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While ceramic tile installation is not the hardest of home improvement projects, it is time consuming and for many people this rules it out as a ‘do it yourself' project. If you are one of these people, you can find professional experts to perform your ceramic tile installation. Most general contractors do ceramic tile installation. Start with friends and family to see if anyone has used a contractor recently that they would recommend. This is always a great place to start because you can trust the opinion of those you know more than any advertisement. If that doesn't yield anything, pick up the phone book and look under “flooring”. You should find several tile contractors there. Be sure that you get references from anyone you are thinking of hiring. Without these, you are relying on the word of the person selling you and that can often lead to problems. Also make sure that they are crystal clear on the layout you are looking for. Many may have suggestions based on their experience that you like or do not like. Choose what is best for you and negotiate your price with them. Ceramic tile installation only takes a qualified contractor a few days and will have the finished look that only a professional can provide.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|