Why to Hire a Tiling Contractor Instead of a General Contractor

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  • Author: Mohsin Khan
  • Posted On: November 21, 2022
  • Updated On: July 11, 2023

Do you need to redo your bathroom or kitchen floors? Or do you want a new backsplash made of tiles for the kitchen?

Tiling contractors Perth can get the job done for you.

Why should you hire Perth tiling services instead of a general contractor?

When to hire a tiling contractor

A tiling contractor specialises in working with tile — ensuring the job is done right the first time.

They can deliver a superior job due to years of experience in their field.

Tiling companies have the time to perfect their trade and can provide more efficient work with their equipment designed just for their job.

Think of it this way: if you want a wooden bookshelf built, you wouldn’t hire a mason. You would hire a carpenter. Hiring a tiling contractor is the same concept.

Another benefit of hiring a tiling contractor is the ability to have unique bespoke items made, or their ability to deliver high-end tiling jobs.

When a general contractor is better

When you need more than tiling, you should seek out a general contractor.

A general contractor can remodel, renovate, or build your home from the ground up.

Sometimes a general contractor will have certain people they employ for specific jobs, so you may still get the expertise of a tiler, as well as other professional trades people.

The downfall of hiring a general contractor when you only need tile work done is cost and quality. A general contractor may charge for each service they provide and the extra work. They often will have a charge for their time in managing the schedule of their workers for your job.

Having them schedule workers could be a benefit, though, if you’re getting more work done than tiling. Since it’s sometimes hard to know whether to have the floors done first or the walls.

How to find the right contractor

Always do your research.

Look online for reviews. Ask for pictures and testimonies from previous clients. See if friends, neighbours, or family can refer someone to you.

Ensure they have the proper licences, certifications, training, and knowledge.

If your tiling contractor has taken the Certified Tile Installer program (CTI), you can rest assured they have at least 2 years experience and have demonstrated they are experts in their trade.

Don’t forget to ask about their insurance policy regarding any incidents that occur to your home or their employees due to their work — you don’t want to be stuck with a surprise bill.

Discuss the level of communication and involvement you desire.

Talk about your budget and the job you need done. Have them tell you what they can do for you, and pick the one you can work with best.

When you only need tiling work done or want a specialised tiling expert on the job, look for tiling contractors Perth.

Perth tiling services can provide the customised expertise that a general contractor can’t.

Even if you hire a general contractor, having a tiling expert on hand can make your home flawless.

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Author: Mohsin Khan

Mohsin has worked as one of the experienced editors with ConstructionHow since 2020 with a total span of 5 years of experience in business PR, boasting a remarkable professional trajectory, he has collaborated with entrepreneurs and startups, and certain publications over the last few years. His unwavering interest lies in the construction industry and related materials. He believes in creating functional and aesthetically pleasing buildings, and homes that fall under the right budget. With a wide range of experience in construction, he also tapped into DIY and home improvement projects based on his extensive set of knowledge in the industry.