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San Diego Affordable Tile Installers

Browse these affordable tile installation services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Diego.

  • 24 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Robin W.
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We recently bought an older fixer upper and Jose has helped us with several jobs. He removed popcorn ceiling, texturized, put in new drywall and pot lights, did painting, installed floor tile, and is now tiling my new shower. He has a lot of overall construction experience and brings important knowledge to the job. His work has been quality and looks really nice. His pricing is very competitive and he is responsive and easy to work with. We had a few last minute delays on our end getting materials and he kindly rescheduled several times. We are going to work with him on some outside hardscape and fencing as well. We highly recommend Jose and his team. (I will add some photos soon)

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David McArthur
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laszlo B.
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David McArthur is reliable, responsive and professional. He provides a very reasonable price for tile installation. He and his helper did a great job and they were very friendly and completed the work in time as promised. My front patio now looks exactly as I hoped (see photo)! I would highly recommend him to anyone and we will continue to hire him for more projects around our house.

  • 14 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
William C.
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Bathroom and living room remodeling work done by Contemporary Design Builders. They have really good architects, craftsmen, concrete, tile installation workers and so on. I recommended them to my neighbors.

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Capito Contracting
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David L.
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I highly recommend Capito Contracting. Mike and his team take tremendous pride in their work and treat the job as if they are working on their own home. They demo'd and installed tile flooring throughout my home, remodeled my bathrooms, refaced my fireplace and installed baseboards. I look forward to future projects with Mike and his crew.

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Praetorian Construction
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marty W.
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Sean has done a number of different jobs for me, and they've all been great. He has remodeled a bathroom, taken the "cottage cheese" off of a ceiling and then finished the room, installed patterned tile on the kitchen wall as well as installing tile floors. He has also done extra odd jobs, just to help out, like with the sprinkler system and adding safety grab bars in a bathroom. He takes pride in his work and is very capable.

  • 10 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Janine K.
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Excellent customer service. I liked everything but the way the cabinets looked after the installation of the dishwasher it just didn't look professional. Everything else I liked.

Dennis
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Camille P.
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Dennis is great! I hired him to install some tile in our kitchen where a previous homeowner had removed the backsplash to put in a window, but never finished the job. He was quick to respond, gave a reasonable quote, gave me some suggestions about where to look for tile to match the rest of the kitchen, and even tried to find the tile himself. Once I found/ordered the tile, he made himself available on a Saturday to install it. He showed up on time, did an excellent job, finished in just a few hours, and cleaned up afterward. I hope to use him again when we remodel our bathroom.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy D.
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Alex just completed a gorgeous tile shower surround in my vintage home, and it is even more beautiful than I imagined! From the planning stages to the final sealing and buffing, Alex was a true pleasure to work with. His commitment to his craft is unparalleled; he has amazing artistic vision, unwavering integrity, and always strives for perfection. My house is almost 90 years-old, and many craftspeople (plumbers, etc.) can't get out of here fast enough; in contrast, Alex was confident he could do the job and showed an admirable willingness to maintain its historical character and charm. I can't emphasize how much I appreciated his approach and care! Because of its age, my shower created a special challenge: nothing is level or square. Alex was determined to make it right: he had to do lots of extra preparation, and he had to cut nearly every tile specially. His idea for a custom niche is stunning and was executed meticulously. The overall result is a work of art! In addition to the high quality of his work, Alex is incredibly hard working and honest. Another bonus is how neatly and cleanly he works; unlike some craftsmen who leave behind a mess, from demo to completion, Alex was respectful of my space and always left it looking as spotless as possible. On top of everything, Alex is an incredibly kind and thoughtful person with a great sense of humor! It was a genuine pleasure to have him in my home; he earned my complete trust, and I wouldn't even consider having anyone else install tile in my house. I can't wait to have him tile my kitchen. Alex has more than earned my very highest recommendation!

The HandyMaster
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Tracy M.
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James did tile work for us in our laundry room and kitchen. He stripped the current back splashes and replaced them with glass tile. The project turned out exactly how we had hoped! James was professional and pleasant, clean and thorough. We highly recommend hiring him!

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Demello Contract Services
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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Laura L.
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Daniel did an awesome job painting my bathroom, changing out outlet/switches, replacing doorknob and installing towel racks. He kept in touch with me and let me know when he was coming. I so appreciate Daniel completing the job so quickly and leaving the bathroom cleaner than he found it.

