Adding flooring to your home doesn’t always mean replacing an entire home’s worth. Sometimes you have to update one room while another room remains with the original flooring. The contrast can be quite beautiful and increase your home’s value if done well. Keep in mind when wood floors are laid beside tile, there is a crucial second step that must be considered.
When wood flooring is laid next to tile there is a small, unavoidable gap between the two types of flooring. This is typically called a grout line or a grout gap and will be filled in order to achieve a seamless look between the two types of flooring. This narrow seam is not only natural, its necessary for there to be a smooth transition from one type of flooring to another. So, who fills in this gap?
Many people assume when a flooring company comes in to replace their flooring, and it is incorporated into a space that also has tile, that the flooring company fills in the gap. Unfortunately, that’s a common misconception. After the flooring company is done laying the flooring, the tile company must then come back to grout this space. Why, you ask? Because the tile company that installed your tile will have a record of the exact type and color of tile and grout used in the original installation., Using the original grout color will maintain consistency and hide the new grout line.
The good news is, if you hired us to do your tile AND your flooring, you’re in luck! However, if you did not hire us to do your tile, it’s a good idea to schedule the tile company to come after the installation. Talk to us about when to schedule them to come out; the wood will need a little bit of time to cure. Of course, if we’ve done your tile, we will schedule the grout application when we schedule your installation.
Talk to us about your new project, and where the flooring will meet tile. We will help you select the flooring that will best match the tones in your tile so that both types of flooring pair well with each other. It’s a common mistake to choose a flooring that clashes in color with the existing flooring, and when it comes to floors, it’s not easy to hide a mistake!
Don’t spend additional, unnecessary money; talk to our professionals and we’ll have your room flow look seamless and spectacular!