Ok, so you 're thinking about having some work Fliesenleger done on your property (let 's say you want someone to tile your bathroom walls and floor).

The first step is to call around and ask three tilers to come over and take a look. Remember to be friendly as you will want to get these people to work in your house and do a very good job at the same time.

there is nothing worse than working for people you don't like at all. You'll rush through the job just to get out of it with your money. Leave with inferior workmanship.

Remember, the more the tiler likes you, the more chance there is that they want to do a good job. Simply.

tiler is coming over tonight to check. Make sure the place is clean and tidy and the room is empty. Send the children to their bedroom ten minutes before he arrives. Want to spend the next few days stumbling over boxes of all those new bathroom fixtures you just bought? Or having kids screaming and running around the house while you spend the next few days there? No, you wouldn't, and neither would the tiler .

In general, good craftsmen are busy people and should not be pushed to work . When they show up for a job that could be a nightmare, there's only one thing that 's going to happen. The quote will explode. Personally, I would never turn down a job because of this, but I would up the offer if I wasn't interested in the job at all. If I get it I'll have good money, if not I haven't really lost anything, have I?

When he gets to the door, smile, shake his hand, and invite him in. Make him a cup of tea or coffee and ask if he had trouble finding the place. Make him feel welcome. Show some trust and leave him alone while he misses the bathroom. Ask him to call out to you when he 's done. Then talk about what you have planned.

It's very difficult to measure when people are talking to you at the same time, and I think they'll interrupt me while I'm working. That said , it will take longer to complete, so I would budget an extra day money.

If you've gone through this three times, you'll have three different quotes. You should also have an idea of who you want to trust and do the work. Give him a call, tell him you were very impressed with him and you really want him to do the tiles.

Another thing to keep in mind is if you will be there during the day while he is working if you offer to make him lunch and cups of tea for a small discount. You will be surprised how often this offer is accepted. Think about it, if he has to go to the cafe every day he loses an hour a day, if you make him some sandwiches he can work longer and maybe finish earlier. So everyone is a winner.

The key is to get him to like you, to get him to do the job, and to show his willingness to help make his day as easy as possible.

I hope this has helped some of you.

I'm a wall and floor tile contractor based in London. I run Cmd Fliesenleger in der nähe Ceramics. I put this article together using my own experiences and some of my friends.