Hiring a Tile Installer
It is vital that there is a professional tile installer who will be installing tiles in your house or commercial establishment instead of doing it on your own for the sake of saving money. You can expect getting exceptional results if you hire a contractor who has the experience, skill and specialization in such job. You must need to allot your time in doing things on your own as there are no certifications for tile installers.
I suggest that you consider the tips that are discussed in the next paragraphs if you want to have better chances of hiring the best installers.
Tip number 1. Choose the design of tiles before hiring installers – normally, big projects are involving laying different sizes of tiles in patterns which are quite expensive to install.
Tip number 2. Ask for referrals – it is ideal to call anyone that you know who had recently done tile installation and inquire which contractor they’ve used for the service. Check if they are satisfied with the service and what can they say about their workmanship.
Tip number 3. Go to tile supplier – this doesn’t naturally mean that you have to check out their store. What this is all about is asking them for a quick list of the tile installers who regularly buy from them. Beware that the list is not actually a referral but, it’s a list of installers who buy tiles from them routinely. However, you can be sure that the names of tile installers you’ll find on the list have been in this field for long.
Tip number 4. Contact at least 3 tile installers – you can ask for preliminary questions in figuring out whether they are the right team for the project. Some questions that you might want to ask from your prospective commercial tile installers include their years of experience, when they’re available to start the installation, how many tile jobs they complete within a month on average and so on. Not only that, you have to ask the installer if they’re currently working on a project so you can take a quick peek of their work.
Tip number 5. Schedule a meeting – now that you found 3 tile installer prospects, the next thing to do is to set a meeting with them. Throughout the meeting, you’ve got to ask them how many tiles you have to order for your project, how quick they can complete the job, how many people are needed on the project, how much time will it take for the project to finish and if they can produce a copy of their insurance.