Can you Tile a Wall or Floor yourself?
One question many homeowners have today is whether they can tile a wall or floor on their own. Of course, this can be a DIY project that homeowners can tackle, but it won't be easy. Homeowners need to have plenty of time and patience to learn the tiling techniques that our team already knows and experiences.
Some of the experiences our wall tilers bring to your next project will include the following.
- We already have the right tools for the project, so there's no need to purchase a tile cutter that won't ever be used again. Standard tiling tools include safety equipment, trowels, spacers, and tile cutters. We also have the right specialized tools, which always end up being needed and are costly to purchase for just one project.
- Our wall tilers know what type of tile to buy. We understand the best use for materials like porcelain or ceramic and whether or not floor tiles can be used on the wall. They can, but wall tiles cannot be used on the floor. We also know the correct durability, density, and slip rating for walk-in showers or wet rooms to prevent water damage.
- We have a relationship with suppliers which can help us get the best prices. It also helps us keep up with the latest trends to make sure we suggest the right tiles to make your room look fabulous.
- We know how to perform various tiling techniques. These include leveling floors, laying out patterns, and joining tiles on corners. We also have experience with installing tiles around obstacles like windows, electric outlets, and fixtures. This includes round or curved fixtures that can be difficult to workaround.
- We know how much adhesive, grout, or sealant to purchase for each job, ensuring you don't end up buying far too much or far too little and wasting time or money as you have to purchase more.
- We know which adhesives, grouts, and sealants work best on walls or floors, the time it takes for them to cure, and the drying time needed for each stage. This ensures the next step isn't started too soon and cuts down on a job's potential to take longer than it should.
All of this is something you may be able to do on your own, but it's going to take a lot of time and effort to think about what you want, learn the different techniques, and handle the installation. In the end, it may not have the professional look you're after, and you may notice places where you made mistakes. Instead of going through all of this and coming out with a project, you may not be happy with in the end, let our wall tilers handle it for you. Call us today to get a free quote.