Just as you work many hours to create beautiful bathrooms, I work many hours to bring in quality projects but I couldn't do it without the photos of quality installation.
This is what customers see and rightly so, this is what they expect. They notice the little details.
If fitters vary in quality, then I have to pick who is right for certain customers and projects, but sometimes I may only have good projects so the best you all are and the more versatile you all are the more business there is for you.
We can't make everything straight but the tighter we work underneath, the better it will be on the top.
Keep everything tight.
Cut tiles tight into corners.
I see fitters mark tiles with a marker pen (this means cuts will be to the nearest 2-4mm). Others use a sharp pencil or a blade and everything looks 10 times better.
Go quick on the large areas to allow you time to take it very slow around cuts and edges that matter.
Silicone should be 4-6mm thick ideally, straight and neat.
When painting unless you're a genius, use masking tape for edges please!
It's hard, but I've seen a lot of fitters. Those who work in chaos and those who work in a more organised way. The end result shows every time.
Some bathrooms just look so different to others, why?, it's hard to tell, but those who work cleaner seem to get more credibility and recommends. They also seem to have less agro, less accidents, less scratched products and less instructions and parts going missing.
LITTLE THINGS SAVE SO MUCH HASSLE
I've seen it all and that includes too many carpet disasters. On every job, adhesive plastic carpet protector on any area your feet goes is a must. Old curtains and dirty dust sheets are useless and make us look low-end.
PRESENTING IT 'NEW' NOT USED
If you spent 7, 10, 15 grand on a new motorbike or car, you wouldn't expect it with scratches, chips and covered in dust or the guarantee paperwork with coffee rings on it.
We're not cleaners. Nobody expects you to get the Mr Sheen out, but a few minutes makes all the difference. Even covering the chrome bits with the bags or cloth hoods while grouting etc, take those off at the end and there's no blobs of paint, silicone, scratches etc.
Not stepping in acrylic baths on on unprotected trays with boots on.
Not leaving their windows and doors covers in plaster splats. A simple cheap plastic sheet from Wickes.
Looks like new
House not wrecked
Reasonably hassle free
Thanked & recommended