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How to Prep a Room for Tile
Getting ready to lay new flooring could include some demolition. If you are planning to combine two rooms into one, for example, you’ll need to remove a stud wall or two and tear up old flooring before laying the new continuous flooring. Demolition is hard, messy work, but it can be rewarding. It moves along quickly, progress is instantly visible, and knocking things apart can be satisfying. —DIY Advice.com
- Remove the existing top flooring. After you’ve emptied the space out entirely, it will be time to remove the existing top flooring, whether it’s carpet, vinyl, hardwood, or tile. Do this carefully so you don’t damage the subfloor and the walls.
- Clean the whole subfloor thoroughly. Once the top flooring material is removed off the subfloor, it’s time to prep it for installing new tile. When you took out the existing top flooring, be it carpet, tile, hardwood, or vinyl, there will be a lot of tiny debris. This means you’ve got to clean it thoroughly with a vacuum and mop.
- Install the tile membrane over the subfloor. Next, install the membrane over the subfloor. The steps will differ from product to product, but it’s purpose is to create a foundation and to protect the subfloor. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
- Start to lay the tiles in place over membrane. Unless you are very handy and have done this type of work before, it’s not recommended you go the do-it-yourself route. Hire a licensed contractor, instead. But, if you are confident in your DIY skills, you can install the tile yourself.
When you’re ready for construction and remodeling debris removal, just pick up the phone and call 800-433-1094 or visit Haul Junk Away. We have all the manpower and equipment to get it done for you.