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Rios Custom Carpentry
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Richard C.
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Rick Rios installed about 100 sq ft of hardwood flooring so as to match up with existing hardwood. Very happy with results. Rios' subcontractor who did tile work at the same time also did excellent work.

Joe's Tile Pros
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley S.
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We could not be happier with the service and experience from Joe and his crew! They installed our wood tile quickly and with great care. Not only did they do a great job, they were fast and the price was competitive. Our floor is beautiful, you can't go wrong with Joe's!!

Lindstrom Construction
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Tim J.
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Remodeled my mom's kitchen after a water leak disaster. Fast, friendly, efficient, prompt service. Great end product. Demo'd old cabinets, drywall, insulation, flooring, subfloor, plumbing, did mold abatement, then replaced all. Also installed beautiful new tile backsplash. Looks great!

AM Home Remodeling
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
May S.
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We redid our master bath and flooring in the entry way and kitchen/dining room. In the bath we removed a tub and extended the shower. In the entry way and kitchen/dining room the existing tile was removed and new flooring installed. Anselmo and his team were very professional and completed the job in a timely manner. Everything turned out beautifully and we love it!

TPG Flooring
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Carlos D.
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Francisco was very patient as we took our time in selecting the flooring that would best match our home. After the selection we set a date and he and his crew were on time to begin the prepping and installation. They were very detailed, down to the area behind the door jambs and under appliances where few people ever look at. We constantly receive compliments on our kitchen, pantry, dining and laundry areas. Thank you TPG for a great job.

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Vargas & Associates
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff C.
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I would highly recommend Pedro. I hired him to install a new backsplash (and remove/demo the existing) and re-frame the kitchen window. He was even able to save some of the granite strip for the window sill. He also came back on a Saturday to do some final touch-ups. I have attached some photos so you can see the quality of his work. He also charges a very reasonable rate. I would not hesitate to hire Pedro again (and probably will)!

Bluewater Tile
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jon B.
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Bluewater did a great job installing tile in my ground floor laundry room and bathroom. Our tile had a pattern that need to be precisely lined up and they did a excellent job.

Tile & Stone Workz
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick M.
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I am very happy with the outcome of the tile installation in our bathroom. Although this was a smaller job, the attention to detail was great. I highly recommend Tile & Stone Workz for any of your tile installation needs.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Carvill V.
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What as nice man to work with and the quality was excellent. Very happy. Will work with him in the future. Had a porcelain tile floor laid in my kitchen before the cabinets went in. Very handsome floor. Thanks, George!!

LVI CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Niki A.
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We hired Nick Sinyuk as our contractor for a complete kitchen remodel. We chose Nick based on his high Thumbtack ratings, as well as both his (low) estimates for cost and time completion of 2 weeks. While the job took him 4 weeks rather than 2, he worked very hard to build a beautiful kitchen that has received glowing reviews all-around. He cut no corners, used quality materials, and sought our input on every decision and detail. He rebuilt our kitchen from scratch -- this included: installation of a new wood floor that is immaculate, built a dreamy custom island, refinished our ceiling, and built an entire kitchen cabinet and counter area that maximized our space and storage. Our kitchen is a dream -- it is truly a chef's designer kitchen. We would hire Nick again based on his skilled craftsmanship, pricing, and timely work.

Snosrap Enterprises, Inc.
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cassandra S.
Verified review

Tyrone with Snosrap Enterprises installed the flooring, countertops, and backsplash in my kitchen - and I could not be happier! I am quite a perfectionist when it comes to my home, and even from the window ledge to the wall of the backsplash, the tile lines match perfectly from corner to corner. He told me quality was their number one, and they delivered. It is hard to find contractors who pay more attention to quality than a quick buck nowadays.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to get tiling done?

You can install tiling on your floors, walls, counters, kitchen backsplash, outdoor patio and shower — to name a few places. Tile is beautiful, easy to clean, durable, and resilient against kids and pets. The national average for tile installation cost ranges between $490 and $750. Often, tile installation specialists quote a price per square foot for installation. Costs can increase if you want the pro to supply the tile instead of ordering it yourself. Other factors that can increase cost include specialized installation with a unique design that will require more labor to install.

