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One thing with tile is that damaging it is easy. If a single tile is misplaced; the whole project can end up being restarted. A wrongly installed tile is hard to cover up, and the only way to fix it is by ripping up the floor and starting the job over. Hiring a professional to install the tiles is a great idea especially if you have a complicated pattern or special edging.


Locating the right installer can be tasking. Below are some factors that you need to take into account so as to get a qualified tile installer.


Don't Settle for Anything Less of an Expert

It is okay to have someone around who takes on odd jobs as well as home repairs and improvements. But this is different with your tile. It is wise that you hire someone that has an experience of not less than three years in installing tiles and has a proven track of installing both war and floor tiles.


Do not Assume that Retail Stores Know Qualified Installers


Many large retail centers work closely with their customers and may not have a clue of the current installation techniques and those trained on them. Instead liaise with someone who works closely with contractors, architects , installers, and designers regularly like tile stores or showrooms; they have more experience working directly with qualified tile installers. 


Check the Insurance, Certification, and Licensure of the Installer


Check to see if your prospective installer has a license, is certified and has current insurance. It is necessary that they have a membership in the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA). Your propespective installer needs to be trained by the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation that trains and assess the installers and certifies they are equipped with the  current techniques. 


Ask to See the Installers Work

Ask to see a picture of the completed work to see the quality. Look closely at the portfolio, and you can differentiate between the work of a good installer and an expert installer. The the layout of the tiles need to be balanced and if there any cut tiles, they should consist of equal sizes even if they are placed on opposite ends of the room.


Never Buy the Tiles Yourself

Your installer is in a better position to understand the rating and techniques involved than you can.  You don't want to end up with tile that is not suited to your application so let the expert make the purchase.


Professionalism Matters

Today, many people are resulting to DIY projects and many jobs are done casually, but professionalism still stands as a mark of excellent business. Simple as it may seem, the installers involvement with the community can say a lot about how your project will be handled.