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Tile Floors | Professional or DIY? How to Choose

One of the most important decisions you'll make about your tile flooring is choosing the right flooring installer. Depending on the complexity of your installation, you may need a professional installer who specializes in creating patterns and designs as opposed to one who concentrates in basic tile installation. Simple tile flooring designs may be appropriate for a Do–It–Yourself project.® can guide through all of the factors you'll want to consider when deciding to hire a pro or Do–it–Yourself.

Professional Installation's

If you prefer to have a professional install your tile flooring, is always available to help you locate a certified pro in your area. Just use our Find It Locally search directory, which you can open from every page of our website. Just type in your zip code, and the search directory will provide you with localized listings. It's that simple.

You'll notice listings in our directory that have the Certified Seal. The seal is your assurance that a professional flooring installer is properly licensed to do flooring projects. While the listings are accurate when published, we still advise you to verify the licensing of any installer you wish to hire.

Want your tile floors installed in an eco-friendly manner? can help you sort through your green installation options, as well as locate the right floor installer for the job.

Ask the Installer is another tool that will help you select the best professional for your flooring project. This list of questions is part of our Tile Buying Guide and covers all aspects of flooring installation; use Ask the Installer to learn how a potential installer might handle your new floor from start to finish. Being armed with the right questions goes a long way in getting the right answers, and the right results.

Do It Yourself

Are you planning to give your tile floor that personal touch? Our DIY Tile Installation Guide is just what you need to make your flooring project a success. We've collected a wealth of information from flooring installation professionals and put their knowledge in a step by step instruction format for your convenience. wants to help you tackle your flooring project without tackling the problems do it yourself installers sometimes face.


Did you know tile floors date back to Ancient Greece and Rome? Learn more in our History of Tile section.