Do you want to renew your interior by changing the tiles? Does your new terrace cladding need to be frost-proofed? Is your swimming pool just waiting for its mosaic?
Of course, you have looked at the tutorials to possibly arrange the tiles yourself and dip your hands in the glue and joints. But, even if it seems easy to lay tiles, the difficulties will quickly add up. Levelling the floor, the necessary tools, supply and handling … you will not be able to manage all the parameters. It is therefore essential to call in a professional, especially as a poorly laid floor is not as easy to change as a wallpaper.
The first meeting with your tiler
During your first meeting, it is important to show the mosaic tiler your project in its entirety: rooms or walls to be tiled, choice of material, desires … This craftsman is above all a creator and he will guide you to avoid errors of taste by harmonizing shapes and colors.
As for the very choice of tiles, there are so many that you will quickly get lost in front of the models on display. In fact, if ceramic tiles are very popular, you can also opt for porcelain stoneware, glazed stoneware, stoneware tiles or terracotta for your floors. Depending on your budget, you may be tempted by granite, slate or marble tiles or cement tiles. And why not by ceramic, very interesting in decoration, which will allow you to create original drawings or frescoes.
Take into account the size of the tile
The size of the tile is also to be taken into account as it can completely change the style you want to give to your room. And here again, different proposals are at your disposal. From the very large to the smallest, you will have to take into account the place to be tiled to keep consistency.
The tiler will thus save you time by directing you towards a tile material and size appropriate to your interior and your budget.
Laying the tiles
Then comes the moment of installation and the type of installation should be chosen. But whether it is straight, diagonal, offset, multi-format, herringbone or opus incertum, only a professional will give you the desired result. Selecting the right glue is essential, it will prevent your flooring from peeling or splitting. The width and colour of the joint are also options to be determined before laying.
All the stages of a flooring installation project must be scrupulously respected and require a great deal of skill. The tiler craftsman will know how to prepare the surfaces and possibly carry out some masonry work, remove the existing covering, cut out all the covering and finishing materials, and finally install skirting boards and threshold bars.
You will have no difficulty in finding a craftsman but word of mouth remains a preferred technique. Don’t hesitate to ask for several quotes, the difference can be important for the same service.
Your first meeting will most certainly be decisive. Because, if a climate of trust is quickly established between you, there is no doubt that the deal will be concluded.