Tile Flooring Installation Buying Guide

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Tile Flooring

Tile flooring is a timeless choice for homeowners looking to add a durable and elegant touch to their homes. 

Whether you're upgrading your kitchen, bathroom, or any other room, tile flooring offers a variety of options to meet your design and functional needs. 

Below, we will explore the key features, types, benefits, pricing and installation, and care tips to help you make the best decision for your home.


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Key Features of Tile Flooring


Resistant to scratches, stains, and wear, making it ideal for high-traffic areas.

Water Resistance

Tiles are naturally resistant to water and moisture, making them perfect for areas prone to spills and humidity.

Variety of Designs

 Available in a vast array of styles, colors, and patterns, tile flooring can complement any decor.

Easy Maintenance

Simple to clean and maintain with regular sweeping and mopping.

Free installation for any purchase over $2500!

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Types of Tile Flooring

Stone Tile


Made from natural materials like marble, granite, and slate, stone tiles add a luxurious touch to your home. Each stone tile is unique, providing a one-of-a-kind look.

Glass Tile


Perfect for accent walls and backsplashes, glass tiles are available in vibrant colors and unique designs. They reflect light beautifully, adding brightness and a sense of space.

Cement Tile


Known for their durability and intricate patterns, cement tiles are great for adding a decorative touch to any space. They are hand-crafted and offer a rustic, artisanal look.

Ceramic Tile


Affordable and versatile, ceramic tiles come in various colors, shapes, and sizes, suitable for any room in the house. They are made from natural clay and fired at high temperatures to create a hard, durable surface.

Porcelain Tile


More dense and durable than ceramic, porcelain tiles are ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. They are less porous and more resistant to water and stains, making them suitable for high-moisture areas.

Benefits of Tile Flooring

  • Longevity: Tile floors can last for decades with proper care and maintenance. They are highly resistant to wear and tear.
  • Versatility: With numerous designs and materials to choose from, tile flooring can match any aesthetic. They can be used in various settings, from traditional homes to modern spaces.
  • Heat Resistance: Tiles do not burn or emit toxic fumes, making them a safe choice for your home. They can also be used with underfloor heating systems.
  • Eco-Friendly Options: Many tiles are made from natural materials or recycled content, making them an environmentally friendly choice. Some tiles are manufactured with sustainable practices in mind.

Step-by-Step Guide to Installing Tile Flooring


Upgrade your space with elegant tile flooring. Follow these steps for a successful tile flooring installation:


1. Mix the Mortar: Pour the dry mortar mix into a clean bucket, following the manufacturer's instructions for the water-to-mortar ratio. Use a mixing paddle attached to a drill to blend until smooth and lump-free. Let it sit for a few minutes, then stir again.


2. Lay the Main Floor: Spread a thin layer of mortar onto the floor with a trowel held at a 45-degree angle to create ridges. Place tiles onto the mortar, pressing gently and using spacers for even joints. Check for level and adjust as needed. Ensure full mortar coverage on the tile backs, back-buttering if necessary.


3. Cut the Tiles: Measure and mark tiles to fit around edges, corners, or obstacles. Use a wet saw or tile cutter to make precise cuts, wearing safety glasses for protection. Cut tiles slightly larger if needed, then trim for a perfect fit.


4. Set the Tiles: Press tiles into the mortar with a slight twisting motion for good contact. Work in small sections to prevent the mortar from drying out. Use spacers for even joints and check alignment and level frequently. Adjust tiles before the mortar sets if needed.


5. Grouting: After the mortar cures, mix the grout to the correct consistency. Use a grout float to press the grout into joints at a 45-degree angle. Work in small sections, wiping excess grout with a damp sponge. After 15-30 minutes, remove the haze with a damp sponge. Once fully cured, apply grout sealer.


6. Cleaning Up: Wipe the tile surface with a damp sponge or cloth to remove any leftover grout or mortar. Use a scrub brush for stubborn stains. Ensure tiles are clean and dry.


7. Final Touches: Add baseboards or trim around the room's edges for a polished look. Consider adding transition strips between different flooring types for a seamless transition.

Client Success Stories


Richard Tracey

Luxury Vinyl Floor Installation

“We were thrilled by Go Flooring’s affordable prices and high-quality workmanship. Their meticulous attention to detail ensured a perfect finish, especially enhancing the area around our fireplace.”


Crystal Douglas

Luxury Vinyl Floor Installation

“Go Flooring provided the best flooring experience of my life with their efficient service and excellent workmanship. The offer of free installation and no interest financing was a huge plus”


Ronald Wray

Hardwood Floor

“Go Flooring quickly installed my floors and made the process effortless. Their team was efficient, and their follow-up ensured my complete satisfaction.”


Katie Teague

Luxury Vinyl Floor Installation

“I’m thrilled with my new Go Flooring floors! They’re high-quality, waterproof, and perfect for my pets. The installation was seamless and quick, making the whole experience excellent.”


Annette Hermida

Hardwood Floor Installation

“I chose barley oak floors from Go Flooring, and they’re perfect for my lifestyle. They’re waterproof and scratch-proof, ideal for my big dog. Installation was swift, and the floors look fantastic!”


Carolyn Roberts

Luxury Vinyl Floor Installation

“I chose barley oak floors from Go Flooring, and they’re perfect for my lifestyle. They’re waterproof and scratch-proof, ideal for my big dog. Installation was swift, and the floors look fantastic”

How to Care for Tile Floors

Proper care and maintenance will keep your tile floors looking new and extend their lifespan. Here are some essential tile flooring care tips:

Regular Cleaning

  1. Sweeping and Vacuuming:
    • Sweep or vacuum your tile floors daily to remove dirt and debris that can cause scratches. Use a vacuum with a soft brush attachment or a broom with soft bristles to avoid damaging the surface.
  1. Mopping:
    • Use a damp mop with a mild tile cleaner. Avoid using harsh chemicals that can damage the tile surface. For ceramic and porcelain tiles, a simple mixture of warm water and a few drops of dish soap works well.

Stain Removal

  1. Grout Cleaning:
    • Grout lines can become dirty and discolored over time. Use a grout cleaner and a brush to scrub the grout lines. For stubborn stains, a mixture of baking soda and water can be applied and left overnight before scrubbing.

Preventive Measures

  1. Use Mats and Rugs:
    • Place mats at entrances to trap dirt and moisture from shoes. Use rugs in high-traffic areas to reduce wear and tear.
  1. Furniture Pads:
    • Use felt pads or furniture coasters under the legs of furniture to prevent scratches and dents.

Avoiding Damage

  1. No Waxing:
    • Tile flooring does not require waxing or polishing. Waxing can make tiles slippery and dangerous.
  1. Sunlight Protection:
    • Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can fade some tile types. Use curtains or blinds to protect your floors from UV rays.

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