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While many customers who drop in to our tile shops near Hoddesdon are homeowners looking to do tiling on a DIY basis, others are looking for a professional to carry out work on their behalf. If you fall into this category, how do you ensure you find the right person for the job? On this page, we’ve provided a few tips for clients looking to find a quality tiler who won’t let them down.
Speak With Friends & Family – The best way to find a reliable tiler is by asking family and friends who have recently employed one themselves. They’re unlikely to hold back in their assessment of the quality of work they received, and will be frank and honest when recommending individuals/companies, or advising you to avoid them.
Can you remember visiting a friend’s home around Hoddesdon and noticing that their bathroom or kitchen was especially well tiled? Why not get in contact with them and ask who it was who carried out the work?
Seek Advice Online – There are a number of online communities and websites that look to assist consumers with finding trustworthy and reputable tradesmen in all sorts of industries, including tiling. However, as people can appear anonymous or under any name they want to online, it’s important to consider the possibility that a company or trader is attempting to plug themselves by posing as a “VERY HAPPY CUSTOMER!!!!!” So consider how authentic the reference seems before taking it into account.
Looking online is also a great way to find tile shops around Hoddesdon with competitive prices and quality products. At Cheshunt Tile Centre, we’re incredibly proud of our reputation in the area, and we hope you’ll read only good things about us online!
Below are some questions that staff at our tile shops recommend clients asking Hoddesdon tilers before offering them a job.
DO YOU HAVE EXAMPLES OF YOUR PAST WORK?
In this day and age, most contractors have websites on which you can view past examples of their work. If they don’t, ask to see physical pictures. Contractors that can’t show you any examples of their work whatsoever should be avoided at all costs.
DO YOU HAVE REFERENCES THAT I CAN CONTACT?
An extensive list of references is a great sign that the tiler you’re speaking with can be trusted. If there are contact email addresses or phone numbers listed with said references, it may be worth making a couple of phone calls to ensure they’re legitimate and to find out more.
WHAT ARE YOUR WORKING HOURS AND WHEN CAN YOU START?
Firstly, it’s important to ensure that the tiler you’re pursuing will work hours that suit you and don’t throw your daily schedule into total disarray. Secondly, ask when they could theoretically get started. If they reply “tomorrow”, then beware. It may mean they’re unpopular, and unpopular for a reason.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST ME?
The all-important quote. We recommend getting three or so quotes from different tiling contractors around Hoddesdon to ensure that you’re getting a good deal. There could be a significant discrepancy between one quote and another. However, beware a quote that sounds “too good to be true”. It usually is.