5 Proven Tips to Save Time & Money for Tile/Stone Installation
October 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour
Host: Jim Olson
Presenters: Rod Sigman
With the growing diversity of today's options in tile and stone, understanding that a “one size fits all” approach can be costly is critical and has never been more important. While not all tile or stone needs to be sealed or pre-treated prior to installation, the everyday challenges faced by tile and stone contractors’ poses constant challenges. Among them are the potential for grout staining and or hazing issues that cost time and money that was never considered in the bid and bottom line. Other related consequences are over-watering grout to make it easier to float, over washing to remove hazing leading to grout discoloration and low joints and ultimately an unhappy customer. Micro-texture on some porcelain tile can prove timely and costly if not considered prior to grouting.
Knowing the specific characteristics of the materials you are using; what types of stones and tiles may need to be pre-sealed and what ones don’t and how to prevent potential problems when they do is the key to insuring success. Knowing what, how and when to implement these tips to insure your success and profitability will lead to a better finished project; satisfied customers and repeat business for years to come.
1. Identify some of the most common problems associated with installing tile and stone as it
relates to installation such as material characteristics and qualities.
2. Consider the importance of mock-ups and testing prior to installation.
3. Know when and why certain tile/stone should be sealed prior to installation and what sealers
really do and don’t do.
4. Learn the difference between a pre-sealer and grout release.
5. Determine the need for grout rinse water additives to help reduce grouting time and
difficulty and ease the installation process.
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