A good contractor for tile?

tile backsplashLaura emails:

I am planning on selecting and installing a custom backsplash in my kitchen this spring. Can the readers suggest a company or a contractor we should consider working with?

It's been a while since we've had a kitchen/bathroom contractor question.

So, got a company to suggest? Please share. Non-redeemable bonus points for a quick sentence about why you're suggesting that company.

(And we're guessing someone might suggest Laura try doing it herself -- which is great, but please include where/how Laura might get some help in learning how to do so.)

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I can't suggest a contractor, but I would check out Albany Tile (on N Pearl) or Best Tile (on Route 5 in Niskayuna). Both companies have been around for a long time--we used Albany tile when we purchased the field tile for our bathroom project and they were very knowledgeable and helpful. They may be able to recommend a contractor, too,

Purchase your tile at either Best Tile or Albany Tile. Have Altamont Tile do the install. In business for over 50 years.

http://www.altamonttileco.com/index.html

We had Greg Mueller tile our entire upstairs and downstairs bathrooms at our old house... it was a fairly big job and they did a great job.

We found him on Angie's list because he had a great rating on there. I especially liked him because I had a lot of questions and he was very patient and answered them all. He just works with his son and his prices are really reasonable.

His # is 673-2507... highly recommend his work.

I know quite a few people who have been happy with Best Tile. As far as contractors DIY! Tiling is surprisingly quick, easy, and very rewarding. Just make sure that you buy or rent a tile saw as it makes all the difference.

I'm not sure if you have to purchase from them to use their contractor, but I must recommend Gentile's Flooring on Central Ave. And don't be fooled by the "flooring" in the name! Thomas not only installed our kitchen, bathroom and entry tile floors but a gorgeous backsplash in the kitchen. He was able to work around our schedule and did a wonderful job.

http://www.flooring-professionals.com/profiles/gentiles-floor-center/

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