So you’ve chosen your tiles and now you need a tiler, consider the following suggestions when making your choice.

Experience & Qualifications – Ask the tiler about his experience, qualifications and BSA number.

Obtain a Written Quotation – Knowing the cost involved up front takes out any future confusion and enables you to ascertain the amount you will be spending. It will also make it clear what things are included in the quotation along with laying the tiles such as sealants, edge strips etc. Make sure you understand the quotation and clarify any areas of ambiguity before you agree to proceed with the work.

Compare Quotations – It may help to get 2 or 3 quotations. This will give you a possible range of installation costs. Also it is important to remember that tiling is a long term investment and the lowest price may not give you the result you expect.

Ask for References – Most tilers are more than happy to let you contact 2 or 3 of their recent customers to verify the quality of their work and the attention to detail in their approach.

Lastly Ask Yourself These Questions

  • Is the tiler easy to get a hold of?
  • Was he punctual, did he arrived on time?
  • Did he appear keen to do the work?
  • Was the quotation reasonably priced and did it cover all the work to be done?
  • Does the tiler return my calls in a reasonable time frame?
  • Do I feel confident this person will complete my work professionally?