Four Tips for Hiring a Handyman to Install Tile

The videos, photographs, and step-by-step instructions on the internet may provide the inspiration you need to handle some DIY projects on your own. However, tile installation requires precision and experience and may be a project best left to a professional. Minor mistakes can result in expensive repairs, replacement of materials, total overhaul of the process, or less than attractive results.

Assistance from a handyman with tiling experience can mean the difference between a disastrous result and perfection. Here, we will show you how to hire a qualified individual for your tiling project.

  1. Hire Someone With Experience

Installing tiles on the floors and walls of your kitchen, bathroom, or any other area of your home requires knowledge and skill. Someone with a significant level of experience in this field, such as our professionals at Utah Home Remodel, can not only avoid mistakes, but save you time, money, and other resources as well.

  1. Get References

Ask people who work with tile installers, such as architects, designers, and contractors, for as many references as possible, a minimum of three. They will be able to suggest someone they know, have worked with, and trust to do the job well.

  1. Review Licenses and Permits

If you are hiring someone to do the installation, ask to see the professional’s license. Most local and state governments require that the installer carry one. Just seeing the license is not enough. You need to pay attention to the expiration date, notices, and warnings if there are any. Additionally, the installer should carry adequate liability insurance and worker’s compensation. Permits should be furnished to you to make sure that the work complies with all safety standards.

  1. Talk the Talk

Asking the right questions is just as important as getting the project done on time. Some questions to ask the installer include the following:

  • How long will the installation project take?
  • Who is responsible for buying materials?
  • How many tile installation projects have you worked on before?
  • Can I see pictures of previous projects with similar work?

You will need to hire a professional handyman at least for the technical and tedious aspects of the tile installation project for the best cosmetic outcome. Contact the professionals at Utah Home Remodel to schedule an estimate for your project.