What should I ask a prospective tile setter?
| Q. I am going to be hiring a tile setter. What kinds of questions should I ask them? By the way, I am in California.
A. We asked our Installation Technical Director, Giovanni Lagana of Lagana Tile (www.laganatile.com), what a consumer should ask a prospective tile setter. This is what he said.
1. Verify the contractor has a C-54 specialty license, along with workers comp and general liability insurance and a local city business license.
2. Ask about work experience and verify references. If possible ask to do a walk-through of one of their jobs.
3. Ask them if they have ever performed similar types of installations in terms of both detail and type of materials you are looking to have installed.
Why? Because with all the different types of tile and stone that are out there, each one requires a separate skill level. For example, marble tiles vary in size and thickness and when an inexperienced installer tries to install them like a standard tile you end up with the infamous "lippage."
|Posted by: Debbie Shaw - Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 6:02 AM. This article has been viewed 2436 times.|
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