One thing that you must know about tiles is that they do not take much to damage it up. If a single tile is misplaced; the whole project can end up being restarted. Installation mistakes cannot be covered easily and can only be set by ripping up the floor and starting over. A professional tile installer is the best option especially if the tiling pattern is complicated or there is a special edging.
Locating the right installer can be tasking. 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
It is okay to have someone who can take care of odd jobs and ends of home repairs and improvements. The tiles, however, do not fall under this category. It is wise that you hire someone that has an experience of not less than three years in installing tiles and has a proven track of installing both war and floor tiles.
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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.
Hire an Installer who is Certified, Licensed, and Insured
Always check to ensure that your prospective installer is certified, licensed and has a current insurance. Ensure that they a member of the NTCA for pro-grade job. Also check to see if they have training through the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation; it offers both training and assessment for installers and certifies them for being equipped with the latest techniques.
Ask to See the Installer Previous Work
Pictures speak volume and thus the need for you to ask them to provide you with a picture of completed tasks with an eye for quality. Look closely at the portfolio, and you can differentiate between the work of a good installer and an expert installer. The the layout of the tiles need to be balanced and if there any cut tiles, they should consist of equal sizes even if they are placed on opposite ends of the room.
Do not Buy the Tiles by 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.
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. Your installers interaction with the community can say much about how they will handle your project.