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.)


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.


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.


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