Kitchen tile installation

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.

To view some our projects visit Greenstone Tiling Builderscrack profile or to read more reviews visit our review page.

What to look for and what are the signs of good, professional tiling?

When you’re looking at a completed tiling work look for consistent spacing and straight grout lines. Take notice of the layout, does it look right and balanced? Are the feature tiles placed to good effect?

A good tiler will measure and work from the centre of a room so that cut tiles around the edges are the same size. Make sure to check the doorways, windows and any other tight spaces because laying tiles skilfully in these places will demonstrate your tiler’s expertise. Paying attention to these seemingly small things will help you choose the right tiler for your work.

What questions should you ask?

  1. Ask for a quote in writing. Any reputable tiling contractor will give you a quote in writing. You should also know what deposit if any is required before the works start. That’s our standard practice at Greenstone Tiling and there are no hidden extras.
  2. Ask about the quality of adhesives and grouts will be used. These vary a great deal in quality, guarantee and finish. At Greenstone Tiling we only use the world-leading Mapei range of products all of which carry a manufacturer-backed 10 year warranty. This gives peace of mind to out clients commercial or domestic.

Some of our projects

Bathroom renovation
Bathroom tiling
Laundry floor tiling
Laundry wall tiling

As a full-service tiling company, Greenstone tiling is able to offer friendly and professional advice on all matters relating to tiling. Give us a call at 0224584524 or fill out a form below and one of our experienced tilers will get back to you shortly.

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.

To view some our projects visit Greenstone Tiling Builderscrack profile or to read more reviews visit our review page.

What to look for and what are the signs of good, professional tiling?

When you’re looking at a completed tiling work look for consistent spacing and straight grout lines. Take notice of the layout, does it look right and balanced? Are the feature tiles placed to good effect?

A good tiler will measure and work from the centre of a room so that cut tiles around the edges are the same size. Make sure to check the doorways, windows and any other tight spaces because laying tiles skilfully in these places will demonstrate your tiler’s expertise. Paying attention to these seemingly small things will help you choose the right tiler for your work.

What questions should you ask?

  1. Ask for a quote in writing. Any reputable tiling contractor will give you a quote in writing. You should also know what deposit if any is required before the works start. That’s our standard practice at Greenstone Tiling and there are no hidden extras.
  2. Ask about the quality of adhesives and grouts will be used. These vary a great deal in quality, guarantee and finish. At Greenstone Tiling we only use the world-leading Mapei range of products all of which carry a manufacturer-backed 10 year warranty. This gives peace of mind to out clients commercial or domestic.

Some of our projects

Bathroom renovation
Bathroom tiling
Laundry floor tiling
Laundry wall tiling

As a full-service tiling company, Greenstone tiling is able to offer friendly and professional advice on all matters relating to tiling. Give us a call at 0224584524 or fill out a form below and one of our experienced tilers will get back to you shortly.