Tips To Save Money On Professional Tile Install

tile installation tipsIf you are thinking about installing tiles in your home, then you should consider using a professional. A lot of people think that they can do it all themselves and you might be able to, however, tile that is installed professionally will last 3 times longer and is more durable. Just use a professional and you will not regret it. Yes, it is going to cost you a little bit but in the end it is more than worth the little you pay for it.

One thing that you need to understand about professional tile installers is that they don’t have a set price, so you can always get them to go down. This is great news for most people because a lot of homeowners think that they must pay the tile installer the exact price they give them. Below you will see some tips that will help you get a much better deal on the professional install.

Advice On Getting Tile Installed Professionally While Saving Money

Request A Lower Bid – One of the best things that you can do in order to get a lower price is to just ask for it. A lot of professionals will give you a slightly lower price if they think the job will be easier than normal jobs or if they feel they’ll gain some referrals out the deal.

Be The Assistant – Where you aware of the fact that many professionals hire an assistant to come help them and you pay for that? This is something that you can do because their assistant is pretty much there to run and get them tools, more tiles and things like that. Just ask if you can be their assistant and how much that will save you.

Provide All The Supplies – Something else I would highly recommend is that you buy anything that the tile installer needs. If you can buy everything yourself, then they won’t have the opportunity to charge a percentage in addition to what the items cost them. Try this and I bet you will save a lot of money.

If your goal is to save money, then you should definitely try the suggestions above in order to get a better deal. Trust me, you will be glad that you decided to use a professional as opposed to trying to install the tile on your own. Again, it is going to cost you a little bit of money in the end but it is worth every penny to get it done right.

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13 Responses to Tips To Save Money On Professional Tile Install

  1. miguel valdez says:

    very helpfull information in this article. i never knew that going with Provide all the supplies tip and requesting a lower price would help me out so much in the future. i have tried to tile my own home and yes what a disaster it was it did not last that long defenetly recomended that to be done by profecionals.

  2. Faye Dionne says:

    This article is amazing. Truly, I have JUST finished with the renovation of my kitchen using tile, and wished I had read this prior. However, I’m excited to have read this now because the bathroom is still on the list. This time I am going to purchase ALL the needed supplies to prevent being charged a higher percent. Plus, I’ll just ASK for a lower bid. Thanks for this article.

  3. C. Lee says:

    Personally I feel as if this article is immoral. Tile installers are trying to do a job and get payed good money for doing it. This article is teaching people how to scam tile installers out of their money. Completely immoral.

    • ContractorGuy says:

      Simply suggesting to assist an installer and buy materials for a job that you hired them for is hardly a scam. And furthermore, being a smart negotiator is definitely not a scam. I would recommend that you thoroughly research and review the definition of a scam.

  4. Jean says:

    I have to agree with the article. I have in the past tried to tile a portion of my kitchen and the work did not last very long and turned out to be a mess. In the end I had to pay double to get the mess fixed. In future I will get the right person for the job, and now I know to buy the materials beforehand to save a bit extra. I don’t think I will volunteer to be an assistant as I have proved I’m not very good with the sorts of tasks. Great article. Keep up the good work.

  5. Jaikishan Khilnani says:

    The article on tile is very good and it really educates a person, especially a layman who doesn’t know the value and importance of a professional when it comes to renovating the house. Paying a little more in the starting will prove a lot more fruitful in the long run. Tiles form one part of the beauty of our house and if it’s done by professional it will give a long lasting outlook.

  6. Veneta Yankova says:

    I liked the article. It’s very nicely writen and helpfull. We are renovating our house and talk whit the contractor, if he have some discount that we can use for the supplies and aswell negotiate the price.

  7. Adeline says:

    I’d agree with one thing, buy the materials yourself but hire a professional to do the work. I tried to re-tile my bathroom floor a year ago and spent more money hiring a professional eventually to do the job and fix my mess

  8. Nathalia says:

    My company recently moved offices and we used the “Provide all the supplies tip” and it definitely worked on saving us a lot of money when working with professionals. We would buy the supplies at other establishments, and they were be much cheaper than what the professional would “sell” it to us for. Very useful article. I agree in hiring someone for this type of work, no online article can teach how to do it right, nor replace the experience that a professional can offer.

  9. Sandra Wuobio says:

    Very interesting information in this article. I never knew tile would last 3 x’s longer if a professional installs it. Also the fact that you can offer your assistance and buy some of the materials to save money. These are great facts to know!

  10. Dayn Raenilda says:

    I myself am getting my house renovated and tiling is definitely on the agenda. Never thought that hiring a professional for top quality work could be achieved at a lower cost. We used to getting discounts when tile installers were referred to by a friend but knowing that there are other ways to reduce the cost of the project is a good information.

  11. Jannah Simmons says:

    This article is very helpful. Most people have the misconception that they can save money if they install home improvements by themselves but hiring an expert is really more practical. You can really be sure that you get the best quality.

  12. Charlie Stevens says:

    Very well written article, with many helpful tips. I can speak first hand about trying to tile my home myself. What a disaster. It’s definitely worth the extra money to have it done correctly and to have the peace of mind knowing it should last for many years to come.

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