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The Best Tile Contractors in the San Gabriel Valley CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Tile contractors in the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley CA, including ceramic tile, glass tile, and more.

Updated July 2, 2016

 The TOP 10 Tile Contractors in the San Gabriel Valley CA

Nabers Stone Company
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(818) 989-0303
21301 Vanowen St # C
Canoga Park, CA 91303
State Contractor's License #946729
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10

Areas Served: LA County incl. the San Gabriel Valley
Services: tile contractors for residential & commercial tile, ceramic tile
Key Brands: CaesarStone (CaesarStone Quartz), Custom Building Products, Laticrete SpectraLOCK ...

Foothill Tile
(626) 396-9620
2272 E Walnut St
Pasadena, CA 91107

Areas Served: Pasadena CA, El Monte CA, Alhambra CA, Diamond Bar CA, La Verne CA, Glendora CA

Bowen's Ceramic Tile
(818) 353-9690
6320 Honolulu Ave
La Crescenta, CA 91214

Areas Served: Pomona CA, Pasadena CA, La Canada Flintridge CA, El Monte CA, Diamond Bar CA, Walnut CA

Sunny Tile
(626) 575-6251
2509 Strozier Ave
South El Monte, CA 91733

Areas Served: Alhambra CA, Pasadena CA, Diamond Bar CA, El Monte CA, Glendora CA, Hacienda Heights CA

Tile Craft
(626) 336-3020
PO Box 92017
City of Industry, CA 91715

Areas Served: Pasadena CA, Hacienda Heights CA, La Canada Flintridge CA, West Covina CA, Walnut CA

JC Stone & Tile Inc
(626) 448-2992
10864 Fawcett Ave
South El Monte, CA 91733

Areas Served: El Monte CA, Pasadena CA, Alhambra CA, Hacienda Heights CA, Walnut CA, West Covina CA

The Best Tile Contractors in the San Gabriel Valley CA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 


The state of California requires tile contractors in the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley, but other tile contractors restrict themselves to new, non-custom construction projects. Tile contractors in the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley can even bring aging tiles back to life with crack repair, tile resetting and tile restoration.

And most installers of new tile in the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley are required to follow applicable building codes when they do tile setting.

Tile Contractors in the San Gabriel Valley Offer Many Parts and Materials
If you want something more than standard ceramic tiles or porcelain tiles, many of the best tile contractors in the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley can work with nearly any material you desire, so don't feel restricted when making your choices.

Some Tile Contractors in the San Gabriel Valley Are Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these tile contractors in the San Gabriel Valley: Nabers Stone Company, Foothill Tile, Tile Craft, JC Stone & Tile Inc, Sunny Tile, Bowen's Ceramic Tile, CV Tile Distributors. Other tile contractors in Pasadena, Pomona, El Monte and West Covina CA that might still be in business include: .

 

 

Ask These Questions of Tile Contractors in the San Gabriel Valley CA 



When it comes to tile contractors in the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley 

Take Time Choosing The Tile Contractors in the San Gabriel Valley.
Don't hire the first tile tile contractors that answer the phone. It's best to take some time to investigate several options throughout the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley, 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 the San Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley, including Pasadena, Pomona, El Monte and West Covina, you can read about these rights at the California Department of Consumer Affairs.

 

 

The Best Tile Contractors in the San Gabriel Valley Use Good Tile Brands 

The following brands are available for use by tile contractors in the San Gabriel Valley: 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 the San Gabriel Valley 

Licensing & Trade Associations for Tile in the San Gabriel Valley
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)
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 the San Gabriel Valley
Tile Magazine
Tile Dealer Magazine

