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The Best Tile Contractors in San Mateo County CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Tile contractors in San Mateo County CA bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the tile setters that have exceeded the minimum California regulatory standard. They are the ones proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for competency and value, carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who hire only documented workers, and for whom our staff have called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them as tile installers or for tile repair in San Mateo County CA, including ceramic tile, glass tile, and more.

Updated July 2, 2016

 The TOP 10 Tile Contractors in San Mateo County CA

Perri Marble & Tile
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(510) 865-3097
1319 High St
Alameda, CA 94501
State Contractor's License #429150
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10

Areas Served: San Mateo County incl. Redwood City, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Atherton, Menlo Park
Services: Expert tile contractors & tile installers for new tile floors, tile installation, ...
Key Brands: Nuheat Radiant Floors

Kenneth R. Turnage II General Contractor, Inc.
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(925) 754-5232, Fax: (925) 754-5020
309 East 18th St.
Antioch, CA 94509
State Contractors License #787499
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Diamond Certified  Better Business Bureau NARI (National Association of The Remodeling Industry)

Areas Served: Bay Area & San Mateo County
Services: tile installers, tile floors, tile walls, tile backsplash, tile showers

Sigura Construction, Inc
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(408) 492-1379
1300 Memorex Dr
Santa Clara, CA 95050
State Contractor's License #865155
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau CACM (California Association of Community Managers) ECHO (Executive Council of Homeowners)

Areas Served: Bay Area incl. San Mateo County
Services: new tiling,tile backsplash,tile floor,tile walls,tile showers
Key Brands: American Standard, Grohe (Grohe Plumbing Fixtures), Hansgrohe, Kohler

T & L Tile & Marble
(650) 347-4977
1311 S Grant St
San Mateo, CA 94402

Areas Served: Redwood City, San Mateo, Burlingame, Millbrae, Brisbane, San Bruno, Atherton

Color Tile
(650) 589-0936
301 El Camino Real
South SF, CA 94080

Areas Served: San Mateo, Hillsborough, Foster City, Atherton, Belmont CA, Redwood City, Menlo Park

Alex's Custom Tile
(415) 806-4524
302 Philip Dr # 302
Daly City, CA 94015

Areas Served: Redwood City, San Mateo, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Millbrae, San Bruno, Atherton

The Best Tile Contractors in San Mateo County CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 


The state of California requires tile contractors in San Mateo County CA to be licensed by the state, such as with the C54 contractor's license specifically for tile setting and tile repair which requires passing a test.

But even the state license for tile setters is no guarantee that any particular tile contractor in San Mateo County CA is even competent, is doing business ethically, delivering value, or satisfying their customers.
 

This makes it all the more significant that all contractors for new tile in San Mateo County CA who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified state license, verified worker's comp and liability insurance, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.

Some Tile Contractors in San Mateo County CA Are More Experienced Than Others

The modern era has seen the manufacture of a shortcut product called backerboard intended for do-it-yourselfers and not professional tile contractors, yet is used by some of the cheapest tile contractors that leads to inferior tile setting and customers not getting their money's worth.

Experienced tile contractors do tile setting as a craft, as well as knowing the different adhesives to use based on the type of tile, how to best prepare the surface to be tiled to avoid tile failure, how to waterproof tile the right way, how to lay tile without overly big grout lines, that there are different types of grout that are best based on the particulars of each job, and how to plan the tiling before starting so that it looks balanced based on where it starts and ends, as well as around protruding obstacles.

Tile Contractors in San Mateo County CA Perform Numerous Services
Tile contractors aren't mere laborers. Depending on their level of experience, they can usually offer color consultation, design assessments, mosaic design, and appropriate tile grading, which they determine after observing your living style and area traffic. They calculate all installation details and obtain all materials. But after the initial consultation, capability hinges on their area of expertise, which can be limited.

The best tile contractors in San Mateo County have experience as custom tile installers for residential or larger commercial and institutional tiling jobs. Many are willing to remodel existing tile work or do tile repair in San Mateo County, but other tile contractors restrict themselves to new, non-custom construction projects. Tile contractors in San Mateo County perform the compulsory finishing work for these projects too, such as tile re-grouting, caulking, tile waterproofing, and tile sealing. Certain good tile contractors in San Mateo County can even bring aging tiles back to life with crack repair, tile resetting and tile restoration.

And most installers of new tile in San Mateo County aren't limited to tiling for shower stalls. They can often lay tile for the interior or exterior of your home including, decorative borders, tile backsplashes, tile walls, and tile floors. Tile contractors in San Mateo County also perform slab work, slab fabrication, or slab installation. You want your new tiles to be installed to perfection and, as licensed tile contractors, tile installers in San Mateo County are required to follow applicable building codes when they do tile setting.

Tile Contractors in San Mateo County Offer Many Parts and Materials
If you want something more than standard ceramic tiles or porcelain tiles, many of the best tile contractors in San Mateo County have new tile showrooms you can visit to peruse their selection of new tile. These tile showrooms usually contain imported or domestic tiles in an array of colors, so don't feel limited to the standards. Tile contractors in San Mateo County are known to work with glass tiles, marble tiles, granite tiles, terracotta tiles and travertine, limestone or slate tiles. In some cases, these specialty materials are fabricated by local artisans.

