Tile Installation: Should You Do It Yourself?
Tile in bathrooms and kitchens has always been popular, but these days, that particular type of flooring is perhaps even more popular than it has been because of the intricate, modern designs coming out – along with exotic materials that you can choose from.
When it comes to putting down tile in Bonita Springs remodeling projects, some homeowners have a temptation of doing it themselves. They want to save money by not hiring a professional and instead take on a do-it-yourself project that – with the advent of DIY videos on YouTube – doesn’t seem that hard.
Should you install tile yourself, though?
When installing tile, it’s important to take a few things into consideration. For starters, you have to think several steps ahead. You can’t just start laying tile with abandon; you have to plan out your moves well in advance.
For example, you’ll need to know:
- How much tile you’ll need
- What pattern you want
- Where and when you should start laying tile
- What tile you’ll need to cut and how you’ll need it cut
- What substrate preparation or underlayment may be needed
All of this requires planning, and this type of planning unfortunately requires practice.
There’s also the notion that you want to preserve your materials as much as possible. In other words, you don’t want to break costly tile, especially the expensive, exotic, luxury materials that many homeowners in Southwest Florida prefer.
Plus, the longer it takes – and the more mistakes that are made – the more expensive the project becomes. This is why many of our clients abandoned their projects and turned to us – it became too expensive and too stressful to finish themselves.
We encourage you to hire a professional when it comes to installing tile in your home. If you want to learn more about how we can help, contact us.