There are some home improvement projects that you can do yourself with the right tools and a positive attitude, but there are others that should really be left to the professionals. In our experience here at The Grout ‘n Tile Tech, anything involving tile floors, backsplashes, or other similar projects falls into the second category, meaning that you will need the help of an experienced tile contractor for any such project. In this article, we’ll go over a few tips on how to find the right tile contractor for your needs.
- Ask for Recommendations- One useful strategy for finding a great tile contractor is to ask for recommendations–specifically, you should go to tile dealerships that sell directly to contractors and ask the dealers for the names of a few people who are doing great work. Because contractors work closely with these dealers, the dealers will be able to give you a solid list of candidates to start from.
- Check Out Portfolios- When comparing tile contractors, you should also make sure to check out their portfolios. Every contractor should have a gallery of their past work available on their website, so look through these photos carefully to see what kinds of projects the team has worked on in the past, and check out the quality of their results.
- Reach Out to Past Clients- Lastly, when interviewing potential tile contractors, you should ask for a list of client references. Before you make your final decision, reach out to at least a few of the clients for each contractor and ask them about their experience working with the company–was the client satisfied with the finished result? What was the contractor like to work with? This feedback is an incredibly valuable tool for evaluating a contractor and should give you the insight you need to make the best possible decision.