Good Questions: Will These Mexican Tiles Work In My Kitchen?

Good Questions: Will These Mexican Tiles Work In My Kitchen?

Maxwell Ryan
Oct 9, 2007

Hello AT,

A few tiles in my galley kitchen are cracked, and I think an uneven sub-floor is causing the problem. I want to replace the floor with these tiles (see below the jump). The tricky part is that the original tiles go all the way to the walls, so I think I will be better off having a professional lay the tile and level off the floor.

Do you think my Mexican floor will work in the space? Any idea of how much labor will cost and suggestions on who to hire?...

Thanks! Jessie

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Dear Jessie,

We had a similar problem in our kitchen a few years ago and hired a professional (this was out in Springs on Long Island). The subfloor was definitely the problem and after they took up the tiles you could see that there was rot and softness in it.

You can definitely do this yourself if you are handy, but it IS easier to hire a pro.

We'd hit up the following places for installer recommendations. As for the tiles, they can totally work, but they are busy and bright, so you have to really LOVE them. If you love them, go for it.

Cancos Tile
Bella Tile
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