· Check out past work: Ask the contractor for references and ask for a portfolio of past jobs. Look at current and past jobs so you can see how the tile has held up over the years.
· If you don't want to replace your tile: Often times, people think that if one tile is broken they must replace the entire job. If you have extra tiles, or can find the same tile, most tile professional can replace a single tile and save you a lot of time and money. If you can't stand the way your existing tile looks but you don't want to replace it, you can clean or change the grout color - it's an easy way to revamp the look of your tile.