Rays Flooring Studio Modesto CA

Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Sat: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm



(209)577-5642


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Flooring Installation

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Carpet Installation

Hardwood Installation

Tile & Stone Installation

Laminate Installation

The installers did an amazing job! Very professional, friendly, great attitude always on time and very organized. Communicated the different steps so I understood what was happening. The entire crew was courteous! They cleaned every night, always left the house clean. Best experience, honestly can’t stop smiling. I am going to recommend Ray’s Flooring Studio to everyone I know. Denise S.

Carpet Installation

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Installing Carpeting

In this age of do-it-yourself home improvement projects, installing carpet requires a specialized skill. Mohawk recommends that you rely on the expertise of a professional installation team to ensure your satisfaction with the product for years to come. However, there are a few things you can do to prepare for the arrival of your new carpet.

At the store

At the time of your purchase, ask your flooring retailer if they have professional installers on staff. If not, ask them to recommend an independent installer for your area. In most cases, the retailer will handle all the details of arranging the installation.

Be sure to ask about additional fees, such as removal and disposal of old flooring, and moving larger furniture pieces.

Preparing for the installation

Aside from the furniture, you can make sure things go smoothly on installation day by taking care of the following beforehand:

Before the installers arrive, vacuum the old carpet to minimize the airborne dust and particles.

During the installation

Your installers will arrive with the knowledge, tools and supplies to lay your new carpet. However, they will need an area to store their electrical tools and access to electrical power outlets for their tools.

Also, vacuum the subfloor after the old flooring and cushion has been pulled up and before the new floor is installed to minimize dirt and dust.

Bear in mind that your new floor coverings need to be installed over a structurally sound subfloor. Any damage that has been done by insects, water, or other problems should be repaired prior to carpet installation.

After the installation

Your installers will arrive with the knowledge, tools and supplies to lay your new carpet. However, they will need an area to store their electrical tools and access to electrical power outlets for their tools.

In the months following installation, you may notice some shedding or sprouting. This is normal and will not affect the carpet’s life or beauty in any way. Shedding is when loose fibers become undone from carpets made with staple yarn. This is normal and subsides within a short time with vacuuming. Sprouting is when a single tuft extends beyond the carpet surface, usually along walls or at seams. Simply clip it off, do not try to pull it out.

Hardwood Flooring Installation

hardwood flooring installation services

Successful installation of Mohawk Hardwood depends upon the careful planning and execution of all stages of the installation process. This guide will take you through estimating the materials needed, inspecting the site, selecting the correct underlayment, utilizing the correct tools, and installation procedures.

Below you will find the file names for documents covering the installation procedures for Mohawk Hardwood Flooring. Please feel free to browse the catalog, email us, or download any of these files.

Tile & Stone Installation

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Step 1: Surface Preparation

Tile may be installed over most structurally sound substrates, if they are clean, smooth, dry and free of wax, soap scum and grease. Any damaged, loose or uneven areas must be repaired, patched and leveled. Remove any moldings, trim, appliances, etc., which could interfere with installation. Door jambs may be undercut for tile to slip under.

tile installation

Step 2: Layout

Begin by marking the center point of all four walls. Snap chalk lines between the center points of opposite walls, which will intersect at the center of room. Make sure they’re perfectly square, and adjust if necessary. Next, lay out a row of loose tiles along the center lines in both directions, leaving spaces for uniform joints (use tile spacers). If this layout leaves cuts smaller than 1/2 tile at walls, adjust the center line by snapping a new line 1/2 tile closer to the wall. Repeat along other center line if necessary. Now divide the room into smaller grids (approx. 2' x 3') by snapping additional lines parallel to center lines.

tile installation

Step 3: Applying Adhesive

Select the right adhesive for the substrate you’re using. Carefully read and follow all instructions and precautions on the adhesive or mortar package. Mix only enough to be used within 30 minutes. Using the type trowel recommended on the adhesive package, spread a 1/4" coat on the surface of one grid area, using the flat side of the trowel. Do not cover guidelines. Next, use the notched side of trowel to comb adhesive into standing ridges by holding trowel at a 45-degree angle. Then remove excess adhesive, leaving a uniform, ridged setting bed. Don’t spread a larger area than can be set in 15 minutes.

tile installation

Step 4: Cutting Tile

Measure tiles to be cut carefully and mark with a pencil or felt-tip pen. Make straight or diagonal cuts with a tile cutter, curved cuts with a nipper (chipping away small pieces for best results), full-length curved cuts with a rod saw. Sharp-cut edges may be smoothed with a carborundum stone.

tile installation

Step 5: Setting Tile

Variation of shades is an inherent characteristic of ceramic tile – mix tiles from several cartons as you set, for a blended effect. Begin installing tiles in the center of the room, one grid at a time. Finish each grid before moving to the next. Start with the first tile in the corner of the grid and work outward. Set tiles one at a time using a slight twisting motion.

Don’t slide tiles into place. Insert tile spacers as each tile is set, or leave equal joints between tiles. Fit perimeter tiles in each grid last, leaving 1/4" gap between tile and wall. When grid is completely installed, tap in all tiles with a rubber mallet or hammer and wood block, to ensure a good bond and level plane. Remove excess adhesive from joints with a putty knife, and from tile with a damp sponge. Do not walk on tiles until they are set (usually in 24 hours).

tile installation

Step 6: Grouting Joints

Generally, you should wait about 24 hours before grouting (refer to the adhesive package for specifics). Carefully read and follow all instructions and precautions on the grout package. Make only enough to use in about 30 minutes. Remove tile spacers and spread grout on the tile surface, forcing down into joints with a rubber grout float or squeegee.

Tilt the float at a 45-degree angle. Remove excess grout from surface immediately with the edge of float. Tilt it at a 90-degree angle and scrape it diagonally across tiles. Wait 15-20 minutes for grout to set slightly, then use a damp sponge to clean grout residue from surface and smooth the grout joints. Rinse sponge frequently and change water as needed. Let dry until grout is hard and haze forms on tile surface, then polish with a soft cloth. Rinse again with sponge and clean water if necessary. Wait 72 hours for heavy use. Don’t apply sealers or polishes for three weeks, and then only in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.

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Laminate Flooring Installation

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Mohawk Laminate InstaClic Glueless Installation Systems

InstaClic Glueless Installation System

Mohawk Laminate Floors combine beautiful styling, textures and colors with the 100% Unilin® InstaClic laminate technology, the premier glueless locking system.

instaclic instructions

The patented INSTACLIC glueless locking system means fast and easy installation. No glue is necessary. Boards slip easily into place – at an angle – or slide together with a snap. And with INSTACLIC construction on all four sides of a panel, there is always secure locking action, even when space gets tight.

Ray’s Flooring Studio

Serving the following California cities, and others in the Central Valley:
Modesto, Ceres, Turlock, Waterford, Oakdale, Riverbank, Salida, Patterson, Ripon, Escalon, Manteca and Lathrop.

Ray’s Flooring Studio | 200 Kiernan Ave., Ste. A | Modesto, CA 95356 | (209)577-5642
Formerly Ray’s Carpets