Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Installing Ceramic Tile On 2nd Floor Or Above Part III

An Open Communication Is a Key For a Installation With No Hassles
If you live in a condominium, it will be necessary for the contractor to get in touch with the condominium association and determine if there are any additional rules or regulations.
Ask your contractor if there are any other requirements you should know about prior to beginning the ceramic tile remodeling project you have planned.

Make Sure You Choose A Reputable Contractor
Ceramic tile installation is a very popular remodeling option. Many people are opting for ceramic tile rather than linoleum, hard wood or carpeting in many areas of their home. 
Tile wears very well and can last a long time if the tile installation is done properly. It is easy to keep clean and adds value to your home. 
Make sure you choose a reputable contractor when it comes time to do any home improvement projects that include ceramic tile. This will insure the job is done well and done right.

Installing Ceramic Tile On 2nd Floor Or Above - Part II

Double Check If A Building Permit is Needed To Do Your Tile Installation
Next find out if any kind of building permit is required. Again, this varies from city to city and calling your local city or town offices should get you your answers.
If a permit is required you may want to secure it yourself or ask the tile installation company who will be doing the work for you if they can obtain a building permit for you.

No Sound Proof Underlay = Big Problems For You In The Future
Before beginning tile installation, the floor surface should be thoroughly cleaned and properly prepared. A layer of sound proofing must be installed first.
This will create a base for the tile. Then you will need a layer of water proofing. This will protect the subfloor from any water that spills onto the floor from seeping through the tiles.
If this occurs the result can be serious sub strait damage. Water spills are a likely occurence in a bathroom. Water overflow from the shower or tub is most often the culprit.

Installing Ceramic Tile On 2nd Floor Or Above - Part I

Preparation Will Determine a Safe Tile Installation and Will Save You Thousands of Dollars
If you are considering adding ceramic tile to a bathroom or any other room in your home, there are a few things you should consider before beginning the project or hiring a contractor.
Tile installation on an upper level of a home requires a little extra preparation than it does on the main floor of a home.

Check With Your City The Codes For a Tile Installation on the 2nd Floor and Above
The first thing you should investigate prior to tile installation is the building codes in your city or town.
Some cities are very strict about enforcing their building codes and have separate codes for flooring installation on the second floor or higher. Become informed as to what the codes are for your particular area.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Time to Remodel Bathroom - Part II

You Will Definitely Gain More Staying in Your Home and Remodeling It Than Buy a New One
Many homeowners put off home improvement projects over the last half decade as material and costs soared. Some even purchased or considered purchasing a new home, rather than remodeling the home they lived in.
But, now, prices have fallen, and fallen significantly. It is a wiser investment to stay in your existing home and remodel than to buy a new home.

Consider Have Tile IN Your Home Now - Ceramic, Porcelain and Travertine Are Great Options
Bathroom remodeling is only second to kitchen remodeling in the expense of the material needed. Fixtures and tile can require a considerable investment. These prices have come down as well. Popular tiles, such as ceramic, porcelain and travertine are much less expensive than they were a few years ago. If you want tile in your home, now is definitely the time to buy it.

Contractors Are Working For Less Nowadays And That's a Great Opportunity To have Your Bathroom Remodeled
Tile installation contractors, and home remodeling companies are lowering their prices to generate business as they too have felt the crunch of the sagging economy impact their business.
They are willing to work for less than they were a few years ago and this is definitely to your advantage when it comes to bathroom remodeling and tile setting.

Build Equity In Your Home, Now Is The Time
The economy will recover in time and prices will begin to rise again. Now is the time to take action and take advantage of the money you can save on home improvement projects. Bathroom remodeling will increase the value of your home now more than ever before and definitely more than it will in years to come.
Don't miss out on this prime opportunity to do that home improvement project you have had on hold. There may never be another time quite like this one, to benefit from market conditions and build equity in your home.

Time to Remodel Bathroom - Part I

The Most Cost Effective Home Improvement Project 
Bathroom remodeling is one of the very best ways to increase the value of your home. And right now is the opportune time to undertake any remodeling work you may have been considering.
It is rare to find a time when everything is working in the homeowner's favor to assure that you get the most bang for the home improvement buck. Now is just such a time.
Bathroom remodeling and tile setting are currently among the most cost effective home improvement projects to undertake.

This Is The Time To Remodel
The economic slump we have been facing has done several positive things for homeowners throughout the country.
First and foremost, it has driven material prices and labor cost down significantly. There is no better time than right now to find deep discounts on building materials, bathroom fixtures, tile and everything else you need for your bathroom remodeling project.

Home Improvement is Far Better Option Than Saving Nowadays In This Market
It is also an excellent time to invest your money in your home. Interest rates are low, so saving is a less lucrative option than it once was.
Real estate is in a slump, but that is only temporary. So putting money into your home is actually building on the future equity of your home. When housing price rise again in the future and they will, you will see more significant gains because of the improvements you are making now.