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How do You Identify a Good Tile Job

How do You Identify a Good Tile Job

Many tile related problems you may experience stem from a poor installation job. If you want to know what to look for when inspecting a job well done, The Grout Medic of Colorado Springs wants to help. Here are some tell-tale signs to help you identify a good tile installation job from a shoddy one.

Signs of a Good Job

Obviously, when you hire someone to perform a task it is because you want the job done right. Here are the hallmarks of good workmanship.

If the tile being installed is in the bathtub or shower, check to make sure that the floor and drain are flush with each other to make sure everything drains properly.

  • Make sure the colors and patterns are satisfactory and what you had discussed
  • Tiles should create an even pattern
  • Wall boards should be properly recessed
  • Transitions between drywall, hardwood, granite and more should be clean and seamless
  • Subfloors and underlayments should be evenly buffed and polished before the grout is laid
  • If half-tiles are needed around the corners or perimeter of the room, the pattern should be consistent

Signs of a Bad Job

As was mentioned, a poor installation can contribute or cause eyesores or even more serious problems. Here are the giveaways of a lousy tile job.

  • Cracked and separated grout
  • Crooked lines and corners that are not lined up
  • Lifting of the tile
  • Lack of clean tile cuts
  • Overhangs or popping up of the corners
  • Excessive caulking around difficult areas like corners is usually a sign of someone trying to cover up mistakes
  • Water is leaking or not draining properly
  • Tiles are not tucked underneath door jams but are butted right up to them

Knowing what to look for when inspecting a job will ensure that you get what you pay for and that your tile will be beautiful and long-lasting. If you have already been the victim of a poor tile job, do not hesitate to give us a call! Our team is honest and hardworking, and we stand by the quality of work we do. We can fix whatever kind of tile and you have.

By Grout Medic of Colorado Springs 2-3-2020

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