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Knowing what to ask an installer can save you time, money and
overall stress. While many floors can be installed as a DIY project,
tile installation usually requires the experience and knowledge of a professional. If you're purchasing
eco–friendly tile floors and want them installed in a more "green" way, the advice of a professional may come
in hand. Learn more about green floor installation and tile types on
We provide a list of things to consider when it comes to installation. Use our Installation Checklist
and you'll know in no time whether you will be calling a professional or printing installation instructions.
Within our complete Installation Questions checklist, you will find points to ponder such as:
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 Tile Installation Guide for DIY
assistance or use our checklists to help you make your best decision.
Planning: Regardless of whether you hire a professional or
do–it–yourself (DIY), there are steps prior to installation that must be taken. First things
first: the removal of all furniture, appliances, and area rugs. 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 tile once it arrives. Cutting tile can create a lot of dust. Plan on having an area designated for cutting tile.
Time: Before purchasing tile flooring, take the time to research all the 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 tile 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
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