Ceramic, porcelain, or natural stone tile is an excellent choice for flooring, walls, counter tops, fireplace surrounds, and more—for both interior and exterior applications. Keep in mind as you are planning the installation that your choice of installer is as important a consideration as your choice of tiles and design.
Why is it so important to be choosy about your installer? Poor installation can be very costly. Some problems associated with poor installation include cracked tiles, uneven grout lines, loose tile, lippage—one tile higher or lower than the adjacent tile, staining, and more.
Once you choose your installer, schedule the job. Don’t be surprised if the installer is booked for several weeks. Be patient—a good installer may be busy and you will have to wait your turn.