At DRN Projects, our expertise and experience span across managing all aspects of rectification and remedial building works, servicing body corporates, strata managers, and homeowners. An important part of this service spectrum is our tile restoration and remedial work. Here’s what you need to know about the costs, considerations, and the importance of careful planning in ensuring an efficient tiling project.
Cost Considerations: Understanding the Square Metre Rate
The cost of a tiling project depends on numerous factors, such as the tile type, project complexity, and location. However, the most common way of breaking down the cost is by examining the square metre rate. It’s always best to contact our team at DRN Projects for a quote tailored to your specific needs.
Essential Preparations before Tile Injections
Before we start the tile injection process, thorough preparation is critical. Here’s what we take into account:
The first step involves determining access to the site where tiling will be executed. We evaluate the size, location, and any potential obstacles that could hinder the work.
Existing tiles are inspected for any damage. Broken tiles need removal and replacement, which could add to the overall cost and timeline.
It’s essential that the floor is in optimal condition before tile injection. This can entail tasks like grouting the floor where there are any cracks initially, ensuring the grout is solid, to prevent adhesive escape, and removing any peaks. This careful pre-injection preparation establishes the ideal conditions for a successful tile injection process.
Identifying and Addressing Peaking Tiles
Peaking tiles, which are tiles that have risen to form a ‘peak’ due to factors that may include temperature changes and humidity, can be identified by visual inspection. Look for tiles that appear elevated or misaligned.
Factors contributing to tiles needing remediation
Several factors can contribute to tiles needing remediation: insufficient adhesive, poor-quality tiles, incorrect installation, or the lack of expansion joints. Over time, these tiles can loosen, leading to cracks or displacement.
Weather Impact on Tiles
Weather significantly affects tile longevity. Tiles can expand or contract in response to weather conditions, potentially leading to peaking in hot weather and gaps or loosening in cold weather. Ensuring proper installation and using suitable tiles for the climate can help mitigate these issues.
In conclusion, tiling is a complex process involving various considerations and costs. It’s not only a financial investment, but it also requires careful preparation and understanding. DRN Projects is committed to guiding our clients through this process, delivering excellent, cost-effective results that stand the test of time. We look forward to being your trusted partner in all your tiling and remedial building needs.