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We only provide free remote consultations. In order to save the customer’s time, we don’t provide on site estimates.
At our company, we understand that it is not always possible for our customers to meet with us in person to discuss their tiling projects. That’s why we offer the option of remotely done estimates for our customers’ convenience.
To request a remotely done estimate, simply provide us with detailed information about your project, including the type and size of tiles to be used, the layout and design of the tiles, the condition of the surfaces to be tiled, and any other relevant details. You can also send us photos or videos of the project area to help us get a better understanding of the scope and complexity of the work.
Once we have all of the necessary information, our team of experienced tiling professionals will use it to create a detailed estimate that includes the cost of labor, and any other expenses associated with the project. Our estimate will also include a timeline for completion and any additional services that may be required, such as cleaning or sealing the tiles after they are installed.
Remotely done estimates are a convenient option for our customers, and we strive to provide fast, accurate quotes that allow our customers to make informed decisions about their tiling projects. However, we also recognize that remotely done estimates may not always be as accurate as estimates done on site. If you have any concerns about the accuracy of your remotely done estimate, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for further assistance.
Our price always vary depending on the size, number or outlets, design, type of tile and replacement of the old backsplash.
The cost to install a backsplash can vary significantly depending on a number of factors, including the type and size of tiles used, the complexity of the design, the condition of the surfaces to be tiled, and the location of the project. In general, you can expect to pay anywhere from $10 to $40 per square foot for backsplash installation, with an average cost of around $25 per square foot.
Some of the factors that can influence the cost of backsplash installation include:
Type of tiles: Different types of tiles, such as ceramic, stone, or glass, can vary in price. More expensive tiles will typically cost more to install.
Size of tiles: Larger tiles may require fewer grout lines, which can reduce the overall cost of installation.
Design complexity: A simple backsplash with straight edges and a straightforward layout may be less expensive to install than one with a more complex design or irregular shapes.
Condition of surfaces: If the surfaces to be tiled are in good condition and do not require any additional preparation, the cost of installation may be lower. If the surfaces are uneven or in poor condition, additional work may be needed, which can increase the overall cost.
Location of project: The cost of labor can vary depending on the location of the project. In general, backsplash installation may be more expensive in urban areas or regions with a high cost of living.
It is important to keep in mind that these estimates are general and that the actual cost of your backsplash installation may be higher or lower depending on your specific project. It is always a good idea to get multiple estimates from different contractors to get a better idea of the costs involved.
For more information you can read our guide about tile installation cost.
- Tile- buy 10% extra
- Thinset (adhesive)
- Sealer- if you have stone tile
Once we agree on price we email to you an invoice and take a deposit. A guaranteed place on our schedule is only ensured after the deposit is received.
We also install tile for floors, bathroom walls, fireplaces, and any other locations in your home.
At SAVU LLC we accept check, cash, Venmo, Cash App and Zelle.
Yes, you can use your credit card as a form of payment through Venmo or Cash App.
While we bring our own tools, we do not supply materials. This allows the customer to get an adequate feel for what they are purchasing. Too often does the product look differently when online versus in store, leading to an unsatisfactory result for the customer. While it may be overwhelming buying materials, we provide guidance as to which exact items to purchase, as well as the right store those items could be found.
We do not endorse any tile store but you can buy from any local supplier like Home Depot, Lowe’s, Tile Shop, Floor and Decor or anywhere you like.
We do not endorse any tile store but you can buy from any local supplier like Home Depot, Lowe’s, Tile Shop, Floor and Decor or anywhere you like.
1. We like to know more about your project.
2. Give you an estimate based on your specific project.
3. Sign an agreement.
4. Take a deposit.
5. Working hard on your project.
6. We ensure complete customer satisfaction.
For small projects you can schedule few days in advance, for big ones we recommend a few weeks or months in advance, as there are many factors to consider/organize. Anytime we have a request to be on our schedule we will take a deposit (10% of the total cost) if it is more then a week in advance. This ensures commitment from both parties, and guarantees you are on the schedule.
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The average labor costs to install tile in NH or MA ranges from $5 to $9 per square foot. It is from $7 to $14 per square foot when adding subfloor. Your price depends on the size and type of tiles installed.
The labor costs for tile installation in NH or MA ranges from $7 to $16 per square foot depending on the tile material, pattern and project location.
It is generally cheaper to lay larger tiles than smaller tiles because larger tiles require fewer grout lines, which can reduce the overall cost of installation. Larger tiles also tend to be easier to install than smaller tiles, which can save time and labor costs.
However, it is important to keep in mind that the size of the tiles is just one factor that can influence the cost of a tiling project. The overall cost will also depend on the type of tiles used, the complexity of the design, the condition of the surfaces to be tiled, and the location of the project.
In addition, it is worth considering the aesthetic and practical benefits of different tile sizes when making your decision. Smaller tiles may be more suitable for certain design styles or applications, and they may be easier to cut and fit around obstacles or in tight spaces. On the other hand, larger tiles can create a more modern, cohesive look and may be more durable and easier to maintain in some situations.
Ultimately, the best tile size for your project will depend on your specific needs and preferences. It is always a good idea to consult with a tiling professional or do some research to determine the most suitable and cost-effective option for your project.
A person who installs tile is typically called a tiling contractor or a tile setter. These professionals are skilled in the art of installing tiles for a variety of applications, including floors, walls, backsplashes, and countertops.
