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Stone Buying Guide Installation Questions

Use a Professional Installer or "Do–It–Yourself"?

Installing stone flooring is an acquired skill. While some stone installations can be done as a DIY installation, it's recommended to hire a flooring professional. Of course we still provide a DIY guide for those who would like to see what stone flooring installation entails. To find a qualified stone installer near you, use our Find It Locally search directory. Just type in your zip code and you'll be connected to qualified installers near you.

Within our complete Installation Questions checklist, you will read questions to consider like...

  • Does the stone we've selected have to be sealed prior to installation?
  • How long will the installation take?
  • Do I have enough grout and sealer for the whole project?

Be prepared. Let us help you with the next step; find a local installer by using our search directory at the top of the page or review our Stone Installation Guide for DIY assistance.

Install Preparation Tips

Planning: Whether you decide to do–it–yourself (DIY) or hire a flooring professional, there are steps prior to installation that should be taken. One of the first items in your planning for new stone floors should be the removal of all furniture, appliances, and area rugs. Cutting stone can create a lot of dust. Plan on having an area designated for cutting tile. Protect your furniture from dust and installation debris by designating a secluded spot for these items until installation is complete. Also determine where you plan on storing the shipment of stone once it arrives.

Time: Before purchasing stone flooring, take the time to research all the stone types, styles, and options. Always allow more time for a do–it–yourself project.

Full Project Budgeting: Use our financing chart to keep track of your stone floor budget. This chart will help you to ensure that you've accounted for the cost of all of the necessary products and materials. Like any major project, financial budgeting is a good idea to ensure you can complete the project within your budget.

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