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Expert Insight for Placing Flooring Tiles: An Interview with Matthias Clark of Matt Clark Tile and Stone

Tell us about your company and its foundation.

Matt Clark Tile & Stone is the premier tile design and supply company of the central coast of California. Since 2002 they have brought the very best brands to fine home builders and remodelers including Artistic Tile, Sonoma Tilemakers, Sicis, Oceanside Glasstile, Lunada Bay, Country Floors, Pratt And Larson, Emil, Crossville, American Olean and dozens more.

Legendary design services and the best materials make them the first choice in tile and stone for designers and architects. The founder Matt Clark has over thirty years experience in the field and has worked personally with design pioneers in the field like Ann Sacks, Norman and Shannon Karlson, IM Pei, I Grace, Gwathmy Siegel.

What services does your company offer?

Craftsman supplier of the best imported and American made tile and stone including large project management and logistics. Design and specification of tile and stone coverings and the related systems of installation and maintenance.

What are the basic steps of laying tile for floors?

1) Proper substrate surface preparation

2)Inspection of material to be installed

3)Layout options with client approval

4)Installation of tile according to TCNA guidelines

5)Grout , caulk if needed, and seal

What is some advice you have to ensure level tiles?

Proper surface preparation, floating if needed and 100% coverage of mortar under each tile.

What is the best technique for laying grout?

Slurry method is the most common. However, other methods are also utilized from time to time.

What is the best way to contact you?

805-242-1145

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