FLOOR TILE INSTALLATIONS

 

Top Tile has a different set of systems than most tile setters. Top Tile has been in the industry for a long enough time to realize that certain tile renovations require certain products and no one products fits all. With that said our company has the finest building materials used in our renovations and quality is always at the forefront. Below we will run down some common misconceptions that can cost thousands of dollars in unneeded expenses.

 

Demolition - Always done with vapour barriers to eliminate any dust contamination, and includes zipper doorways for access throughout the home. All ventilation systems are closed off and a having air rush into the space and rush out eliminates dust from lingering in the air. All demolition is done with care to insure that items such as cabinetry and walls are protected as best as possible. 

* By not closing your ventilation you will then spread any dust throughout your entire home

*By not setting up vapour barriers you will then spread any dust throughout your entire home

* By not having a negative air fan system you will then spread any dust in the air throughout the entire renovation area.

 

SUBFLOORS - All subfloors installed meet the TTMAC ( Governing body of Tile installation rues and regulations) Code anD standards. Many Tile installers use the wrong types of subfloors due to lack of knowledge, as well as being duped by the tile stores ( see this all the time). Certain products have a certain purpose and we will illustrate it.

 

- DRYPACK  ***** BEST OPTION 

- Professionally Installed by Cement Finishers
- Best Option for Large Format Tile
- Economical in Cost
- Perfectly flat and level substrate 
- Anti Coupling and Anti Fracture Properties

- Ditra/ XL & Ditra Heat Pad ****  Good Alternative

- Easy to use
- Anti Coupling and Anti Fracture Properties

- HardiBacker 1/4" subfloor board *** USED WHEN NEEDED

          -  Can Install Tile same day ( Great for small bathrooms)

 

TILE INSTALLATIONS

 

INSTALLATIONS ARE ALL PERFORMED USING LFT MORTAR BY MAPEI WHICH ENABLES OUR COMPANY TO HAVE THE CONFIDENCE OF KNOWING THAT OUR TILE IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE. OUR COMPANY LIKE TO USE SMALL GROUT JOINTS, ANYWHERE FROM 1 MM TO 2MM DEPENDING ON THE TILE AND THE PATTERN. OUR INSTALLERS ALSO USE A GERMAN GROUT KIESEL THAT IS MADE WITH CRUSHED QUARTZ AND GLASS AS OPPOSED TO SILICA SAND ( REDUCES WATER ABSORPTION).