Tilers in Nagpur
Tiles which were relatively unknown in India till a few decades ago as people even in apartments had concrete or wooden floors and would beautify their home floors with carpets or mats today have become a vital part of homes and are part of every room. Tiles today are an irreplaceable part of every home from bathroom to bedroom and kitchen offering literally an inexhaustible variety of choices that one can select on the basis of budget and appearance. Tilers are specialists that know how to place tiles on all kinds of surfaces including roof, floors and walls with minimal wastage of resources.
How do I find a high-quality tiler in Nagpur?
The first step to finding a qualified tiler in any city is to enquire among friends and neighbors, colleagues that may have hired them. Due to the penetration of internet and growing need for qualified professionals there are several online directors like JustDial, Olx and several private firms that have listings of handymen like tilers, masons, plumbers, electricians etc that are required by home-owners for repairs and renovations.
You can make a list of likely tilers from online directories and yellow pages of telephone directories and then start calling them to understand the kind of projects they take up. Share as much detail as possible about your requirement and its scope so that a majority of your doubts are cleared on the phone itself. Generally if it is a small task of replacing broken tiles in the kitchen or bathroom then professional tillers may ask you to get in touch with local mason with a tile cutting machine as they consider such tasks as a waste of time.
Difference between floor and wall tiles
Flooring of a house undergoes variety of stresses like heavy luggage, furniture and household objects dragged across its surfaces, cleaning by chemicals and people running or walking across the all the time. Tiling cost depends on choice of materials, durability and size of the area where it is being laid and a common practice that tiler will follow before laying tiles on any surface will be to first clean up the region of old tiles, linoleum or grout and adhesives and then filling up all holes and cracks to have a smooth surface on which tiles can be placed.
Both ceramic and porcelain tiles have been used along with natural stone tiles of marble and granite for floor and walls. The only way to distinguish which tiles will be better for walls and floors is to check their COF or friction rating which makes them safe to walk on. Tiles that have greater friction are better suited for floor while wall tiles have to slick and shiny to make them easy to clean. Usually tiles that have COF rating of 0.50 or more is best suited for interior floors.
Ceramic tile manufacturers while designing wall tiles make them lighter and softer when compared to floor tiles so that do not exert too much pressure on the walls while being installed in kitchens and bathrooms as they may have to be drilled to install taps and other accessories. Porcelain tile manufacturers also follow a similar practice and create anti-slip tiles for the floor. Sometimes people use abrasive natural stone tiles for the bathroom to make them safer as usage of water and washing materials in the region makes the floor slippery.
How to choose the best tiles for walls and floors
You can either choose to have large tiles across the floor without a boundary line on the sides or have small tiles at the center and large ones along the boundary. In general 1 inch mosaic hexagonal tiles are used for bathroom while 18” by 18” square tiles are used for the floor. Due to difficulty in installation on vertical surface, wall tiles are small and delicate.
Wall tiles often are subjected to water and liquids that could be both hot and cold so ideally have glazed or vitreous tiles on walls. Though terracotta tiles look earthy and charming they should be used on horizontal floors but not as wall tiles in environment that has plenty of moisture.
How much will a Nagpur tiler cost and how do I manage costs?
Tiler in Nagpur is likely to charge Rs. 30- to 40/- per square feet for both floor and wall tiling work while replacing broken tiles or replacing old tiles with new ones may cost around 40/- per sq. ft. in Nagpur. The charges for removal of old tiles and removing the binding and cement behind it could cost you 20-25/- per sq. ft. However, all these costs may vary depending on the tiler you hire, project complexity and tile variety so the cost of tiles, labor, cleaning and grouting is likely to cost you Rs.120.
Cost of tiling walls per square feet using vitrified tiles in Nagpur will take around Rs. 140 per square feet.
A search on homify will give you a list of tilers or those offering varied tile fixing services within Nagpur city that can also help you choose the best tiles for your bathroom and to refurbish and decorate your home.