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Hiring a tradesman to tile my bathroom
Tiles are a safe and popular choice for bathrooms: they’re waterproof, easy to clean, and offer enough variety to satisfy anyone’s palette. However, tiling is a job that takes real skill, experience and know-how. A flawed job will be easy to spot, and an incorrect installation could mean non-waterproof tiles that do nothing to protect your walls from moisture damage. If you do not have experience with tiling, your best bet for a great final product is to hire a professional.
Finding a reliable and high quality professional can be difficult, and with the amount of choice out there you might be tempted to simply go with the cheapest option. Plentific can help you find competitively priced tradesmen that offer great quality, all within your local area. The Plentific website can quickly generate a bespoke list of Pros in your area that offer the skills and services you need, and each will have a Plentific profile displaying their qualifications, experience and customer reviews. Managing and messaging your Pros is easy from the Plentific Dashboard, and the Plentific Wallet makes online booking and payments complete secure. Best of all, each and every job booked via Plentific is covered by the Plentific Guarantee. Whatever your job might entail, Plentific is here to help you find your ideal hire!
What do I need to know about bathroom tiles?
When it comes to tiling your bathroom, start by deciding exactly what you want to tile. You may want to cover your walls and floors, or just one of the two. Some people choose to tile their shower area differently for aesthetic effect. You will also need to decide on your tiles; different types have their own advantages and disadvantages, but as far as choice goes it is unlikely that you will not be able to find something to suit your needs.
Hiring a professional tiler or bathroom specialist for the job carries a number of advantages, most notably a professionally finished job that should not require extra work or touch ups. However, they can also help you source tiles and recommend designs that suit your tastes. Usually a tiler will have completed an apprenticeship or equivalent industry qualification, and may even belong to a national organisation such as The Tile Association (TTA). This is a great indicator of quality, as these groups have high standards for quality and professionalism that members must always meet. Another thing to ask for is customer reviews from previous jobs. Any established professional should be happy to share this information with you. Your final hire will also need to have active public liability insurance, as well as a guarantee for their work.
The cost of tiling your bathroom will depend on the area that needs covering. Your quote will usually include labour and materials, though you may be able to save money by providing the latter yourself. Ask for a price breakdown when given a quote: you may see a service that you can do yourself to save money, such as disposing of waste. You could be expected to pay between £300 to £1400, depending on the size of your bathroom and where you live in the UK.