What does it take to be a tileman (or woman) in California?
This is the CSLB's definition of the classification:
A ceramic and mosaic tile contractor prepares surfaces as necessary and installs glazed wall, ceramic, mosaic, quarry, paver, faience, glass mosaic and stone tiles; thin tile that resembles full brick, natural or simulated stone slabs for bathtubs, showers and horizontal surfaces inside of buildings, or any tile units set in the traditional or innovative tile methods, excluding hollow or structural partition tile.
Authority cited: Sections 7008 and 7059, Reference: Sections 7058 and 7059 (Business and Professions Code)
In order to get this license, the company must apply with the state and pay all related application fees (at the time of this article, this came to $450), get a contractor license bond, pass a background check through Live Scan, have references to confirm the experience listed on the application, and pass a rigorous exam that includes two specific elements: Law and Business, and classification-specific questions. Have you checked your tile setters credentials?
J3 Services has been in the tile and stone business for 10 years. Our hands-on experience in some of the most beautiful homes in San Diego County have honed our senses and sharpened our eye for detail in a way that is hard to find. We take pride in our craftsmanship and strive to achieve the highest customer satisfaction from every customer, every time.
Did you know that the CSLB website also gives you the ability to check any contractor's license status, at any time?
Here's J3 Service's license status, as of this very minute!