For outdoor settings, such as mosaics or tile patios, tile installers can use flagstone, brick, terracotta, and pavers, as well as any nontraditional new tile of your choice. They might also be able to lay more exotic new tiles like metal tiles, glass tiles and blocks, or even onyx. Tile contractors in San Mateo County can work with nearly any material you desire, so don't feel restricted when making your choices.

Some Tile Contractors in San Mateo County Are Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these tile contractors in San Mateo County: Perri Marble & Tile, Kenneth R. Turnage II General Contractor, Inc., Sigura Construction, Inc, Alex's Custom Tile, T & L Tile & Marble, Color Tile, Marble & Ceramic Center, Webb Tile Co, Inc., Second Generation Tile & Stone, Inc.. Other tile contractors in Redwood City, South SF and Burlingame CA that might still be in business include: Coast Tile & Marble, Patrick Jones Tile, A B Tile Co, N D European Tile Co.. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 Tile Contractors in San Mateo County? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.

 

 

Ask These Questions of Tile Contractors in San Mateo County CA 



When it comes to tile contractors in San Mateo County CA, ask these questions about the experience, methods, and abilities:

• How long have the tile contractors been in business?


• How many tile jobs have they completed in San Mateo County CA? (More jobs in your specific area shows greater familiarity with local climate characteristics that effect tile such as humidity.)


• Can they prove experience in the exact same kind of tile material or project nature that you have in mind?

• Will the tile contractor give you names and numbers of past customers who had the same kind of cabinets done who you can call as references? (All tile installers bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• How long will it take to finish the project once it is begun?

• If you are living or working at the site while the tiling is being done, what preparations will they do to minimize dust or other mess?  Similarly, do they clean up at the end of each day and what does that entail?


• Will they provide a detailed, written estimate that is completely itemized, including the amount of material being quoted both with tile but also the type and amount of grout, the type and amount of waterproofing, including product brand names and item numbers? (This is important because cheap tile contractors in San Mateo County often only seem cheap because they are using lower quality material that will cost you more in repairs and premature replacement.)

• Do they see an obvious change you could make to your specifications that would significantly lower the cost of the estimate, and if so, what would you be giving up in performance? Similarly, do they see a big gain in performance or visual appeal that can be gained for just a little bit more money?

• Does the tile contractor have a showroom where you can see different samples of materials and finishes? If not, will the cabinet contractor accompany you to a tile showroom to do that, or bring multiple samples to your home?

• Does the cabinet installer give a written guarantee on their labor, aside from any manufacturer's warranty. If so, what does it cover and for what time period?

• Will the cabinet companies and cabinet builders provide a written contract based on the itemized estimate?


• Can the tile contractor vouch that all employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All tile contractors in San Mateo County bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

Will they show you proof of liability insurance and workers' comp? (All tile contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)


• Does the tile contractor use only their own employees for the tile setting, or do they hire subcontractors, and if so, what are the names of those companies so you can research them?



When you've chosen the best tile contractors in San Mateo County CA for you, make sure they are actively licensed as contractors by the state of California as required by law, if they are to perform as tile installers, such as with the C54 license specifically for tile setters. (All tile contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their state license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

 

 

Tips on Tile Contractors in San Mateo County 

Take Time Choosing The Tile Contractors in San Mateo County.
Don't hire the first tile tile contractors that answer the phone. It's best to take some time to investigate several options throughout San Mateo County before your jump into a contract. With options, you're more likely to end up with tile contractors that create a finished tiling job that you are proud to display in your home.

Write A Description of the Tiling Job for the Tile Installers.
You should write up a description of your work that outlines your basic requirements, as well as any special details you would like. This includes the kind of new tile you want installed. When tile contractors you contact in San Mateo County see the same list of requests, you can be sure the resulting estimates are also based on the same criteria. Then you can better judge which tile contractors give you the best responses to your consistent description.

Get Several Separate Estimates for the Kitchen Tile or Bathroom Tile Work.
The only way to get a good idea of your options is to acquire several estimates from different San Mateo County tile contractors. An estimate gives you more than a price range, it gives you insight into a tile contractor's attitude towards his job and his clients. A more detailed estimate indicates a greater level of skill and dedication to attentive completion of your tile work.

Hire Good Tile Contractors Whose Style is Compatible with Yours.
The best tile contractors do more than simple labor. Experience as tile installers has armed them with a sense of color, style, and appropriate finishes, sizes and grades. If you haven't already designed what you'd like, good tile installers can guide you through the tile design process, so choose a professional who can interpret your sense of style and contribute helpful input.

Get Everything in Writing from the San Mateo County Tile Installation Professionals.
A good tile contracting job is thoroughly notated. Insist the tile contractors of your choice provide you with a written description of the tiling work, pricing and timeframe for completion.

