When I was much younger, I had a choleric uncle who seemingly sees all skills and craft as “that’s simple, we don’t need to call a professional to get this done”. Any maintenance or fixing work around the house that needs to get done, that needs nothing larger than a drill – he discards it as “simple”. I looked at him with the same fascination one shows a dinosaur – someone with extinct ideas. Why are statements a bad idea? Let’s consider what separates a professional tile installer from DIY tile installer.
What is tiling?
Tiling, according to the Mariam Webster dictionary website, is defined as “the action or work of one who tiles”. In my view, that is a rather simplistic way of defining something that is much more complex. Tiling is an engineering endeavor, an art and a science all wrapped into one. It is an engineering endeavor because it is a profession closely linked to the construction industry. Some of its tools are also used for other construction purposes. It is an art because it involves a sense of aesthetics that is often associated with the arts. And it is a precise science because the other definition of tiling is about “Euclidean space and geometric space”. Sorry about the weak joke, but tessellation is a concept used in tiling as well.
What is professional tiling?
It might sound like embellishments to some people, let me dive in. A professional tile installer doesn’t just “fix tiles”. Let’s take a look at some key points:
Why professional tiling?
At the end of the day, for anyone ordering a tile installation, the standard of the finish is what counts. The best option for any tiling project is to get a professional tile installer for the reasons below.
It can be really tempting to jump right into a tile installation project with the full confidence of my choleric uncle (he learned his lesson after a plumbing/tiling “fix” of the lower half of his shower stall sloughed off). It can easily backfire for the minutest of reasons.
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2/21/2019 06:46:33 pm
I'd like to get my tile floor done the first time around so I might hire a tile floor contractor for the job. Hopefully, I'll get the best result from the ones I'll get so that I can get a beautiful home. I believe that I should hire those with specialization as well so I'll look around for those who have such skills.
9/3/2019 09:06:12 am
A DIY project can be fun and it can save some money as well. However, you can't do all projects on your own. A tile installation project is one of them. It is best to hire a professional, when it comes to installing a tile. If installation is done under a professional's supervision, then you can ensure that your warranty is protected. A professional can deal with an unanticipated issue quicker than a homeowner would be able to. Water can seep in through cracks, if tiles are not installed properly. And for proper installation, you would definitely need a professional.
12/16/2021 01:37:27 am
It is great that this post mentioned that when looking to have a tile installed. It is best that we ensure it is done by professionals. I will definitely be mindful of who I hire when I look to have tiles installed in our bedroom.
2/8/2023 04:14:22 am
Nice Blog!! The content you have shared is very elaborative and informative. Thanks a lot for sharing such a great piece of knowledge with us.
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