Top tile and floor contractors know that the lowest acquisition cost for new clients comes from customer referrals. The most profitable jobs also come from happy customers – the ones who are wowed by what you can do and the end result, and are willing to pay extra for special features.
Customizations like shower niches, shower shelves and shower benches are more and more common. The key to profitability and results that delight your customer is using products and tools that make the job easier and provide a professional result. Here are some tips to add value to your next tile or flooring project:
- Shower Niches: Quality prefabricated shower niches and shelves are a game-changer for installers, letting you provide a custom tile shower solution that looks great, without spending hours custom fitting the niche area. One of our most popular sellers is the KERDI line from Schluter-Systems. The KERDI solution is lightweight, waterproof and integrates with other Schluter products for an amazing result, every time.
- Go Dustless: If you really want to impress your customer, go the extra mile by keeping dust and debris out of their home. Tools like the iQ 426 Cyclonic Dust Extractor remove sawdust, drywall dust, tile dust and more from the job site. When combined with tools that have integrated dust collection, like the iQ 228 Dry Cut tile saw, you’ll have an arsenal of options to keep the customer’s home looking great, while saving valuable cleanup time each day.
- Invisible Seams: Nothing impresses a homeowner or facilities director like invisible seams. Letting them know that you use the best possible products to hide seams will be valuable to anyone who has suffered from a previous poor installation job. Carpet seams shouldn’t be seen, and the same goes for vinyl. Whether you use a vinyl welding kit or premium seaming irons and seaming tape, this is an area where quality matters, and pays big dividends.
- Perfect Joints: If seams are the enemy of carpet and vinyl, uneven tile joints are a tile installer’s nightmare. That’s why pros turn to tile leveling systems, like the Rubi Cyclone leveling system and Raimondi levelers and spacers. These products make the finished job look great while saving time (and money) with the install.
These are just a few of the tools and products we stock to help tile and flooring pros add value, become more efficient and ultimately more profitable on every project. And best of all, when you wow your customers, they tell their friends and family, expanding your reach for the next job!