Check Credentials Before You Sign An Agreement with a Local Tiling Company.
For any tile work you contract for in San Mateo County, be sure to verify contractor licensing, workers' compensation and liability insurance.



Stay In the Know While Your Tiling Contractorl is On the Job.
If you want a tile job to go as smoothly as possible, you should check in with your tile installers and contractor often. Make yourself available to him as well. You should both be able to regularly inform one another about problems, delays, or changes.

Agree In Advance To Evaluate the Finished Tiling Product.
After the bathroom tile or kitchen tile is completed, compare the specifications of the detailed agreement to the finished tile work. Insist the most senior tiling contractor is with you so that you can point out any requests that haven't been fulfilled.

Know Your Rights as a Customer of San Mateo County Tile Contractors.
Consumers are protected by special rights in the event of a business/patron conflict. These laws vary with region. Since you're dealing with tile contractors in San Mateo County, including Redwood City, South SF and Burlingame, you can read about these rights at the California Department of Consumer Affairs.

 

 

The Best Tile Contractors in San Mateo County Use Good Tile Brands 

The following brands are available for use by tile contractors in San Mateo County: Bellazura, Ceramica, Donovan tiles, Gnosis, Gooseneck, Hakatai, Hastings, GranitiFiandre, McIntyre, Sheldon, SprectaDecor, Sonoma Cast Stone, Milestone, TerryTiles, World Wide Stones, Pyrolave, Mosaico, Neo-Metro, and Rocky Mountain.

 

 

Resources About Tile Contractors in San Mateo County 

Licensing & Trade Associations for Tile in San Mateo County
BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com/)
CSLB Contractors State Licensing Board (http://www.cslb.ca.gov/)
CTIOA Ceramic Tile Institute of America (http://www.ctioa.org/)
CTSA Ceramic Tile & Stone Association (http://www.tile-stoneassn.org/)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov)
Diamond Certified www.diamondcertified.org
HTA Handmade Tile Association (http://www.handmadetileassociation.org/
NTCA National Tile Contractors Association (http://www.tile-assn.com/)
NTMA National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association (http://www.ntma.com/)
TCAA Tile Contractors Association of America (http://www.tcaainc.org/)


Media & Web Resources About Tile in San Mateo County
Tile Magazine
Tile Dealer Magazine

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Tile Contractors in San Mateo County within the following zip codes:

94065, 94066, 94018, 94030, 94062, 94005, 94015, 94016, 94010, 94080, 94021, 94011, 94020, 94402, 94083, 94025, 94037, 94017, 94028, 94014, 94002, 94074, 94019, 94404, 94096, 94401, 94403, 94064, 94038, 94027, 94061, 94060, 94044, 94070, 94063, 94098, 94128 and 94026

 


 

Tile Belmont CA

Mike Spizzo Ceramic Tile Belmont CA 94002
Second Generation Tile Belmont CA 94002
Stewart Tile Belmont CA 94002
Tiles By Julie Andrews Belmont CA 94002

 

Tile Burlingame CA

Bella Tile Design Burlingame CA 94010
Davis Tile Burlingame CA 94011


Tile Daly City CA

Alex's Custom Tile Daly City CA 94015


Tile Half Moon Bay CA

Coast Tile Half Moon Bay CA 94019
Jay Jones Tile Co Half Moon Bay CA 94019
Steve Roeper Carpentry & Tile Half Moon Bay CA 94019

 

Tile Menlo Park CA

Hung Custom Refinishing & Tile Menlo Park CA 94025


Tile Millbrae CA

Fern Tile Co Millbrae CA 94030


Tile Pacifica CA

Coastside Tile Pacifica CA 94044
James S Turner Jr Pacifica CA 94044
Madsen Tile Pacifica CA 94044

 

Tile Redwood City CA

Chic Tile Co Redwood City CA 94063
HO Tile Installation Redwood City CA 94061
HY Tile Redwood City CA 94064
Houle Tile Inc Redwood City CA 94061
Jeff Mitchell Redwood City CA 94062
Networkine Tile Redwood City CA 94062
Tikai Tile Redwood City CA 94063

 

Tile South SF CA

Bedrosians Tile South SF CA 94080
Ceramic Tile Dealers Bedrosian South SF CA 94080
De Alba Brothers Tile Inc South SF CA 94080
Down Town Tile South SF CA 94080
GB Tile Co Inc South SF CA 94080
Gallery Tile South SF CA 94080
ND European Tile Co South SF CA 94080
Surfaces South SF CA 94080


Tile San Carlos CA

3d Tile International San Carlos CA 94070
Artistic Tile San Carlos CA 94070
KW De Alba Tile Co San Carlos CA 94070
Larry Dillon Ceramic Tile San Carlos CA 94070
Tile Outlet San Carlos CA 94070
United Tile Corp San Carlos CA 94070


Tile San Mateo CA

AB Tile Co San Mateo CA 94402
Peninsula Art Tile Co San Mateo CA 94401
Ronald Baldanzi Tile Co Inc San Mateo CA 94402
RV Tile San Mateo CA 94403