Lessons Learned About Renovations

What not to Miss when Hiring a Tile Installer

One thing with tile is that damaging it is easy. One slightly misplaced tile can end up destroying the entire project. The installation mistakes are hard to cover up and correcting them means ripping up the floor and starting over. Hiring a professional to install the tiles is a great idea especially if you have a complicated pattern or special edging.

Locating the most qualified tile installer can prove hard. Below are some factors that you need to take into account so as to get a qualified tile installer.

Don’t Settle for Anything Less of an Expert
Having someone around who can do odd jobs and home repairs and improvement jobs is nice. The tiles, however, do not fall under this category. Ensure that you find someone with at least three years experience in installing tiles and proven track record in both wall tile and floor tile.
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Do not Assume that Retail Stores Know Qualified Installers
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Most of the home centers are busy handling customers all day long and may not have an idea of the trending installation methods and the experts in the field. Instead, go to someone who is in close contact with contractors, installers, designers, and architects as they are more experienced working with qualified installers.

Ensure that your Installer is Insured, Licensed, and Certified

Always check to ensure that your prospective installer is certified, licensed and has a current insurance. It is necessary that they have a membership in the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA). Ensure that they have the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation training to certify that they have the latest methods for the growing and changing world.

Previous Work is Important
Ask to see a picture of the completed work to see the quality. Look closely at the portfolio, and you can differentiate between the work of a good installer and an expert installer. You should be keen to see if the layout is well balanced and if the tiles have been cut, they need to be of the same size even if they are on opposite sides of the room.

Don’t Purchase the Tile Yourself
Your installer is in a better position to understand the rating and techniques involved than you can. To avoid buying tile that is not suited to your application; you should let the installer handle the purchasing.

Professionalism Matters
The world has turned to a lot of casualness and do-it-yourself, but all the same professionalism remains to be the hallmark of a good business. Simple as it may seem, the installers involvement with the community can say a lot about how your project will be handled.

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