Looking for a terrazzo tile or marble installer?
By Steve Payne
Successful contractors know their own strengths and know when to hire a qualified sub to get the best results. But finding the right people who meet your high standards for quality and professionalism can be a challenge. One source too frequently overlooked is industry associations, especially for trades that don’t require professional certification.
For example, suppose you need to hire a tile installer but you’ve been disappointed by inconsistent results in the past. The TTMAC (Terrazzo Tile and Marble Association of Canada) is a reliable source of professional installers. The association vets its members for quality of workmanship and financial stability, and requires that members follow the association’s specification guide for installation. When interviewing a potential sub-contractor, ask if they have attended any industry or manufacturer training, education and skills development programs.
Hiring sub-contractors can be risky business – industry associations that set standards can help mitigate some of those risks. And, if you are dis-satisfied with the installer’s work you can go to the association and request a job site inspection. If the installer’s work is deficient, he will be subject to review by the association. This gives him one more reason to perform on your site.
For more information, www.ttmac.com.