What do Cardiff tilers do?
Generally speaking, we call tilers professionals who lay tiles, tiles, or other
coverings consisting of small plates glued to the surfaces. Originally, the name
comes from the tiles but came to designate a whole professional category.
These professionals are responsible for understanding and executing the designs
of interior architects or other professionals (paying particular attention to
setting patterns and motifs), calculating the quantities of materials required.
They must be able to make measurements and markings to guide the process of
placing parts on surfaces, choosing bonding materials (cement, mortar), cutting
pieces to fit angles, laying properly and finishing. right (especially in the
What kinds of materials do these professionals put?
By this time, you have realised what types of materials the tile installs, but
it is important to distinguish between them because sometimes there is some
confusion that you do not want to have when choosing.
- Tiles - These are the wall coverings that tilers install the
most, as they are the most used in Portugal. This is due to its versatility of
use, the large number of standards in the market and the attractive price range.
The tiles are ceramic pieces of small or medium dimensions, square or
rectangular, but always with a glazed surface, which gives them waterproof.
- Tiles - Tiles are smaller than tiles and
can be made of various materials such as glass, ceramic, porcelain or bone. The
shapes of the tiles are more varied than those of the tiles and may assume the
ones that most suit you.
- Mosaics - Mosaics can refer to artistic image compositions
made of tiles or hydraulic mosaics, which are surface treated cement tiles that
normally make patterns and can be applied to walls or floors.
- Tablet tiles or mosaic tiles - are small pieces of flooring
that are applied together, making the effect of mini tiles. They are widely used
in swimming pools and make spectacular effects in bathrooms and kitchens. They
usually have a ceramic base and a distinctive finish, which can be glass, metal
and even mother of pearl.
- Bricks - are the equivalents of floor tiles. They are also
larger ceramic plates (not necessarily) and with a surface treatment that gives
them greater wear resistance. The name comes from the inspiration in the ancient
What should I look for in a tiling company or
There are some characteristics that indicate seriousness and rigour on the part
of the tile companies and professionals:
- Has strict budgets - a detailed budget that specifies the
materials to use and their prices are broken down, as well as estimated working
hours and value, rather than a vague number, is a good indicator to pay
- Has a good track record for meeting deadlines - sometimes
this is not easy to verify, but you can always get in touch with past clients or
look up information about professionals on the Internet, social networks and
expert discussion forums;
- It proposes a deadline for the work to be done - deadlines
may sometimes have to be changed, notably due to delays in the delivery of
materials, but a company that proposes to carry out the work within a certain
timeframe demonstrates that it intends to comply;
- Has good communication skills and provides useful information for
the project - today it is unthinkable to deal with uneducated or even
rude professionals, who are not in the mood to perform the tasks. These
specialists must have the appropriate technical update to make a valid
contribution to the successful completion of the work;
- Complies with occupational safety and hygiene requirements
- although this activity is not high risk, it is important to prevent
occupational accidents, so the professionals involved must be properly trained
and wear the protective equipment required by law (clothing, protective gloves
and footwear, if necessary goggles).
How can I find tilers in Cardiff?
Hiring project professionals have advantages to consider, namely saving money on
transportation and the ease of contacting past clients. There is also the
advantage of local market knowledge, which allows these professionals to present
you better deals. On the other hand, by hiring in the region, you will be
developing the local economy, which is important for those who really like the
area where they live.
Finding professionals today is not difficult. The internet has made it easy to
search and just needs a quick search on any search engine with the words Cardiff tilers, to get results. Also, use social networks to get opinions about
companies and to search for them. And don't forget to explore Cardiff's construction supply stores and family and acquaintances doing old-fashioned