Frequent Asked Questions

At Casey Martel, our primary goal is to support you in your project! That is why we have set up this FAQ section to answer most of your questions.

At Casey Martel, our first goal is to support you in your ceramic project! This is why we have set up this Frequently Asked Questions, in order to answer most of your questions concerning the laying and uses related to ceramics.

Example: The floor measures 14 ‘8-1/2″ x 13’ 4-3/8″.

The number required is calculated as follows:

Round off the measurements to the nearest foot, so 15 ‘x 14’ = 210 sq. ft.
Add a percentage of tiles due to loss during cutting and for replacement, as well, namely:

5% for a smooth surface (square or rectangle)
10% for irregular surfaces, corners, multidirectionals

It’s always best to leave it to the professionals to provide adequate installation products in terms of texture and guarantee.

The latest tile innovation is the Kerdi-Board and Kerdi-Band Schluter panel system by Schluter. It is the most recommended because of its high resistance to water vapour.

A tiler is the best choice. They’ll consider the joint alignment to best position your niches.

First, the tiler will proceed with the removal of the paint using a diamond grinding wheel. Next, they’ll fix your slab using a drill to insert a reinforcing bar and will secure it with epoxy. He’ll finish the preparation by installing a Ditra membrane.

This type of grout isn’t recommended because of fading due to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

It’s not recommended to use this type of product because of the wide temperature variations in Quebec.

It’s very important to leave a gap of about 1/8″ between the plywood sheets in the last row, as they will expand when laying tiles due to the moisture in the mortar.