Pros and Cons of Installing Your Own Tiles Vs Hiring Professional Tile Fitter

When it comes to tiling floors and walls, many people opt to tile their own home instead of hiring a professional tiler. While DIY has become fashionable in recent years, there are limits to what the average property owner can achieve, and when it comes to tiling, skill and experience really comes into play. Yes, when it comes to tiling, there are several advantages to hiring a professional contractor to do the work for you. In this article we'll look at a couple of those benefits so that you can make up your own mind whether you want to DIY your tiling or not.

First, let's look at the ostensible benefits to attempting to do it yourself. Of course, on the face of it - you're going to save yourself labour costs. This is perhaps the biggest reason why people attempt DIY in the first place - to try and cut costs. However, the commensurate expense to the financial saving is the amount of time you're going to spend tiling. The amount of time you spend tiling is highly variable depending on your experience, and whether you make mistakes along the way or not. However, time is not always on a person's side, and we sometimes need to get the job done quickly. If you are someone who works full-time or is going to be out of the house for an extended period of time because of illness, then hiring a professional to do the work takes that unknown variability regarding project time out of the equation.

Are there any other benefits to DIY tiling? Apart from theoretical savings in costs, you MIGHT add that it will give you good experience in tiling. However, even that is questionable. Without formal training, you can easily go off in the wrong direction, and your experiences can even be detrimental to your skillset. So, let's sum it up: DIY tiling can work for you if you know what you're doing and can perform the job proficiently. I'd venture that cuts out the vast majority of property owners.

In fact, it's far more likely that hiring a professional is going to save you money since they are far less likely to make costly mistakes, and they will procure the materials at wholesale prices, whereas you will buy them at retail prices.

Moreover, they can advise you on aesthetics too. Your vision of what you want the tiled area to look like is limited by your own knowledge. A professional tiling company can give you other design ideas you may not have considered. As with any professional, they are also de facto advisors!

If you decide to hire professionals, be sure to look at their customer testimonials, which will give you a better idea of how much they are successful at their jobs. Hiring someone that is good at what they do will go a long way in ensuring your project goes just as smoothly as possible

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