Tile & Stone Installations in Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Punta Gorda, Cape Coral and Surrounding Areas


Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings Provides Top Quality Tile and Stone Installations Using the Latest Methods for Beauty and Long Life

Professional tile & stone installations require the eye of an experienced professional - from start to finish. Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings knows that tile & stone are best installed by well-trained craftsmen who have had considerable experience with the product. Whether you are looking to replace your floor, or need a new backsplash to match your countertop, Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings can help. Our team can give you the most up-to-date information on our products, as well as let you know the latest trends for tile and stone. We have a diverse selection in our Fort Myers showroom, so you will definitely have options.
 
 

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With tile and stone installations the substrate comes first…

These durable flooring materials must be carefully placed on a substrate that is prepared in accordance with manufacturer and industry guidelines. To ensure your home remodel or renovation goes as smooth as possible, it's best if you don't try to install tile or stone on your own.

The substrate is actually a sub-floor upon which the tile or stone elements will later be affixed. This substrate must first be thoroughly cleaned to remove any foreign substances such as dirt, debris or oil that might hinder the tile or stone pieces from adhering to it. Once this is done the installers will make certain that the substrate is level, so that it will be a firm base upon which to place the tile or stone pieces. This will ensure that they will be level once the installation is complete. In cases where the tile or stone might come in contact with moisture such as a kitchen, bathroom or home exterior, a waterproofing coating is often applied as well.

Our tile & stone installation specialists use a technique where the tile or stone is attached directly onto a cement backer unit that provides a water resistant and supportive layer between the porous substrate and the tiles or stones that are attached to it.

The flooring layout must be accurate for a good stone & tile installations

 
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After the substrate has been properly prepared, Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings specialists will create a layout plan for the installation area. Here, the dimensions must be correctly measured so that the proper quantity of tiles, stones or other materials can be ordered for the project.

Things to consider:

  • Cabinets
  • Stairs
  • Room transitions
  • Closets

The layout plan is important because it is used to create the pattern and orientation of the tiles or stone elements being placed.
 
 
 

Grouting is the last step with tile & stone installations

 
Once the tile or stone pieces are affixed to the substrate, they need to dry for between 12 and 24 hours. After that, then grout can be applied between the tile or stone flooring elements. Grout is available in many different colors, which aids in matching it to your tile or stone floors. Finally, the adhesive material and grouting are given another full day to cure adequately before the new floor can be walked on.

The above description in and of itself should be an adequate recommendation that tile & stone installation work should be performed by a seasoned craftsman. Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings will provide tile & stone installations for customers in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples, Punta Gorda, Cape Coral and other nearby communities.
 
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For more detailed information you can reach us via our contact us page or drop by our Fort Myers showroom at your convenience to discuss your interest in tile & stone installations with one of our flooring specialists.