Our Practices ...
When it comes to installing your tile, we believe that what you can't see is just as important as what you can.
Of course you want your tile or stone installation to look beautiful, but you also want it to stand the test of time. It is important to use the proper type of material for the application, as well as the correct installation methods and the right tools.
We use the "float method" to prepare your shower or tub surround for tile rather than using cement tile board. This method is more labor intensive, but it is the superior method for these applications as it provides a flat, level, and extremely sturdy base for tile or stone installations. A moisture barrier is first installed over the studs and shower pans are hot-mopped for waterproofing. Metal lath is then attached to the walls to support the cement that is "floated" on in two coats, a scratch coat and a finish coat. While cement tile board is a fine product and works well for certain applications, we don't believe it it is the best method for preparing showers and tub surrounds for tile and that's why we don't use it. Cement board is the cheaper and easier option, but we don't cut corners when it comes to providing our customers with a high-quality installation that will remain beautiful for many years.
Large format and long plank-style tiles have become increasingly popular in recent years for both flooring and wall applications. Installation of these large tiles is more difficult and can present challenges for even the most skilled and experienced tile setter. When installing these large format tiles, we can employ the use of the high-quality MLT leveling system to minimize lippage and ensure the flattest installation possible. Again, this is a more labor intensive practice, but it produces a superior installation.
You have invested considerable time and money in selecting the perfect tile or stone for your home and it is important to protect your investment with a qualified installation company. We are knowledgeable and experienced in the correct and proper methods of installing all types of tile and stone products, which enables us to provide you with a high-quality installation that not only looks beautiful, but functions beautifully as well.
We warrant our tile and stone installations to be free from defects in workmanship for a period of one year from date of installation. A full copy of our limited installation warranty is available upon request.
About Our Company
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I am a licensed tile contractor and have been in the construction and tile business locally for more than 30 years. I started out by working in a tile store where I began learning about the various tile and stone products and their characteristics. Soon after, I became an apprentice to a European-trained masonry and tile contractor, advancing to the journeyman level and perfecting my craft on the kitchens, bathrooms, and floors of the housing tracts that were springing up all over Orange County. I obtained many additional years of experience creating custom tile and stone installations in homes and businesses throughout the area.
I am a working contractor which means that I am personally involved with the installation of your project from start to finish. I pride myself on an extremely low incidence of call-backs for installation related issues.
Kevin Galvin, Proprietor ...
When you choose Kevin Galvin Tile and Marble to install your tile or stone products, you know that your job will be done the right way, without cutting corners. We offer exceptional customer service and a superior installation that will add beauty and value to your home and provide years of enjoyment. Whether you envision updating your home with a beautiful expanse of easy-to-care-for porcelain flooring or revitalizing a tired and dated Master Bath by creating a luxurious spa-like retreat, we work with you to help you realize your vision and bring it to life!
When necessary, we can assist you with the coordination of other services that may be needed for your project, including plumbing and hot-mopping, by arranging for those services or by providing referrals to our trusted circle of reliable licensed professionals. Our long-standing established relationships with these other well-qualified individuals allows us to complete your project quickly and efficiently.
In addition to working directly with Homeowners, we provide tile installation services to some of the best General Contractors in the area. They call on us again and again because they know that we will deliver a top-notch installation on every project and that we can be relied upon to stand behind our work. As a Homeowner, you can be assured of the same commitment to quality and customer service.
We are a licensed, bonded, and fully-insured tile and stone installation company serving Orange County since 1997. Since our inception, we have provided quality installations at competitive prices to hundreds of homes and commercial properties throughout Orange County. We have extensive experience with all types of tile and stone applications and always give 100% on every project to provide our customers with the best installation possible.
California Contractor License #739903
Why Choose Us ...