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Hiring a tradesman for floor or wall tiling
Tiled walls and floors can be a great aesthetic choice for your property. Though you might be told tiling can be simple, your only real guarantee of a job well done is finding the right professional. This is much easier with Plentific; with access to the information for over 75,000 professional tradesmen across the UK, Plentific’s service creates bespoke contact lists for users based on their location and the requirements of their project. With full access to customer ratings and reviews to help you compare your options, Plentific can help you be sure that when you make your hire you make it with confidence.
What do you need to know about floor or wall tiling?
Tiling a wall or floor can seem like a simple DIY job until you see the end result. Unless you have solid experience, getting a professional to do the job is your best course of action. The price of tiling a wall or floor will depend primarily on the area in square meters, as well as the cost of the tiles themselves. When you are budgeting be prepared to buy around 10% more than you need to, as tiles can be damaged during installation or cutting. Prep work may also be necessary: Does old tiling need to be removed? Will the floor need levelling before tiling can begin? It is a good idea to get the job assessed before hiring a tradesman. This is usually free, so if possible take the time to get several quotes from different tradesmen, including price breakdowns. These can highlight jobs that you can do yourself to save money, such as disposing of the waste materials from the completed wall or floor.
Remember when hiring a tradesman it is important to check their experience, qualifications and reviews. A tiler should be able to point to pieces of work they have done in the past as well as customer ratings. It is an excellent sign if they are a part of a national tradesman’s organisation such as The Tile Association (TTA), as such groups enforce high standards and codes of conduct for their members. Finally, remember to check that your tradesmen are adequately insured against accidental damage and liabilities.