Choosing your ceramic tile can be the hardest part of your tile project. There are thousands of colors, sizes, shapes, grades and styles to choose from such as ceramic, cut glass, metal, stone and marble.
Make sure you hire a contractor to properly install the tiles of your choice. Here are some tips to make sure your new tiles are professionally installed:
Find tilers: Ask your tile supplier for professional tile names, ask friends and family who have tiled in their homes, or search the Yellow Pages for tiles.
Receive value: Ask a professional tile contractor in NY to visit your home, measure the room or area you want to tile, and get a free estimate. Ensure that the costs of installation and materials, such as: mortar, are carefully described in writing.
Request to be deleted: Ask if the contractor will remove old materials, such as linoleum or tile, if necessary. You can do it yourself to save money, pay the installer extra to get the job done, or hire someone else to do the complete removal.
Request a photo: For projects involving complex projects or expensive materials, ask the contractor for photos of previous work. Finding a contractor who has experience with unusual installation projects is important.
Ask for references: Ask the contractor some names and phone numbers of previous clients. Request an investigation for workmanship and reliability.
When you get all the reviews, choose the contractor with the best combination of prices and satisfied customers. Make sure the contract clearly states the materials to be used, start and end dates, costs, and payment schedule. Keep payment schedules as accurate as possible according to work progress and material delivery on site.