|Posted on December 30, 2014 at 5:10 AM|
Here are some tips about how to spot a good tile contractor. A good tile contractor should have all the professional tools needed from start to finish the job. Should be able to prepare the surfface prior to tiling. Straighten up the walls and floors when needed using the proper tools and techniques. Be able to set marble, granite and other stones with a narrow grout joint of not wider than 1/16'', ceramics, quarry tile as well, pulling mud-set (screeds, wall and floor), keep the joints straight, fitting the tile, do tight cuts, straight and diagonal layouts, custom design, fireplaces, backsplashes, access panels, building up a shower curb/custom shower pan, window sills. Be knowledgable about subflooring, fabricating bullnose when installing marble and granite, using aluminum trims when need to. Building columns/arches as well. Identifying mistakes, fixing and removing cracked/broken tiles, water leakage repair and grout restoration. Waterproofing showers and wetrooms etc.
If the tiler cannot deliver all these services, that means he is not the right guy for the job. He will not deliver his promises and the craftsmanship will be poor. It happenes all the time.