The crowning glory
There is nothing quite like tile for adding style, comfort and real value to a home. The bathroom and kitchen have a dramatic effect on the perceived and real value of a home and these are the rooms where tile is used the most. Renewing the tiling can revive the look of a dated bathroom or bring new life to a slightly over the hill kitchen. .
Don’t forget the other rooms. Floor tiles through from the kitchen to the dining room create a feeling of space and are so convenient; spills and drips can just be wiped away. Why not tile the patio? There are so many tiles available that are both suitable for use outside and have a slip resistant surface; just ask your nearest tile retailer.
Although The Tile Association publishes a guide to DIY tile fixing it strongly advises consumers to have their tiles fixed professionally. Professional tiling will give the finishing touch to a well designed kitchen and make a beautiful bathroom really stunning.
Most people wouldn’t service their car, cut their own hair or educate their own children so why tile their own bathroom? If you work out how long it will take, how much per hour you earn and how much your house is worth it really doesn’t make sense.
When choosing a tile fixer, remember, a plumber isn’t a tiler, a plasterer isn’t a tiler and a kitchen fitter isn’t a tiler; Oh and that nice guy in the pub or your neighbour’s nephew probably isn’t a tile fixer either.
Get the job done properly and choose a tile fixer who is a member of The Tile Association. The Tile Association doesn't just accept anyone into their ranks. Every business wishing to join has its financial health and company reputation checked out. Fixers and tiling contractors will need to provide customer references and some projects are inspected.
An independent fixer working on his own will probably not be registered for VAT so VAT will not be added to the fixing bill making it even more affordable. A TTA independent fixer can also offer an insurance backed warranty scheme via TTA .
For further information: www.tiles.org.uk