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Tile Installation

DIY vs. Professional Tile Installation

Tile installations have been a popular renovation strategy for decades now, with this option offering a versatile solution for both residential and commercial settings. There are numerous alternatives to choose from when it comes to tiling solutions, with recent additions including mimicries such as porcelain and ceramic tiles that look like exotic stone or wood. One of the major elements to consider when looking to implement a tiling job in your home or business place is whether to approach the venture as a do-it-yourself endeavor or hire a professional to take on the job. 

Some aspects to consider when deciding on how to approach your Jackson WY Tile Installation project include: 

The Tiles Involved 

There are multiple options to choose from when it comes to tiling solutions and the particular kind you choose can influence the potential ease involved with its installation. Ceramic and porcelain, for example, are two of the more popular choices available in the market – but their application isn’t always as easy as it seems. Installing these tiles in an open space can be straightforward but dealing with the edges of a room as well as corners can require you to have some experience with cutting the fixtures to ensure they fit in properly. Dealing with alternatives such as glass and exotic stone will also require special tools to cut and shape. Peel-and-stick options, on the other hand, can be easily implemented as there’s no mortar or adhesive involved. 

Prior Experience 

The age of information that has been brought forth by the onset of the internet has led to the promotion of DIY projects for multiple home remodeling ventures. Individuals seem to have the perception that all they have to do is google how to do something, follow instructions, and get the job done. However, this is easier said than done. If you have never undertaken a Jackson WY Tile Installation before, your confidence in your new abilities might be a little misguided – especially when you’re targeting quality results. This isn’t to say that it’s entirely impossible to handle a project as a DIY, but one should be prepared for a significant margin of error if you haven’t previously taken on such a venture. In most cases, DIY projects should be adopted when working on small spaces as it reduces the chances of mistakes. 

Budgetary Limits 

Contrary to popular belief, taking up a tile installation project as a DIY can be more expensive than hiring a professional – especially when you have no prior experience. As mentioned earlier, there is a high likelihood that you’ll be liable to make mistakes when attempting such a project for the first time. Multiple results could occur, such as an uneven layout when dealing with mosaic designs. In such a case, you will have to start over from scratch. It’s also worth noting that sometimes one mistake cannot be addressed as a sole issue as all the fixtures work as a combined setup – meaning a minor mishap could derail the entire layout. You might also break some of the tiles, leading to additional expenses. 

Hiring a professional ensures quality results, so call us today! Custom Royal Countertops and Tile, your preferred contractor!

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