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Optimizing Tile Installation for Bathroom and Kitchen Remodels

After we’re confident that we have a level floor surface, and knowing that water damage is no longer a concern, we can move on to coming up with a tile-installation strategy for the particular room that we’re working with. 

Optimizing Room Layout for Bathroom and Kitchen Remodels

There will be times when the room that is being tiled is not completely square.  In fact, this is very common.  As a tile professional, I can arrange the tile to compensate for this and minimize the irregular appearance of the space.


I also pre-lay the tile to minimize small cuts so that your floors, countertops, backsplashes, and showers flow with full tiles.   



Managing Transitions for Bathroom and Kitchen Remodels

When tile is laid correctly, it will lay flush with any existing, adjoining floor surface. When the tile and adjoining flooring are not flush (on the same level), it presents an unnecessary tripping hazard, in addition to creating a potential eye sore.

A home that I worked in recently
had such a problem. 

Literally 12 feet fro
the top of their


entry stairs was a tile
and hard wood

abutment in the
hall bathroom that
needed a 

specially made

transition to correct the problem.

Grouting for Bathroom and Kitchen Remodels

The goal with grouting is to grout the tile with minimal grout and sharp lines.  It is also imperative to wash the excess grout off of the tile right after you grout, so that there isn’t a thin layer of grout on your new tile, or chunks that need to be chipped off once they have hardened.  Besides grouting the tile, it is important, as an extra measure for waterproofing, to apply similarly-colored caulk to areas that may be leave the wall exposed to water damage.  This is yet another extra layer of security that Dedicated Tile offers you.

To finish off edges of a tiled shower, you will usually need some type of trim tile, such as a bull nose tile.  The shower that we are looking at in this video will need a bull nose tile all around the edges of the 12 x 12 tiles to give it a finished, professional look.

Now that youve seen a bit about how we do what we do, click here to check out our Bathroom and Kitchen Remodel Project Showcase, highlighting some of the cool projects Dedicated Tile has done over the years, or click here to request a free bathroom or kitchen remodeling consultation, if you live on Bainbridge Island, in Kitsap County, or in the North Puget Sound area!

Last Updated: June 10, 2013