Prep work will also affect tile installation costs. Demolition of the existing floor, counter or backsplash takes time and energy that will be reflected in the price. Necessary repairs, such as a sub-floor that needs bolstering before tile flooring can be installed, will also increase costs. For tile showers, one example of tile installation cost may be approximately $25 per square foot including all materials and labor. Average tile installation costs for backsplashes may run anywhere from $10 to $40, depending on the materials selected and the amount of labor required. The larger the area where tile is being installed, the lower the price per square foot will likely be. For example, a flooring pro may charge approximately $3.50 per square foot for wood-look tile installation in an area ranging between 6 feet by 24 feet and 8 feet by 48 feet.

How much does it cost to tile a shower?

The cost of tiling a shower depends on two main factors: the size of the shower and the quality of the tiles. In general, most professional tilers charge an average of $25 per square foot of tiled area and the national average cost for a tile installation project is $490-$750. The tiles themselves are the greatest variable; the cost depends on their size, shape, pattern and manufacturer. For example, tile purchased at a volume discount from a big-box store cost far less than tiles made in small batches by an artisan ceramics shop. Prices can range from as little as $1 to $50 or more per square foot of tile. Other factors that will drive up the total tile installation cost are grout and mortar, speciality tiles like bullnose caps or soap holders, and surface prep materials, especially if drywall needs to be replaced before the tile can be installed. Many tile installers will also remove and haul away any old materials from an existing shower installation.  

How much does it cost to tile a bathroom?

Tile installation costs are a key part of your bathroom remodel costs. The tile you select (which can range from under $2 per square foot to $50 per square foot or more), the demolition and repair work required prior to installation, and the size of the job will all affect cost. You can install tile in the shower, on the counters, on the wall or on the floor. The national average for tile installation cost ranges between $490 and $750. Bathroom tile is easy to clean and durable for daily life. Here are some examples of average bathroom tile installation costs:

  • Tile installation at $25 per square foot of tiled bathroom area.
    • A standard tub and shower combo requires tiles for approximately 60 inches of length. Calculate wall height and add 30 to 36 inches of tub width for the walls at the head and foot of the tub. If the tile walls are 6 feet to 8 feet high, in this example, the tile installation costs would run about $2,000. Price includes materials.
  • Tile installation on a 3-foot by 5-foot regular tub and shower walls with an 8-foot ceiling: $1,450. Price includes materials.
  • Tile installation on a 3-foot by 5-foot regular tub and shower walls with a 10-foot ceiling: $1,650. Price includes materials.

For more on how to remodel a bathroom and bathroom tiling check out The Complete Thumbtack Bathroom Remodel Guide.

How much does it cost to install a ceramic tile floor?

Tile installation costs for ceramic floors depend on the type of tile you select. You can purchase tile that sells for under $2 per square foot or tile that costs $50 per square foot — or more for artisanal and hand-painted tiles. The cost of labor to install a tile floor will also depend on the tile you select. It is far less labor-intensive to install a white 12-inch by 12-inch square tile than a 2-inch by 2-inch hexagonal tile with a distinct pattern. That extra time and energy equates to a higher per-square-foot installation cost. For example, a flooring pro may charge approximately $3.50 per square foot for labor to install wood-look tile in an area ranging between 6 feet by 24 feet and 8 feet by 48 feet. That same pro may charge $6 or more per square foot for a more intricate pattern, or a smaller space. Some installers may charge a minimum day rate for ceramic tile floor installation, such as $340 minimum per day, to cover business expenses and employee wages. If you’re looking to reduce costs, removing your existing flooring and handling any repairs needed can help eliminate prep work costs. Prep work may be charged per hour and could cost anywhere from $25 to $80 per hour or more, depending on the region and the type of repair work necessary.

How much does it cost to install tiles in a kitchen?

One of the most common kitchen upgrades is installing decorative backsplash tiles in the space between the counters and cabinets. It’s a chance for homeowners to get creative while also protecting the kitchen walls from splashes and stains. Like all tiling projects, kitchen tile project costs depend on the tiles you choose, installation materials such as grout and mortar, and any surface materials, like replacement backer board. The national average for a tiled kitchen backsplash is $490-$750. In general, pricing averages $10-$40 per square foot for installation, not including tile. Some professional tile installers have a minimum day rate for small projects, which averages $350.

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