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Download our Customizable Tile Pre-Installation Checklist

25 May

Posted by
Tom Plaskota
Technical Support Manager

tile pre-installation inspection

How many tile installation businesses conduct thorough pre-installation inspections?  Every tile installation should start with an in-depth pre-installation inspection in order to be successful. Job-site inspections must go beyond the basics of a general walk through. In order to help avoid call backs, use a pre-installation checklist before bidding a job and setting tile. 

Dedicate staff to a pre-installation inspection, and integrate them into the tile installation process. I've created a handy checklist for your staff to use that's customizable for your business.

A+checklist+before+you+begin+tile+settingThe tile pre-installation checklist allows the user to indicate:

  • Square feet of job
  • Substrate type
  • Substrate condition
  • Type of joints
  • Flatness/levelness
  • Existing contaminants
  • Substrate porosity
  • Whether a moisture test is required
  • and More!

These are all aspects of a job that are critical to document to help accurately inform the scope of work, and the surface preparation required.

It's important to customize a checklist to your business needs. Every business is different, and every job site is unique. Tile jobs should never be bid the same. Download and edit this tile pre-installation checklist to create a checklist specific to your business needs. By downloading this pre-installation checklist, you are off to a good start to help avoid call backs.

I talk more about this topic in a webinar hosted by NTCA, called "Avoid Call Backs: 4 Secrets to a Successful Tile Installation." You can listen to a recording of the webinar here.

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