tips will make your tile or stone installation as smooth and easy as possible.
Installing a new floor is a construction project. Some
installation activities are noisy. Our installers are neat and
clean but please be aware that tile and stone installation causes dust. If you'll be living in your home
while your new floor is being installed, plan accordingly to minimize disruption. Keep in mind that for a period of time,
you won't be able to use the room receiving the new floor. It typically takes two to three days to install a new floor,
depending on certain conditions. To allow time for the floor to cure, you won't be able to walk on it for 24 hours after
Before installation day, be sure
site is completely enclosed, with outside windows, doors and thresholds in place. All wet processes
(like drywall or plaster) are finished well before installation. Air conditioning, heating and ventilation
systems are operable. Electricity and water are directly available in the work area. Any new, unfinished quarter-round or base molding that you're providing for installation has been painted
or stained. We recommend that you complete painting or staining at least 24 hours prior to installation so the finish is
completely dry before installation begins
For areas directly affected by the installation:
Cover the installation area's entryways and vents to contain
dust and debris. Create a clear path through your home for easy access to the installation area
and removal of debris. Cover furniture and floors along this path and in areas adjacent to the installation.
Remove all items from cabinets, entertainment centers, bookcases, closets and similar containers.
Move all breakables, such as lamps, vases, mirrors, wall hangings, antiques or other valuables, from areas
affected by installation work. Disconnect and remove all electronic equipment, including televisions,
stereos and computers. Remove all electrical wires running under carpets or along baseboards and
door casings. Move furniture out of the room that will receive the new floor. If you prefer, DJ
Power can move furniture for you for an additional charge.
On installation day, our installers will be on time, courteous and efficient. They'll have the equipment
they need, and they'll be ready to install your new tile or stone. You won't need to provide any special tools or
Just meet these simple requirements:
certain to have an adult (over age 18) with the authority to make installation decisions on hand during the
Keep the temperature in the installation area between 60°
and 80° Fahrenheit.
Keep children and pets away
from the installation area.
Make sure installers have access to a water source.
That's it! We'll take care of the rest.
When the installation process is complete, our installation team will:
Clean the installation site.
all installation-related debris.
Conduct a final inspection of your new project and the installation
site for your approval.
almost all cases, the final estimate you receive will accurately reflect the condition of the installation site, and it won't
be necessary to adjust cost or schedule. Occasionally, however, we discover conditions (water or termite
damage; electrical or plumbing problems) during installation that must be addressed before we can complete the
installation. These conditions may require additional labor and materials.
In most cases, The DJ Power installation team will be able to complete the necessary work. Any additional
charges, if applicable, will be added to your installation cost, and the schedule will be adjusted accordingly.
If DJ Power cannot supply the necessary labor, you may need to hire another contractor to perform
that portion of the work before we can complete your installation.
Wait for the Floor to Cure
Tile floors need to cure
for a certain period of time before they are ready to be used. The process of curing and
tile floors varies substantially depending on a number of factors. Following the manufacturer's guidelines, your installation
professional will inform you of the proper methods for curing and caring for your new floor.
you use your new floor or move into the room, make sure the floor is completely cured. Do not walk on the floor for 24 hours
after installation while the adhesive, grout and sealant cure. If you do, it will damage the
resulting in an uneven floor and discolored grout.
After the Floor Has Cured:
your floor has been installed and cured, you should:
Change your air filters.
Complete any touch-up painting required on walls, doors or trim.
sure all doors work properly. If your new floor is substantially thicker than your old floor, your doors may no longer swing
freely. You may need to hire a carpenter to trim them or to install replacements.
move furniture and other items back into the room using the proper moving equipment. Following
guidelines, put appropriate protectors on the feet of chairs, tables and other furniture to avoid
your new tile floor.
Immediately begin proper care and maintenance to keep your tile or stone
looking its best.
If you have any questions about the installation process,
we're ready to help.