Finding Tile Contractors
Follow These Steps to Find Qualified Contractors for Your Next Tile Project.
Home improvement projects can mean exciting and refreshing new changes for your surroundings. At the same time, they require a fair amount of planning and, most importantly, careful selection of a qualified team of contractors. Keep the following considerations in mind as you seek out the right tile contractors.
Hone Your Vision
Identifying which tile contractor is best for the job won’t be possible without first dialing in on your overall goals and requirements for your project. Different contractors will likely specialize in different things: are you looking for an elaborate new backsplash? New bathroom flooring that makes a colorful statement? A contemporary update to your kitchen style? Your needs and tastes will help dictate which tile professionals can best suit your project.
This is also the time to get specific about your budget. While it can be difficult to find a precise number without getting estimates, it’s helpful to set an upper spending goal and an absolute can’t-do number — that way, you know that if a tile contractor estimate doesn’t fall between those two numbers, they’re not the right fit for your project. Asking trusted friends or neighbors or even a quick internet search can help give you a ballpark amount you may expect to spend, which you can then compare with your household budget to find the best price range for you.
Once you have roughly decided on the style, budget, and specific needs of your project, it’s time to compile a pool of great options for tile contractors. One of the best ways to do so is by gathering referrals from people you know. Whether you ask your local friends, survey a few neighbors, or post a quick question on social media, chances are you’ll hear back from a handful of people who have had tile work done in your area. Gathering this first-hand feedback and having the chance to ask follow-up questions allows you a true glimpse into what it might be like to work with these particular tile professionals.
If you don’t feel you’ve compiled a large enough selection of tile contractors, use an internet search. Then, whether you found the name through an internet search or via referral, your next step is to read the reviews written about them. These may show up on their Google page, as testimonials on their website itself, or on other sites like Yelp. Taking a look at not only the ratings but also the specific praises or complaints outlined in their reviews can help you gain even more insight into their processes and strengths.
As you browse reviews and dig deeper online, take time to confirm that each tile contractor option in your pool has all necessary qualifications for tiling professionally. For example, be on the lookout for the Certified Tile Installer certification.
Once you’ve narrowed down your list of possible tile contractors through referrals, reviews, online information and necessary qualifications, it’s time to reach out to ask for estimates! Ensuring that your tile contractors fall within the range of your budget is a necessary step to getting your home improvement project underway. This part of the process also allows you to talk with each team of contractors directly and ensure that their communication processes and professionalism are a good fit for your needs.
Ask These Questions
In addition to asking for estimates on the pricing of your tile project, it’s also important to get clear on a few more aspects of your work together before diving headfirst into your project. It’s helpful to ask questions such as:
- How long will it take you to complete this project?
- What hours will you work?
- How will your work impact my home and daily life?
- Can we please create a contract in writing to detail the scope and cost of the project?
- What is the best way to communicate with you?
Asking these questions can help dredge up any possible red flags that may not have arisen from the estimate alone, and if not, they’ll set a strong foundation for an easy and positive relationship between you and your new tiling team!
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