You can always decorate your kitchen and bathroom with a special paint but there is something about decorative tiles in kitchen and bathroom that gives a clean and attractive look. Another advantage of laying tiles in your kitchen and bathroom is that these are a longer lasting solution as compared to paint as tiles will keep looking great for years. Also, tiles are easier to keep clean.
There is a wide variety of tiles available in the market today in terms of styles, sizes, colors as well as materials which means you should be able to find the perfect tiles for your taste, within your budget. However, choosing the right tile is only half the battle as you also need an experienced and reliable tiling company to make sure the tiles are laid down in the right manner.
It may seem easy but laying down tiles perfectly the way you envision is not easy. It takes a lot of skill, patience and experience to lay down the tiles so the end result looks beautiful and has an amazing finish. Here are a few tips to find the best kitchen and bathroom tiling company to bring your vision to reality.
Finalize the Tile First
Do not start looking for a kitchen and bathroom tiling company before you have selected a tile. Since there are many different types of tiles, different type of skill is required in laying down these tiles in a desired pattern. For instance, if you want to have a pattern where different sized tiles are to be laid down in a complex pattern, you want someone who has experience with such a project. On the other hand, laying down smaller tiles is easier and does not require as much skill and expertise. Therefore, choose the style first before you start looking for a tiling company.
The best way to choose the right company is through word of mouth. So, ask your neighbors, friends, co-workers or others who may have recently hired the services of an installer. It is also important that you go and check the tiling installation to get an idea of the quality of their workmanship before giving them a call.
Another way to find a reputable tiling company is to check with your local tile supplier. You should be able to get contact details of several contractors from the local tile supplier as contractors usually buy regularly from their preferred supplier.
You will easily find dozens of experienced and reliable contractors in this manner but it does not mean that they are the ideal choice for your project. So, you need to ask them the number of years they have been in this business. You'll also need to ask the contractor about the recent projects they have done and ask for pictures of the projects. It's better if they can give you references of some of their recent clients to allow you to check the quality of their workmanship.
Price is an important factor but you should never choose a tiling company only on the basis of price. Ideally, you should ask for quotes from at least three different companies in order to choose the right one. However, choosing a company that has over the lower quote that is way below the average of quotes given by other contractors is not recommended. Everyone has to make money and if a company is giving you an extremely low quote, it is likely that they will cut corners and your project will suffer.
All professional tiling companies will give you some kind of guarantee for their work. Sometimes, it is formal but some professionals may want to keep it informal. In case of informal guarantee, it is important that you talk to their past clients to make sure they are good for their word. Ideally, you should ask for a written guarantee as part of the initial estimate.
Overall, the tiling in your kitchen and bathroom is going to look as good as the work done by the tiling professional. So, keep the above mentioned tips in mind in order to hire the best tiling company for your project.