Tilers in Jaipur
The historic city of Jaipur which is on every tourist’s itinerary to India has changed a lot since the time kings and their vassals rode across the city on their magnificent horses to glory while their dainty queens wished them luck from behind the tiny windows of their grand palaces. Evidence of change in peoples’ taste and scarcity of space is visible in Jaipur’s landscape with multistoried apartments jostling for space with bungalows and old palaces. As Jaipur is home to the unique handcrafted blue pottery tiles, the humblest abodes with mosaic and ceramic tiles to lavish homes with marble, onyx and polished granite tiles has these unique building materials in some part of their house.
About Jaipur’s unique blue pottery tiles
The craft of making these tiles were passed down from Persian craftsmen to local artisans which is why tiles have the Mediterranean turquoise blue tone as the trademark background in most of their designs. The tiles are made out of powdered quartz, earth, gum, powdered glass and fermented sodium bicarbonate which is turned into paste and filled into molds. They then go through an elaborate process of curing, sanding and coating before being adorned with ceramic colors and fired to get the required design, color and finish. As these tiles are not strong enough for flooring any Jaipur tiler will suggest that they be used for decorating bathrooms, kitchens, exterior walls, corridors etc.
How to find a reliable tiler in Jaipur
Fixing up tiles on a new floor and removing old tiles to fix new ones are activities that require a fair degree of experience and skill along with knowledge about how to mix raw materials so that tiles on wall and floor set perfectly. Before hiring a tiling contractor in Jaipur carry out thorough background check about his abilities and testimonials. When you check the references ask detailed questions about work quality, time management, behavior, cost effective and will they hire him again if required? Take out time to check the quality of work for yourself or ask for pictures to see workmanship and professionalism.
Online information directors also have details about service providers and freelancers like tilers, joiners, floorers, plumbers etc that can be called for residential jobs but you have to do due diligence to verify their experience and contact details. These freelance handymen charge like daily wagers and sometimes may not be skilled enough to carry out highly skilled tasks like setting up backsplashes or floor tiles so first talk to them over the phone to know about experience and past work before calling them home for estimate.
Friends, family members and neighbors can also refer names of tilers that would have carried out tiling work for them in the past. Tile supply stores or tile showroom owners could guide you to reliable contractors that would be willing to take on residential tiling work. When you go in search of these tilers visit their worksite to see their quality of work to get an idea about how organized and thrifty they are with regard to raw materials.
How to choose the best tiles for different areas
As Jaipur has its own brand of tiles, the houses of this delightful city are decorated in a unique blend of modern design and traditional color making it earn the epithet of “pink city”. Selecting tiles for floors and walls of different parts of the house can be very overwhelming given the wide variety of choices available in the market. Though the most popular ones are ceramic, porcelain, granite, vitrified and marble others are no less and can enchant you with their finish, colors, patterns and price. So here are some tips to help you make the right choice:
Cost of various tiling works in Jaipur
As a Jaipur homeowner you would like to have a look at all the options available and match it to your budget to get the best value for money. A quick look around tile stores in your neighborhood and online will give you a fair idea that porcelain and ceramic are preferred for indoors along with natural stone tiles for residential areas and their price depends on their size, finish and brand. The average cost of tiles per square feet ranges anywhere between Rs 50 to 70 per square feet while labor cost of laying them ranges within Rs. 15-20 per sqft. Wall tiles are smaller than floor ones and laying them costs a little more than floor tiles so a Jaipur tiler will charge you around Rs. 25 – 30 per sqft. Laying expensive tiles made of marble and granite requires experienced tilers so you may have to give out around Rs. 50 per sqft.