Tiling Floors and Backsplashes
Tiling the Backsplash
Whether it is backsplashes or floors, tile is great as a kitchen refresher on its own and even better when it is paired with having your cabinets refaced.
NY Kitchen Reface does not cut corners. We follow all manufactures recommendations to make sure you have a trouble free installation for the life of your kitchen.
We work with all types of tile:
- Porcelain & Ceramic
- Marble, Granite & Slabs
- Glass and Stone Mosaics
Backsplashes are relatively simple as in most cases little prep is needed before tile can be installed. We remove any old tiles and repair the wall, if necessary, then we install the new til
e to the manufactures’ specifications. The size of the area, the type of tiles and layout design, will impact the cost of the installation.
Subway tiles provides a simple and clean look and is a popular, economical choice. A staggered tile installation can add depth to your backsplash. You can choose from many materials, such as, porcelain, ceramic or glass.
Mosaic tiles in a sheet can also be economical if you install the sheets and not each tile individually.
Handcrafted or Imported tiles can create a high-end look, but also can be “taste” specific. it can make a big impact in smaller areas or as a focal points above the range.
Slabs in a variety of material (Marble, Quartz, Granite or Formica) can be used to match your counter top and creates a seamless look. Cost varies on the material selected and size.
Design Tip: use a more expensive/detailed tile to create a focal point, a border or to add a splash of color to a backsplash with a uniform look.
Flooring on the other hand is not necessarily as simple. If we are lucky some are ready to be tiled right away but in most cases changes have to be made for the floor to be ready to provide a superior and lasting install. Below are some of the steps that may be necessary depending on the condition of the floor.
- New subfloor if current floor cannot support the weight of the tile. This is rare.
- Leveling the floor with self leveling cement or other means.
- Tile underlayment be it a mud bed, cement board or an uncoupling membrane depending on circumstance.
- The proper mortar adhesive for the material according to best practices.
- Finally properly applying the grout and sealant to the tiles
Let us show you what we can do call us Today at 347-850-2425 or complete our online request form