Choosing the right tiler
Even a small error in floor or wall tiling can stand out like a sore thumb and become an eyesore that you notice every time you go into the bathroom.
Incorrect measurements and tile cuts, grout lines of different widths and unevenly laid tiles spoil the whole look of a room and much worse than bad aesthetics, a bad tiling job is incredibly expensive to fix as well as disrupting a household or business.
That’s why choosing the right tiler to bring your tiling dream to fruition is so important. Like painters, a tiler’s work is always visible and can make your bathroom renovation really special if the work is carried out correctly or pretty ordinary if the job is done poorly.
So, how do you choose the right tiler who’ll give you the result you want?
Here are a few tips that will help you choose the right tiler and avoid some of the pitfalls so you get the finish you want.
- Choose a professional:
It’s generally not a good idea to employ the “mate of a mate” who tiles a few bathrooms on the side. To begin with, they’re probably not BCITO qualified which leaves you with no protection should something go wrong. Secondly, it’s doubtful that they have the skills or experience to give you the finish you’re looking for. If you want a professional tiling job and a great finish to your new bathroom, hire a professional, BCITO qualified tiling contractor.
- For a domestic tiling job, choose a tiler with significant tiling experience:
Commercial tiling and domestic tiling are different bit complementary skills. However, the finish required to make your tiling really special needs the know-how of a really competent domestic tiler. Choose the right tradesman for the right job.
- Look for experience and a track record:
Like most tradies, tilers build their business by consistently doing good work and most of their work comes from referrals.
- Ask to see photos of previous work:
Better still ask to see some of the work they’ve recently completed.
- Check out the tiler’s website:
These days most tradesmen will have a website that will showcase their work. Is it relevant and up to date? Have previous clients left reviews and what was their experience? The web is always a good starting point.