If you have no experience in tiling and haven't been involved in a trade school program, how do you become a tile installation professional?
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Certified Tile Installer Mike Corona says,
You don't become a tile installer or a business owner overnight. It takes time, enthusiasm, pride, reliability, respectfulness, a willingness to learn, and dedication. No two jobs are the same; each one has its own unique nuances. As a qualified installer, you need to be able to communicate how to deal with those nuances and qualify yourself to not only meet but exceed expectations. Being qualified will exponentially increase your value and you will have endless opportunities.
Tile Distributor Brian Knies explains,
As an importer, distributor and retailer, we don't do tile installation. We rely on independent contractors to install all the tile we sell.
Programs like this educate our contractor base so things get installed properly and the homeowners are happy with the installation for many years to come, not just right after it's done.
Tile Contractor Dan Welch states,
Having each of my installers become Certified Tile Installers was the single biggest thing I could do to prove to homeowners and architects and designers that my company offers true craftsmanship and the ability to perform something that will last a lifetime.
Tile Industry Trade Association President Bart Bettiga says,
Tile installation is an unregulated trade with no requirements for formalized training.
The CTI program tests knowledge and skills to determine if tile installers understand industry standards, whether they are current and up-to-date on best practices and the correct way to install tile.
It provides consumers with a method for selecting a tile installer who will meet their needs and install tile properly the first time.
Tile Industry Manufacturer Art Mintie explains,
The end beneficiary of tile installation certification is the end-user - the homeowner, the building owner.
They get a stamp of approval from an installer who has gone through an educational process and are getting the best quality work possible.
The entire tile industry embraces the CTI program.
We've created 3 Tip Sheets to help you evaluate what's important for selecting the right tile installation professional for your project - whether you are a homeowner, an architect or a designer or a retailer looking for advice to offer customers.
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