Oct 26, 2022
If you’ve ever tried DIY tiling, you already know how time-consuming it can be.
Between buying new tiles, removing old tiles, preparing substrate, measuring tiles, learning special grout-sealing techniques, and acquiring the right tools, you can invest an entire weekend (and then some) and not have put a dent in your bathroom renovation project.
Not only is tiling time-consuming, but there are plenty of ways for things to go wrong. Between cracked tiles, improper underlayment, bad grout and any of the dozens of other common DIY mistakes, the simplest and easiest option is to turn to your local Perth tilers.
But how do you separate the average from the exceptional? Is price the only thing that matters? And is the first tiler you find on Google *really* the best?
If you’re ready to save time and money (who isn’t?!), read on to learn how to choose the best bathroom tiler in Perth.
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Tile installation is a tedious task that requires an experienced and professional hand. When comparing local WA tiling companies, you’ll want to keep your eyes out for a few green flags. To help you find the right company, look for the following ticks of approval.
Experience: It’s tempting to hire a handyman or a “friend of a friend”, but nothing beats experience. There are plenty of tiling subcategories and you don’t want to hire a tiler who hasn’t worked in bathrooms before. Make sure you ask your candidates for their portfolio of work so you can check out their output and see how they’ve transformed other bathrooms like yours. You can view our project gallery here.
Check if they’re insured: Your team should be fully insured, so you won’t be liable for any injuries or mistakes on the job. If the worst should happen and you end up with a cracked shower screen or damage to your bathroom floor, an insured team can take care of the process while you sit back and watch your bathroom change before your eyes.
Make sure they offer guarantees: The best tile installers are confident in their work and installation and won’t be afraid to stand by their handiwork. Look out for material and work warranties (we offer 12-year guarantees on both) as well as quality assurances (we don’t consider the job done until you’re 100% satisfied).
Product recommendations: The best tile installers are your design partners, not just hired labour. You should be able to ask about the latest bathroom tile trends and get help choosing the tile that’s right for you, whether timeless natural stone, elegant porcelain, innovative timber-look or any other tile you prefer.
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We recommend reaching out to between 3 and 5 local Perth tiling companies to compare quotes, customer service and inclusions. Consider each of these as a job interview, since they’re all trying to land your business! We recommend asking the following sorts of questions to help dive deeper than prices or flashy websites and get to know the values, professiona
“Can I get a quote in writing?” Getting a few estimates will help you understand the pricing range in your Perth suburb. Asking for a quote in writing helps you avoid any “unexpected” fees or charges and holds tiling companies accountable. By comparing multiple quotes (3 - 5) you’ll quickly see who offers competitive prices and who is gouging. If your candidate can’t, or won’t, provide a quote in writing, that’s a red flag.
“How long will the job take?” When you get a quote or pricing information, it’s important to know exactly how long the process will take. Prepping a bathroom for tiles can be complex, especially if tiles need to be removed, underlay needs to be installed, or any of the dozens of floor preparation steps that may be required.
“What kind of insurance, guarantees and safety policies do you have?” If you’re hiring a bathroom tiler then you’re letting people into your home with professional machinery. You need to be protected against damage to your property, as well as the risk of injury, so make sure the business you hire comes with full licenses, public liability insurance and any ask about any peace of mind guarantees that protect your home or help you save time.
“What’s included in the quote?” You should never pay for a bathroom tile job without knowing *exactly* what you’re getting. Some tilers will tempt you with bargain basement prices but leave out add-ons and extras that inflate the price. Will your tiler remove old tiles? Does the quote cover purchase of materials? Is the price quoted per m2 or is it inclusive of labour? Get a clear overview of what you’re paying for - and get it in writing!
In a word: yes.
Sure, you might save a handful of dollars by ducking to Bunnings and organising a DIY tile job, but you’ll be investing plenty of man hours into the job. Even when you’re done, the risk of poor installation can pose a serious threat to your property. Between loose tiles that pose a nightmare on a slippery bathroom floor to incorrect grout that encourages moisture penetration, mould and structural damage, we recommend hiring a professional team.
That way, you’ll save time and save significant money that would have gone to constant maintenance and repairs because the job was done correctly the first time around.
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If you’re looking for stylish, practical and modern bathroom designs, choosing the right tiling team is crucial.
At Modern Trend Tiling, we specialise in custom bathrooms, luxury bathrooms, commercial bathrooms, and small bathrooms. From small upgrades to major renovations, we use the highest quality Australian-made products to ensure you wake up to a bathroom you love with the peace of mind that comes from choosing the right local team.
If you have any questions about our bathroom tiling services, reach out and speak to a member of the Modern Trend Tiling team on 0402 665 136. Or, save time by requesting a fast and FREE online quote now.lism and customer service behind each brand. If you’ve ever tried DIY tiling, you already know how time-consuming it can be.