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

91778, 91016, 91750, 91744, 91182, 91117, 91755, 91010, 91790, 91221, 91733, 91749, 91001, 90604, 91109, 91020, 91795, 91199, 91188, 91723, 91006, 90605, 91711, 91116, 91008, 91801, 91030, 91803, 91767, 90609, 91046, 91118, 91041, 91802, 91309, 91184, 91789, 91012, 91123, 91793, 90608, 91748, 91021, 91202, 91766, 91009, 91222, 91189, 91210, 91716, 91788, 90602, 91896, 91731, 91066, 91106, 91031, 91305, 91104, 91745, 91732, 91185, 91024, 91776, 91206, 91023, 90610, 91756, 91224, 91735, 91722, 91114, 90601, 91007, 91792, 91714, 91804, 91771, 91747, 91797, 91003, 91125, 91103, 91226, 91201, 91768, 90607, 91706, 91770, 91203, 91011, 91042, 91773, 90603, 91734, 91101, 90606, 91754, 91740, 91207, 91769, 91209, 91102, 91129, 91214, 91702, 91205, 91225, 91108, 91772, 91107, 91025, 91765, 91204, 91746, 91741, 91208, 91899, 91724, 91780, 91775, 91017, 91115, 91124, 91791, 91043, 91126, 91121, 91105, 91077 and 91110

 

 


Tile Contractors Alhambra CA

Licari-Tile Alhambra CA 91803

 

 

Tile Contractors Altadena CA

Kelsey Tile Co Altadena CA 91001

 

 

Tile Contractors City of Industry CA

Buyall Mosaic City of Industry CA 91748

Tile Craft City of Industry CA 91715

 

 

Tile Contractors Covina CA

Central Ceramic Tile Covina CA 91723

DK Tile Covina CA 91723

JJJ Ceramic Tile Covina CA 91722

Kayak Tile Covina CA 91722

Paladino Tile Covina CA 91724

 

 

Tile Contractors Duarte CA

Adriane Custom Designed Tile Duarte CA 91010

 

 

Tile Contractors El Monte CA

Jac Tile El Monte CA 91733

Southern California Tile El Monte CA 91733

Tile City El Monte CA 91732

 

 

 

Tile Contractors Glendora CA

Tile Center Glendora CA 91740

 

 

Tile Contractors La Canada Flintridge CA

Crescenta-Canada Ceramic Tile La Canada Flintridge CA 91011

 

 

Tile Contractors La Crescenta CA

Impressions in Tile La Crescenta CA 91214

Bowen's Ceramc Tile La Crescenta CA 91214

 

 

Tile Contractors La Puente CA

Custom Tile Installation La Puente CA 91746

La Puente Ceramic Tile La Puente CA 91744

All Tile for Less La Puente CA 91744

 

 

Tile Contractors Monrovia CA

CV Tile Distributors Monrovia CA 91016

 

 

Tile Contractors Monterey Park CA

Tile 99 Monterey Park CA 91755

Ying Ho Tile Monterey Park CA 91755

 

 

Tile Contractors Montrose CA

Dennis Van Dyck Tile Montrose CA 91020

 

 

Tile Contractors Pasadena CA

Aldo Spataro Tile Co Pasadena CA 91107

Foothill Tile Pasadena CA 91107

Tap N Tile Inc Pasadena CA 91107

Vinsa Tile Pasadena CA 91105

 

 

Tile Contractors Pomona CA

TMDC Tile Pomona CA 91768

AED Tile Pomona CA 91766

 

 

Tile Contractors Rosemead CA

Choice Tile Rosemead CA 91770

 

 

Tile Contractors San Dimas CA

Martin Ceramic Tile San Dimas CA 91773

 

 

Tile Contractors San Gabriel CA

Valley Tile Factory Outlet San Gabriel CA 91776

Contractor's Tile Mart San Gabriel CA 91776

 

 

Tile Contractors South El Monte CA

JC Tile Inc South El Monte CA 91733

National Tile South El Monte CA 91733

Sunny Tile South El Monte CA 91733

 

 

Tile Contractors South Pasadena CA

Mexican Tile West Inc South Pasadena CA 91030

 

 

Tile Contractors Temple City CA

Habib Tile Temple City CA 91780

Steve Forss Ceramic & Tile Installation Temple City CA 91780

 

 

Tile Contractors Walnut CA

Lou Porto Tile Contractor Walnut CA 91788

Artisan Tile Walnut CA 91789

Sorento Tile Intl Walnut CA 91789

 

 

Tile Contractors West Covina CA

Ram Rod Tile Co West Covina CA 91791