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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Tile installation might seem like a simple task that involves little to no complication, but in fact it is a challenging endeavor which ought to be left up to the experts. Davie Mac Tile is a company that has stood the test of time and irrespective of the problems which come our way, we always deliver top class work. There are indeed many clients which place their trust in unreliable companies and they end up regretting their decision at a later point in time. Yet those who have invested in us have been thoroughly impressed by all they have seen and experienced.
Here are some of the main reasons why working with a certified tile installer like ours is a great idea:
We have a distinct plan of action
As a certified tile installer, we know exactly what we are doing. At no point in time will clients find us plunging headlong into a task without having a distinct plan of action.
We get the job right the first time
Unlike many “Jack of all trades” tile installation companies which people encounter on a regular basis, we are a certified tile installer that never messes up a task. On the contrary we always do the job right on the very first attempt.
Excellent work force
To top it all we have an excellent work force which is made up of a diverse cross section of people. These employees are not merely knowledgeable but exceptionally practical.
We have excellent client reviews thus is owing to the fact that we always do the tile installation very swiftly. We have all the infrastructure and technology to the any tiling work done in a timely manner. Keeping up with the changing times is something we take very seriously and this is something our clients really appreciate.
These are simply some of the few reasons why clients that work with us are thoroughly impressed by all that we are able to do. We do not believe in making tall claims, on the contrary we pride ourselves on letting our work speak for itself. Those who have worked with us and availed of our services in the past have been very impressed by all that they have seen as well as witnessed. Working with a reliable brand involves such little trouble and that is why it is always a preferred option.
About a month ago I was in a workshop for tradesman in Tile Installation when I met this guy who was very experienced in the area. We began talking about how to present to the customer the idea of having a shower waterproofing system installed in the bathroom walls. It seems very logical that's the very reason why we put tiles on walls, to make.it waterproof. But as we come to find out through out the years, that's not enough. We need to make the walls before tiling waterproof with good prep work and materials. Of course, that means an increase on the customers budget, which is not always welcome, to say the least.
That's when this guy I was talking to told me: Did you know that on average shower walls and floor takes as much water a year as a regular house rooftop? It's around 28,000 gallons of water a year.
Time and time again I get calls from people having to deal with water leaking from the shower floor down the to floor below. It's a big hassle. Even bigger when someone other than the customer, hence the neighbors are the ones getting their head wet. Not to say when there's no sign of a leaking problem but water it's been making it's way to the back of the wall, causing mold and all kind of nasty things.
Fixing it's always more expensive than preparing and doing it right the first time.
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Now days we're experimenting a shift in the marketing world. We have been in business for a long time and aside of "word of mouth" we need to make our presence on the web to reach people with tile installation needs. Our focus is to provide the best quality, professional and courteous service there is and as result of that we've been getting great reviews. It's personally very satisfying when I see a smile and a genuine comment from someone I had just finished a job for.
We strive to deliver the best possible final product, from the day we met as I am introduced to the job to the day we put away our set up and clean up the job site. It's extremely important we leave a good impression on people's mind because that's how we're going to be remembered for.
On the other hand, as part of that same philosophy, I would like to extend an olive branch to those that in some capacity haven't been totally satisfied with our services: Please don't hesitate to let us know; give us the opportunity to make it up to you.
We like to say to our customers: "Your satisfaction is our biggest asset." and it is indeed.
Tile Shower installation, Waterproof solutions, Backsplash installation, Fireplace, Glass Tile, Marble, Porcelain, Schluter Systems, Radiant Flooring Heat, Tile repairs, anything related to tile, we're here for all your tile installation needs.
Modern day home owners are more exclusive in creating every corner of the home to match their personal style and needs. Today, the world of interior designing and decorating has seen a revolution with a wide array of options, choices and possibilities making its way into homes. Be it the kitchen, bedroom or bathroom; every room and each corner of the house deserves special attention and care in making it absolutely beautiful and stylish, while also achieving the desired purpose.
The kitchen is probably one of the most important rooms in a house. However big or small a house may be, it’s never truly complete without a kitchen. It is also the most widely used and serves one of the most critical purposes in a house. The kitchen thus deserves a little extra effort and attention. A kitchen backsplash has become the most ‘in demand’ and ‘trending’ style to create a stylish and artistic look. A kitchen backsplash can be achieved using various materials, with tile being the most popular. The best part about using tiles is the great appearance it provides, along with easy maintenance, durability and quality.
We undertake tile kitchen backsplash installation services and help our clients achieve the look they desire. Our team of experts and professionals have the skill, tools, knowledge and understanding to make the right recommendations and do their job with complete perfection and professionalism. We respect individual tastes and understand that every client has a unique choice and needs; we offer tailor made solutions to cater to your exact needs and requirements.
It is important to get such an important task done from the very best, as it requires technical understanding. Working with a reliable service, such as ours, will make it a pleasurable experience for you. A quality tile kitchen backsplash installation services will not just offer the best services but also use high quality material that will ensure a better result. A professional will give you quality, timely services, reliability, durability and a complete package that makes up for complete customer satisfaction. It’s not something you get done every day, it’s always recommended to trust only the very best and skilled. A kitchen backsplash installation is a valuable investment to your home, working with a good service will only enhance the value, while working with a bad one will make you burn a hole in your pocket! Get in touch with us, for the most reliable and beautiful kitchen backsplash for your home.
I believe our house is a very strong symbol of that very thing I am talking about. I has everything to do with our roots, it's a symbol of heaven, it's our safe place, our identity and we strive consciously or sub-consciously, day in day out to turn our house into our home.
The way we decorate our house say something about us, It is a form of printing our identity on it and making a statement of our character, our personality. The colors we paint the walls, where and how we place the couch, the vase, the rug, but more than that, how we maintain everything and align it with our inner disposition.
That's where we as tile installers come in and help you one step further bringing all those pieces together, whether it's a bathroom, a shower wall with deco and mosaic border, a herringbone 12x24 layout on the the floor, helping you placing tiles in the right place, just the right way taking into consideration the fact that's more, much more than just a work site, it's your home.
Last week I was called to a customer's house to give an estimate about a master bathroom she wanted to renovate. When I got there she took me to the second floor and told me what she had in mind.
A very modern design with 4x8 white marble looking porcelain tile staggered on the walls. 18x18 dark tiles for the floor, but to my surprise she wanted to install pre-fabricated iron cast shower pan...
I was kind of surprised because it's not usual and I don't think it would go well with the rest of the plan, but ok, I went along.
It's imperative that we as professional tile installers take care of waterproofing the bathroom and make sure everything lines up before tiling. Unfortunately many people are tempted to take the easy way out and they don't do the prep work correctly.
Now days there are many products and solutions in the market as far as waterproofing, but it's always imperative that you find a real pro to do the work.
Tile Installer, guitar player, universe explorer.