The layout of your bathroom is great, but for a while now, you’ve been wanting to update the look and feel to something more in line with the rest of your home’s design.

Laminate is functional and cost effective but doesn’t exude elegance. Wood flooring is beautiful, but not well suited for the moisture in bathrooms. Maybe you just want something smoother, easier to clean and better insulated than your current flooring. That can only mean one thing; it’s time to bring in the tile.

But how do you install tile? Not many homeowners or tenants are experienced in flooring work, and a project like that could seem very daunting. Even for those who pride themselves for having completed a few home-improvements, installing a new type of floor is a big jump!


It comes down to two options:

  1. Installing Tile yourself with Bondera Tile Mat
    One of the products that has been stirring up talk recently has been Bondera Tile Mat, a cost effective, labor minimizing way of installing tile on your own at home.This mat is effectively an extremely heavy duty double-sided roll of tape. With high performing adhesive on both sides of the material, bondera acts as a connecting agent between the floor and the new tiles.This is a much cleaner alternative to caulk and sealer for those who aren’t comfortable with fully equipped installations! Better still, the film is water repellent, allowing for an effective bathroom or kitchen installation!It should be noted however, that Bondera is primarily suggested to be used for flooring applications. When used on floors, the adhesive is given the extra support of gravity. For wall tiling, gravity works against the Bondera mat, and if the tiles are any size larger than small, traditional adhesive methods are recommended.
  2. Calling a professional
    While it’s not always fun to admit you need some help with a project, it’s definitely worth it if you don’t have the time, experience, tools or patience to complete it. With floor tiling especially, pattern design can be a challenge and depending on the material you choose, some tiles may need to be cut with specialty wet saws or cutters. Safety should always be the top priority; if anything ever feels unsafe or beyond your level of experience, call an expert. Savannah, GA is home to Eckard’s Flooring professionals. You can also find Eckards Flooring professionals in four Missouri locations:Bethany, Carrolton, Stanberry and St. Joseph.

Keep this information in mind when planning your next project and you should be one step closer to the floors you’ve been dreaming of! Feel free to send us a message with any questions or concerns you have about your current project.

About The Author

Dane is the owner and manager at Eckard's Flooring Savannah GA.