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These tips will make your tile or stone installation as smooth and easy as possible.

Getting Ready:

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 installation.

Before installation day, be sure that:

The installation 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.

During Installation

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 materials.
Just meet these simple requirements:

Make certain to have an adult (over age 18) with the authority to make installation decisions on hand during the
installation process.

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.
Remove all installation-related debris.
Conduct a final inspection of your new project and the installation site for your approval.

Unexpected Site Conditions:

In 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.

After 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
sealing 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.

Before 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
installation, resulting in an uneven floor and discolored grout.

After the Floor Has Cured:

Once your floor has been installed and cured, you should:

Change your air filters.
Complete any touch-up painting required on walls, doors or trim.
Make 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.
Carefully move furniture and other items back into the room using the proper moving equipment. Following
manufacturer's guidelines, put appropriate protectors on the feet of chairs, tables and other furniture to avoid
damaging 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.