How to Choose a Tiler

Date: Dec 20 2018 3:27PM

How to Choose a Tiler

Choosing the right tiler can reduce your potential stress levels greatly, but just how do you go about making the right choice?

Trust is essential, so is important that any one undertaking work in your home treats you and your property with absolute care and respect. Recommendations from family or friends are far and the best way to find someone you can trust as you know the tiler has already been tried and tested and an honest opinion given about the standard of work, cleanliness and general attitude of the tiler. Of course this isn’t always possible, but any good tiler will be happy to provide checkable references and possible photographs of completed projects.

It is always a good idea to get a few quotes before settling on your favoured tiler and about 3 quotes is roughly what you should be looking at; though don’t be afraid to have a few more if you have any doubts! Check that your tiler is easily contactable; do they have a registered address and contact number. Never plump for a tiler based purely on cost, take care to compare quotes and ask yourself a few questions, for instance is the quote itemised? You should be checking that labour, materials and Vat are listed in the quote. Will the tiler be supplying the tiles and at what cost? Once you have this information you can check for any discrepancies between the quotes and ask any further questions that may arise. Costs of adhesives, grouts and other materials can vary depending on the quality so take this into account when comparing your quotes. A tiler with nothing to hide will be more than happy to answer any queries you may have and be willing to explain everything in a clear, concise manner.

Once you have chosen your tiler you should expect to pay an initial deposit and the final balance on satisfactory completion of any work undertaken. Remember your tiler should have lots of experience fitting all kinds of floor and wall tiles including bathroom and kitchen tiles and will be able to offer advice on suitability of tile type and size.