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While some may feel hiring a professional is expensive and unnecessary, there are several benefits that should be considered before trying to complete a job solo or with others who are not professionally trained.
Get Professional Advice
Since tile installation professionals know everything there is to know about the business, they will be able to properly assess your space and give solid advice for the best results. They will know the best tiles that should be used, the best layout and method of application for a good clean job. The tile installation professionals also know how to deal with tricky areas or with any problems that can arise during a job.
This will give you the peace of mind knowing your tiling job will be done right, look great and not require work for many years to come.
Get Skilled Work
Many novice workers believe a tile installation job is fairly easy to do but there are many tricks in the trade that help minimize the overall workload and overcome problems that crop up in areas that seem fairly easy to work on.
With skilled work, you also get a professional finish. This will give you a beautiful end result regardless of how simple or detailed the design and area may be.
Tile installation jobs, big and small, take time to prep and complete. This is something that many people fail to realize and end up stretching a job over several weeks or even months to complete. This is especially troublesome for anyone wanting to get the job done quickly without taking time off or having to coordinate the tile work with other responsibilities.
By hiring tile installation professionals, there is more freedom to do the things you would like to do, without having to worry about finishing up a job in your spare time.
Although it may seem like a more expensive route to hire tile installation professionals, it may actually be the more efficient choice in the long run, especially if you have never worked on tiling jobs before. With any job, you have to consider the cost to purchase tiles, adhesives, sealants and either renting or purchasing the proper equipment needed to complete a job properly. Renting equipment can be quite expensive when spread over time, which is why many would like to complete tile jobs quickly. These costs do not include anything extra that may be needed to compensate for mistakes, damaged tiles or any problems that can pop up during a job.
Before planning a tile job on your own, always consider the different factors that apply to it. Make a quick assessment of your space and the tools/materials that will be needed in order to get a clear idea of how much work there is to do and how well you will be able to do it. There are many problems that people face later down the line from poor tile work and it ends up costing far more to repair than having a proper job done right the first time
The services that we can offer include but are not limited to:
We also offer installation, replacement, repair and maintenance services for:
- Kitchen Tile
- Bathroom Tile
- Kitchen Backsplash
- Kitchen Floor Tile
- Bathroom Floor Tile
- Granite Floor Tile
- Ceramic Floor Tile
5 Common Tile Installation Problems
With every tile installation job, no matter what size it may be, there are several common problems that people will encounter before the job can be completed properly. These problems generally come up when inexperienced individuals try to install the tiles without properly checking the area or knowing which materials will work best for the conditions in that particular spot.
Before starting a tile installation job, always consider the following factors that can create a longer, more complicated job than it should be.
One of the biggest problems that many people encounter when starting tile installation jobs is a variety of problematic surfaces. Once the main old floor is removed and cleaned for the new tile surface, some floors tend to have cracks and damage while others uncover an uneven surface to work on. There are also other times when there is a significant amount of mold growth that requires attention before the actual tile installation job can begin.
Choosing the best underlayment is very important for the particular area that you will be working in. One problem that many people face after installing tiles is the fact that they have chosen the wrong underlayment. This can cause very big problems and it usually ends up breaking apart the tiles and starting from the beginning to complete it properly.
It’s very important to check the environment and layout of the area you are working in. One example is a place that has a high amount of moisture that requires a waterproof underlayment paired with water impermeable grout to prevent wetness that eventually warps the tiled surface and mold growth or underlayment deterioration from underneath the tiles.
A tile installation may seem like a simple enough job for many people, especially when working in symmetrical areas but one of the biggest problems that many encounters are an improper layout of the tiles. It’s important to get the correct number of tiles and to start in the correct area. If a random spot is chosen as the starting point, there might be many places that will have smaller sized or narrow cut tiles to complete the area. Aesthetically, it looks uneven and it may also cause problems in the long run from the smaller tiles cracking or getting dislodged.
Most tile installations will have mortar as a base for the tiles to stay in place and mixing the mortar properly is a snag that many have to deal with. Without a proper mortar mixture or if the tiles are being laid down too slowly, the tiles will shift throughout the job and even move out of place after the grout has been applied
Always double check the mixture ratio and mix thoroughly to get the proper consistency and make sure to work in small sections to ensure the mortar will not begin to dry up before the tiles are laid down.
A final common problem that many encounters during tile installation jobs are cracking or dipping grout. Just like the mortar, the grout will crack or sink when not properly mixed. Another reason for grout dipping below the surface of the tiles is when there isn’t enough grout placed between the tiles. Always add more grout than you think is needed and gently scrape the surface at an angle to ensure you don’t scoop out any grout from between the tiles.
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