A growing number of individuals take up the challenge associated with creation of their own tiling masterpiece. ATC members in all States and Territories can provide advice on tile installation practices. In addition they can supply tiling tools and related allied products including adhesive and grout.
Nevertheless, the vast majority of commercial and residential tile installations are completed by professional tile fixers.
Unfortunately tile layer registration, accreditation or endorsement is not compulsory in all States and Territories, so it is important to seek advice about reputable tradespersons who possess the necessary skills. ATC members in your area should be able to assist.
Before seeking their advice remember that some tile fixers specialise in laying specific products in certain environments. They may be totally competent working in domestic environments laying ‘regular tiles’, but inexperienced in commercial and industrial projects with different types of tile. Always ensure that they have gained appropriate experience laying the products you have in mind.
The following guidelines should assist.
You should agree on the price prior to any work starting.
Ask the tiler for their references, whether they are qualified and their trade experience.
▪ Did they arrive on time?
▪ Do they appear content to do the job?
▪ Do they appear to have time to do the job?
▪ Was the quotation delivered on time, fairly priced and did it cover all work required?
▪ Has the tile layer returned my calls?
▪ Am I comfortable with this person to handle my work?
Remember that workmanship includes presentation, minimum amount of inconvenience, cleanliness and overall professionalism.
If the quotation is fair, the references are good, the timing is suitable and you feel comfortable that the tile layer understands what you are trying to achieve, it should be safe to proceed.
Nerang Tiles is an award winning tile showroom with thousands of quality floor tiles and wall tiles on display at its Gold Coast tile showroom. Visit in store for the best tile advice and to find out more information about how to choose the right tiler for your job.