Tiling contractors typically have a strong understanding of the different types of tiles and their properties, as well as the techniques and tools required to cut and install them. They are responsible for preparing the surfaces to be tiled, selecting and laying out the tiles, and applying grout and other finishes as needed. They may also be responsible for cleaning and sealing the tiles after installation to protect them and enhance their appearance.
Tiling contractors may work on a wide range of projects, from small residential renovations to large commercial projects. They may work with a variety of tiles, including ceramic, stone, glass, and other materials, and may specialize in certain types of installations or applications.
If you are in need of tile installation services, it is important to choose a qualified and experienced tiling contractor to ensure that the work is done correctly and to your satisfaction. Look for contractors who have a good reputation and a track record of successfully completing similar projects. It is also a good idea to get multiple estimates and references before making a decision.
Plumbers are skilled in the installation and repair of pipes, fixtures, and other plumbing systems. While some plumbers may have some experience or training in tiling, it is not typically considered part of their main area of expertise.
Installing tile requires specific knowledge and skills that are not typically part of a plumber’s training or job duties. Tiling contractors are specifically trained in the art of installing tile and have a deep understanding of the different types of tile, their properties, and the techniques and tools required to cut and install them.
That being said, some plumbers may have some general knowledge of tiling or may have gained experience in tile installation through additional training or personal experience. However, if you are in need of tile installation services, it is generally best to hire a dedicated tiling contractor who has the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to complete the job to your satisfaction.
It may be necessary to remove a toilet in order to replace tile around it. This is often the case if the tiles are located on the floor under or around the toilet, or if the tiles are part of the wall behind the toilet.
To remove a toilet, the water supply to the toilet must be shut off and the toilet must be drained. The toilet is then typically disconnected from the floor and lifted out of place. Once the toilet is removed, the old tiles can be carefully removed and the new tiles can be installed in their place.
It is important to note that removing and replacing a toilet can be a complex and potentially hazardous task that requires specialized knowledge and skills. If you are not comfortable or experienced in this type of work, it is best to hire a professional plumber or tiling contractor to handle the job.
Depending on the specific circumstances, it may be possible to replace tile around a toilet without removing it. This may involve removing the toilet tank from the bowl and working around the base of the toilet, or it may involve installing the new tile over the old ones in a process called “re-tiling.” However, these approaches may not always be practical or effective, and it may be necessary to remove the toilet in order to fully access and replace the tile.
There are several ways you can potentially reduce the cost of tiling a surface:
Choose less expensive tiles: There are many different types of tile available, and the cost can vary significantly depending on the material, size, and design. Choosing less expensive tiles can help to reduce the overall cost of the project.
Consider re-tiling: If you are only looking to update the appearance of your tile, you may be able to save money by re-tiling over the existing tiles rather than completely removing and replacing them. However, this may not be possible in all cases, and it may not always produce the best results.
Do some of the work yourself: If you are handy and comfortable with basic home improvement tasks, you may be able to save money by doing some of the work yourself. For example, you could remove the old tiles, prepare the surfaces, or mix and apply the grout yourself, while leaving the actual installation of the tiles to a professional.
Get multiple estimates: It is a good idea to get estimates from multiple tiling contractors to see what the going rates are for the work you need done. This will give you a better idea of the costs involved and help you to identify any potential savings.
Negotiate with the contractor: Once you have a good understanding of the costs involved, you may be able to negotiate with the contractor to find ways to reduce the price. This could involve compromising on some aspects of the project, such as the type or size of tiles used, or finding ways to streamline the process to save time and money.
It is important to keep in mind that the cost of a tiling project can vary significantly depending on the specific circumstances and the quality of the materials and workmanship. While it is always a good idea to try to reduce costs where possible, it is also important to ensure that the project is done to a high standard and that the tiles are installed correctly and safely.
Proper care and maintenance of your tiles is essential to ensuring their longevity. We recommend regular cleaning with a pH-neutral cleaner and sealing the tiles every 1-3 years, depending on the type of tile and the level of use.
Yes, we offer tile installation of electric heated flooring systems. These systems can provide added comfort and warmth to your space, and can be especially useful in cold climates or in rooms with tile floors. You will just need an electrician to connect the wire system.
Yes, at SAVU LLC we offer tile installation for high-traffic areas, including ceramic and porcelain tiles with a high PEI (Porcelain Enamel Institute) rating. These tiles are more durable and resistant to wear and tear, making them ideal for use in areas of your home with heavy foot traffic.
Yes, we are skilled in the installation of tiles on walls as well as floors. Wall tiles are a great way to add character and interest to a room, and can be used in a variety of spaces including kitchens, bathrooms, and living areas.
Yes, we offer installation of backsplashes and accent tiles to add a unique touch to your kitchen or bathroom. Backsplashes can protect your walls from water damage and stains, and can be used to complement the countertops and cabinetry in your space. Accent tiles can be used to add a pop of color or pattern to a room, and can be incorporated into a backsplash or used as a standalone feature.
In some cases, it may be possible to install tiles on an existing fireplace. However, it is important to first assess the condition of the fireplace and ensure that it is suitable for tiling. Our team can help you determine if your fireplace is suitable for tiling and recommend any necessary preparations.
To maintain your bathroom tiles, it is important to regularly dust and sweep the area to remove any debris. You can also use a mild cleaner and a soft cloth to gently wipe down the tiles. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or scrubbers, as these can damage the tiles.
We hope this page has been helpful in answering your questions about our tile installation services. If you have any additional questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.