Tile Contractors San Diego
A Warning notice about tile contractors San Diego, directed to San Diego home owners:
Hello citizens of San Diego looking for tile contractors in San Diego, qualified tile contractors in the area? I don’t usually take time to personally post on our site, I usually just leave this up to our web master, sales department, and installation staff based on current tile contractors San Diego stories. But in recent months I have been noticing a trend so alarming that I wish to share with you a warning about not doing business with unlicensed tile contractors. Here at Tile San Diego we all know that current economic conditions have caused some home owners to look for less expensive alternatives to hiring a licensed tile contractor to complete tile installation projects around the house. Kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling can be quite expensive if you desire to have a quality finished project.
Recently we have received numerous calls from home owners concerned about the quality of the tile installation in their homes. We have been called by home owners who are angry about tile contractors in San Diego they supposedly find online on websites such as Craigslist. They then hire these presumably tile contractors, only to discover that the craftsmanship of their installation is unacceptable. We are getting calls reporting tile falling or cracking just three months after installation, tile grout lines not straight, incorrect tile layout and cuts in the tile that make the entire installation look appalling. In the past 7 months I would say a part of the residential work we are getting requesting tile installation is from clients calling about having their current tile installation completely reinstalled, partially fixed, or asking the now famous question, “Can you please come over and see what you can do, I will pay you anything, just make it look right?”.
When installing tile, you have to consider that in reality you are paying for two services. The quality of the tile, grout, and setting materials involved, and the craftsmanship involved in installing the tile. In most cases you pay for the tile upfront, and pay for the installation once it is complete. Unfortunately for most people who hire a non-licensed tile contractor, when they discover that the installation is not acceptable they don’t pay the tile installer, and the tile installer simply “disappears”. Now the tile setting materials used in the installation and the tile itself need to be removed and disposed of. Most often at a great financial expense to the home owner. This loss can sometimes be in the sum of thousands of dollars. Greatly exceeding the proposal that was accepted by the home owner as payment to the installer for his labor. It really does not make sense to try and save two to five dollars a square foot by hiring a non-licensed contractor knowing that in most cases there is no legal recourse you can take if the installation is flawed. Believe me from the stories I am receiving, it makes no sense in spending far greater in materials than you do in the installation.
For those wondering what a reasonable tile installation cost should be? Usually you know you are getting a quality tile installation at a reasonable price from a reputable tile contractor, if the amount you are spending in the installation per square foot is equal too or about 85% – 95% of the price of material involved. Of course this depends greatly in the amount of tile to be installed and the quality of the tile. You can always contact us if you have any questions concerning tile installation pricing (619)259-2290.
There is an old saying, and not to sound to cliché, but you get what you pay for. In the case of a quality tile installation, craftsmanship is key. It takes time to install tile that is aesthetically pleasing, and time is money. Of course a true tile installation craftsman knows how to balance time with productivity. In most cases a tile master will measure the amount of tile he\she is to install, divide that amount of tile by the amount he\she can install in a day, and then come to a reasonable price based on this calculation. This is how we price our tile installation projects here at TileSanDiego.com. With the help of the great team at Evolution Tile and Stone (tile contractors San Diego) we install tile that is not only pleasing to the eye, but also adds real equity to your home.
Selecting a licensed tile contractor in San Diego is your first step to creating a personal living environment that will please you for years to come. We take great pride in providing you only the best tile installation materials available. Whether you are searching for quality ceramic, porcelain, or natural stone tiles, we have brought you a large selection from only the industries leading vendors, all on one website. In our quest to bring you the best home remodeling service possible, it made sense to partner with San Diego’s leading tile contractor and offer you only the most pleasant experience when remodeling your home with new tile.
I sincerely hope you take my warning into consideration. Regardless of who you decide to hire, I implore you to use a licensed contractor, as I do not wish for you to become like one of our recent customers calling to have all their tile reinstalled and experience a great personal financial loss. Tile Contractors San Diego, they are not to hard to find, though it may be hard to separate the good one’s from the bad.