Roma Tile in Watertown, MA.
Layout is equally important. I always make sure to start from a center point. That way, there are tiles of the same size at the walls.
Where the tile to be installed has varying figure, I take my time setting up the most pleasing patterns before I set the tile.
After the job is completed, I always apply 2 coats of grout sealant. I cover the entire floor in sealant when the tile is porous like marble or limestone.
I have a great deal of expertise in the following areas:
In short, 90 percent of a good tile or flooring job depends upon planning.