How do you know if tile installation or tile repair is the best investment for your home? Since there are several things to consider, we made comparing repair verse installation a little easier with this tile pros and cons list:
Tile Repair Pros
Repairs for small areas or individual tiles are typically less expensive than installing a whole new tile floor. When you let Mr. Handyman repair and replace tile flooring, you don't incur the cost of buying expensive equipment to complete a small tile project. We have the tools and experience to repair your tile floor quickly and economically.
In most instances repairing your tile floors should only take a few hours (barring any unforeseen issues) . Once we repair cracks and replace tiles, we regrout for a beautiful finished look.
Compared to installing a new tile floor, repairing sections of a tile floor is usually faster and less expensive overall
Tile Repair Cons
Tile repair is not an easy job. Achieving a seamless look requires expertise, specific tools, training, and matching new tiles to your existing tile. If the style of your current tile is outdated and no longer available, finding a close enough match may prove to be difficult, or impossible. This can make for an especially difficult repair job, and results you may not like.
Tile floors are only as stable and durable as the flooring beneath them. Even repairs performed by an expert may only be a temporary fix. If your subflooring is unstable or there are other underlying issues with your floors, tile may shift and eventually crack. The only way to know if a subfloor is up to par is to have it inspected by a professional.
New Tile Installation Pros
Nothing helps revive a tired-looking home like a shiny new tile floor. Ensuring your subfloor is stable is part of our tiling services. Once we confirm your subfloor is stable, we’ll install your new tiles, grout, and seal the tile to ensure it remains durable and provides decades of enjoyment. You'll not only love how your new floor looks, when it’s time to sell, your investment in a new floor may also pay off.
Timeless Looks and Durability
Tile is available in a wide variety of styles, colors, and sizes, which make it easy to find the perfect fit for your decor. A tile floor is durable, and can last for decades. Although tile is not waterproof, it does hold up well when exposed to liquids, and heavy foot traffic. It’s also relatively easy to maintain.
Tile Installation Cons
Like most home updates, going with new materials instead of refurbishing what you have usually means a larger investment. New tile installation may cost more upfront, but it’s durable and holds up well over time, which usually translates to a good return on your initial investment. .
More Time and Mess
Removing a tile floor, preparing the subfloor, installing new tiles, and sealing is time-consuming, messy, and very labor intensive. While Mr. Handyman approaches every tile job with experience and a proven plan of action, we know each project is unique. If your tile floor installation requires structural or subfloor repair, the job will usually take longer and may get a little messier! No matter what condition your floors are in, we can fix it and get the job done right without wasting time.
Tile Floor Installation and Repair Services
Tile floor installation requires proper subfloor preparation to prevent water and structural damage, and to ensure a long-lasting floor. We make sure the foundation for your new floor is solid before the first tile is installed. . Once the tile is laid, and mortar has set, we grout the tile . Since grout needs a few weeks to cure completely, we’ll come back and apply a grout sealant, to prevent stains and water intrusion.
Our tile installers are experts at installing and repairing these types of flooring and more:
- Laminate tile
- Ceramic tile
- Slate tile
- Cork tile
- Porcelain tile
- Marble tile
Tile flooring is beautiful, functional, and durable. Although it’s not always easy to repair compared to laminate, vinyl, or linoleum flooring, it does offer features that make it a very attractive choice for many homeowners. Whether you’re considering new tile, or need your current tile repaired, your local Mr.Handyman has the experience, tools, and expertise to get it done right!
Tile Installers Near Me
Trust Mr. Handyman for your next tile flooring installation or repair project. Find your local Mr. Handyman for tile floor installation near you or give us a call, or request service online.