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If you are not one for DIY or simply do not have enough time to take on your tiling project alone, the best solution would be to hire a professional tiler to complete the job for you. By hiring someone, the only thing you’ll have to do is select and buy your tiles. Tilers will generally pick up the rest for you and take the stress away from having your home refurbished and when we lead busy lives, this is a great solution to our DIY problems.

Finding your tiler can also be easy. Asking around your friends or family should always be the first point of call as recommendation from people you trust is worth more for your piece of mind than hand picking a number from the phone book. Many of us have at some point had a professional in to do the odd bit of work so someone, somewhere will be sure to know of an ideal man for the job.

If you have asked around the people you know and are still at a loss as to hiring a tiler, the next step would be looking online for a reputable tiler working in your area. Once you have compiled a list of tilers from your area, give each and every one a call to get quotes for the job. Prices may vary dramatically so it’s a good idea even if it is a little bit time consuming.

Once you’ve decided on your tiler, invite him into your home to have a look at the area that requires tiling to give him an idea of the size of the job. This will enable him to give you rough time scale as to how long the job will take to complete and, of course, the cost.

Ensure you get a price for the job confirmed before work commences. This will alleviate any problems that may arise later when it comes to finalising your bill with your tiler. Some jobs can take longer than anticipated but so long as you’re not getting charged for the unexpected, it shouldn’t cause you too much distress.

Finally, if you are the one purchasing the tiles, make sure you buy enough to complete the whole job. There is nothing worse than hiring someone to take away the stress of tiling for you and then having to rush around collecting more tiles from your supplier. Also, a good point to remember is that tiles come in batch numbers and there is always a possibility that by the time you go back to the tile store, they will have your tile but in a different batch number to the tiles you have already purchased. Buying tiles from a different batch can result in the colours and textures slightly varying.

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