Are you a DIY expert? What are your most successful DIY projects? Some people are gifted with the ability to follow instructions on YouTube or read them, but many people fall for DIY traps every day.
This Series will explore the world of DIY. We will be diving deep into DIY to show our customers the dangers of DIY projects. Tiling professionals in Perth can help you improve your home, even if it is on a tight budget.
Professional Tile Installation Can Keep You From These DIY Disasters
Installing tile seems like it can be a fun project. Due to the endless colors, patterns, and types of tile on the market, you can really get creative. However, tile is no different than other flooring materials. It takes knowledge, skills, tools, and quality experience in order to properly install tile flooring, tile backsplash, and tile on your walls.
And a tile DIY disaster can end up costing you more than you had originally budgeted for the project. Here are a few DIY disasters you can avoid by choosing to have professional tile installation from the very beginning.
NOT HAVING ENOUGH MATERIAL OR TOOLS
If you have measured properly, then you probably think that you have enough tiles to cover your wall, floor, or shower. However, this is probably the number one mistake most DIYers make with most projects. Since most people are trying to save money by doing the installation themselves, they often try to only purchase the amount they will need and nothing more.
However, if you are new to installing tile, then you may want to have extra tiles for those “just in case” moments. Professional installers have the luxury of having extra material handy. Another thing that the professionals have are the tools it takes to properly install the tile.
UNEVENLY SPACED TILES
Whether you are installing fresh new tiles on a floor or putting up a cute backsplash in the kitchen, there are specific things that need to be done in order to get your new tile job looking flawless. First, you need to make sure that you have a sound underlayment if tiling the floor, and all surfaces should be cleaned and prepared before starting.
When laying the tiles, you should also use spacers in order to have uniformly spaced tiles. When tiles are not properly spaced, they are more prone to becoming loose and even breaking. Professional flooring installers and others who work with tile on a daily basis know from the beginning what they will need in order to get the desired look. They know how to place and space the tiles in order to get a nice clean and uniform appearance.