Why You Shouldn’t DIY Tiling A Shower

Author: Fort Sask Reno Inc. | | Categories: Basement Renovation , Bathroom Renovation , Door Capping , Door Installation , Entrance Door Repair , Fireplace Installation

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Shower tiles are aesthetically appealing, incredibly durable, and easy to clean, which makes them a popular choice in the bathroom. Since bathroom renovations can be expensive, many homeowners prefer putting on overalls, rolling up their sleeves, and fitting shower tiles themselves. However, many safety, budgeting, and timeline issues need to be understood when tiling a shower, which is best understood by a professional. 

Therefore, at Fort Sask Reno Inc., we believe that if you need to tile your shower, it’s wise to call in a professional contractor. Not convinced? Please take a few minutes to learn why you shouldn’t DIY tiling a shower.

Health risk
During the traditional removal and installation of tile and Thinset, crystalline silica dust gets released into the air. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), crystalline silica is classified as a human lung carcinogen (cancer-causing). A professional will have safety equipment to reduce exposure to harmful chemicals. 

Rot and mold
If the tiles don’t align perfectly, you may end up with rot and mold behind your freshly tiled shower walls. If something goes wrong, you may have to strip walls back down to the studs, which means starting from scratch. This process can be expensive.

Lack of time and skills
To carry out a job of this scale, you should be able to manage your workload to finish the job quickly and avoid the wall getting contaminated. Therefore, if you’re working alone, you must have the technical acumen without using the trial and error method. While you may have passion and work well with your hands, it doesn’t beat the quality of a qualified professional.

While certification is only required in Quebec and optional in most other provinces, most professionals would have attained the necessary qualifications. They would also have meticulously learned the ropes as apprentices before starting their own business. 

Do things right- Hire a professional!
We hope you are now considering hiring a tiling professional. The expert should have many years of experience tackling issues like dealing with walls out of level and plumbing. It will enable them to create the perfect layout that avoids unsightly cuts of tiles in the final product. So, make sure that you do your due diligence before choosing a professional. 

A professional should:

  • know building and construction
  • pay attention to detail
  • work well under pressure
  • possess strong teamwork skills
  • accept constructive feedback

In addition, ensure that you hire a company with WCB and Business insurance. You can expect to pay between $10,000 - $30,000 for a thorough job. The price depends on many factors, including heated floors, custom niches, Tile Choices, and LED lighting. 

If you require an experienced professional to tile your shower, contact us today. At Fort Sask Reno Inc., we offer interior and exterior renovation services in Fort Saskatchewan, AB.

We love transforming our customers’ old houses into new, energy-efficient, beautiful homes. Our interior specialties include finishing carpentry, drywall, mud tape, paint, t-bar, kitchens, bathrooms, and tile work. We also undertake flooring solutions for clients.

We serve clients across Fort Saskatchewan, Edmonton, Lamont, Redwater, Gibbons, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, and the surrounding areas.

To learn more about our services, click here or get in touch with us by clicking here.