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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Tile Installation Service

If you're considering tiles as a durable and stylish flooring option for your home, you may have a lot of questions about the different tile materials, installation services, and pricing.

At PD Tiling, we understand the importance of finding reliable information before making a decision, so we've compiled a list of the  most frequently asked questions about tile installation. Our team is dedicated to providing clear answers and helpful guidance to make your tile installation project a success

  • Can you install outdoor tile?
    Yes, we offer outdoor tile installation as one of our services. Patios, decks, and walkways can benefit from the addition of functional and decorative outdoor tiles. It is critical to select outdoor-appropriate tiles that can withstand the elements. Our team has experience installing patio tiles and can assist you in selecting the best tiles and installation method for your specific needs. For more information or to request a quote for your outdoor tile project, please contact us.
  • How long does it take to install tiles?
    The time it takes to install tiles is determined by the size of the area to be tiled as well as the complexity of the job. Tile installation in a small bathroom takes about 1-2 days on average, and for a larger project like tiling a large kitchen it might take 2-5 days.
  • Do you install tile on walls as well as floors?
    Yes, we can install tiles on both walls and floors. Whether it's laying tiles in your bathroom or adding a splashback to your kitchen, we have the skills and know-how to tackle any job.
  • Do you install splashbacks?
    Yes, we do offer splashback installation as one of our services. Splashbacks are a great way to make your kitchen or bathroom more functional and stylish. They can prevent water damage to your walls and make cleaning up spills and splatters much easier. Our skilled tiling team has installed a wide range of splashback materials, including glass, ceramic, and stone tiles. We can assist you in selecting the best material and design for your space, as well as providing a high-quality installation that will last for years. Please contact us for more information or to request a quote for your splashback project.
  • Do you remove existing tile or flooring?
    Yes, as part of the installation process, we can remove your current flooring or tile. It is often essential to remove existing tile or flooring in order to prepare the area for the installation of new tile, but it can also be beneficial when the present tile or flooring is broken or in bad condition.  Please see under our pricing questions for how our tile removal services are priced.
  • Do you install underfloor heating?
    Yes, we provide underfloor heating installation as a service. Because it provides a consistent and evenly distributed heat throughout the room, underfloor heating is a popular choice for adding warmth and comfort to a home. It's also a good choice for people with allergies or sensitivities because it doesn't stir up dust or allergens like traditional forced-air heating systems.
  • Why should I hire a tile contractor instead of installing the tiles myself?
    Employing a qualified tiler guarantees the best installation for your project. Our expertise in all facets of tile installation, together with our familiarity with current trends and products, ensures that your installation will be done to the highest standards and look fantastic. If you let a professional handle the task, you can relax knowing that your tiles will be laid correctly and with the finest attention to detail.
  • Do you provide design services?
    At our business, we provide design services to assist clients in selecting the ideal tiles and arrangement for their space. Our professionals are here to assist you whether you have a specific design in mind or are searching for advice. We will use our knowledge to guide you in choosing the ideal tiles for your room while taking into account your preferences, your budget, and the particular requirements of the area. Let us assist you in realising your vision!
  • When should I install tiles during a renovation?
    The best time to install tiles during a renovation project will be determined by the specifics of your project as well as the order in which the work must be completed. Tiles are typically installed after any major structural work has been completed and the surfaces are prepared for tiling. This may include framing, electrical, and plumbing work. Before installing tiles, make sure that any moisture-sensitive materials, such as drywall, have had enough time to dry. Based on the specifics of your project, we will be able to advise you on the best timing for your tile installation.
  • How much does it cost to remove old tiles and flooring?
    The cost of removing tiles or old flooring can vary considerably depending on a variety of factors, including the type and size of tiles or flooring being removed, the condition of the underlying surface, and the accessibility of the work area. As a result, we typically charge by the the day rather than utilise a fixed price for tile removal work.
  • How much does it cost to install tiles?
    The cost of tile installation is determined by several factors, including the type of tiles used, the size of the area to be tiled, and the difficulty of the job. In general, professional tile installation will cost between €35 and €50 per square yard.
  • Are there any additional fees or charges that may be added to the cost of the tile installation?
    Additional fees or charges may apply for services such as removing existing tile or flooring or repairing the subfloor. These expenses will be discussed and included in the estimate provided before the project begins.
  • Do you offer free estimates?
    Yes, we provide free estimates for all tiling services. Simply contact us to set up a consultation, and we'll provide you with a written estimate outlining the cost of your project.
  • Do you offer a warranty for your work?
    Yes, we provide a 5-year warranty on tile installation services. We are confident in the quality of our work and back it up with a generous warranty period. Our skilled professionals take great care in every aspect of the installation process to ensure a long-lasting and durable result. To ensure the best possible outcome for our clients, we only use the best materials and techniques, and we adhere to all industry standards and best practices. Please contact us if you have any problems with your tile installation during the warranty period.
  • Do you provide the tile or do customers need to purchase it themselves?
    We do not select the tiles for your project as a tiling contractor. We are, however, happy to offer advice and guidance on the best options based on your specific needs and preferences. The customer must ultimately select the tiles for their project. Working with a reputable supplier who can provide high-quality tiles suitable for your project is recommended. The type of tiles you choose should be carefully considered because they can have a significant impact on the look and durability of your project. If you have any questions about selecting the right tiles for your project, please don't hesitate to contact us for assistance.
  • What type of tiles do you install?
    We install a wide range of tiles, including ceramic, porcelain, stone, and glass tiles. We can help you choose the best type of tiles for your project based on your style preferences and budget.
  • What is the difference between ceramic & porcelain tiles?
    Both porcelain and ceramic tiles are common options for flooring and other surfaces, but they differ significantly in some key ways. Ceramic tiles are burnt at a lower temperature than porcelain tiles, which are created from a denser, more moisture-resistant form of clay. As a result, they are stronger and more resistant to stains, moisture, and wear. Porcelain tiles are a fantastic option for outdoor use or in settings with a lot of sunlight since they are more resistant to fading and discoloration. The clay used to make ceramic tiles, on the other hand, is less dense and is fired at a lower temperature. They are appropriate for a variety of indoor and outdoor uses and are often less expensive than porcelain tiles. However, they could need more frequent maintenance and sealing because they are not as resilient to moisture as porcelain tiles.
  • Can I use a high gloss tile type on my kitchen countertops?
    High gloss tiles can add a sleek and modern look to your kitchen countertops. However, they may not be the best choice in every situation. One potential downside of high gloss tiles is that they can show fingerprints and other marks more easily than matte or satin finish tiles. This can be especially noticeable on darker colored tiles. In addition, high gloss tiles may be more prone to scratching and scuffing than other types of tiles, which can affect their appearance over time. If you are considering using high gloss tiles on your kitchen countertops, it may be a good idea to consider these potential drawbacks and how they fit with your maintenance and cleaning routine.
  • What is the difference between glazed and unglazed tiles?
    The sort of surface finish used to distinguish glazed from unglazed tiles is the primary distinction. Unglazed tiles have a more porous, matte texture, whereas glazed tiles have a smooth, glass-like finish that is added during the production process. Since the glaze serves to shield the tile from stains, moisture, and damage, glazed tiles are typically more enduring and simple to maintain. Because the glaze enables more precise control over the final appearance, they are also offered in a greater variety of colors and patterns. On the other hand unglazed tiles are more porous and can require more frequent sealing to ward off stains and moisture. They are frequently utilized for outdoor applications or in locations where there is a lot of foot activity, as the matte finish can help to improve traction and reduce the risk of slips and falls.
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