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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a tiler during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up an appointment or consultation with a tiler during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by conducting an online search for tilers in your area. Ask if the tiler can conduct a consultation through a video call instead of a traditional site visit to limit exposure. It’s also wise to confer about the current state of the pandemic and ensure that it’s safe to complete the project now. If not, discuss postponing for another time. 

What do you need to lay tile?

If you’re laying a new tile floor, you’ll likely need an assortment of tools and supplies, including (but not limited to):

  • Tile
  • Tile adhesive
  • Tile trim
  • Tile spacers
  • Underlayment
  • Sealer
  • Caulk
  • Level
  • Goggles
  • Gloves
  • Trowel
  • Carpenter’s square
  • Grout
  • Sponge
  • Tape measure
  • Etc.

If you don’t have all of the tools, equipment and skills necessary to lay tile in your home, consider hiring one of the best tile contractors in your area.

How long does it take to install backsplash?

The time it takes to install backsplash depends on the size of the area and the type of materials you’re using. But generally, it’ll take a few days to finish the project. Porcelain or ceramic tile may take less time than that, while very small glass tiles or complicated designs are likely to add time. 

Chat with the best tile specialists to find out how long it will take to install a backsplash in your home.

Does tile flooring increase home value?

Having a tile floor may increase your home’s value, but it might depend on the type of tile you install and the trends in the real estate market.

Chat with your realtor or a real estate expert to figure out what types of home repairs and remodeling projects you should tackle before you put your home on the market. It might make sense to add new tiles when renovating your kitchen or bathroom, for example. 

If you decide to include new tiling in your home remodeling project, contact the best tile installation pros near you to get free estimates.

Which is better: porcelain or ceramic tile?

Porcelain tiles are more durable and have a longer lifespan than ceramic tile. If you're installing flooring in an area with high traffic or lots of heavy furniture, porcelain tiles will look better for longer. They’re also very easy to clean and maintain. Porcelain is also very water-resistant and can hold up in places like bathrooms and rooms with jacuzzis, hot tubs, or swimming pools. 

But if the cost is your top priority, ceramic tiles are often more affordable. Ceramic tile prices start as low as $0.45 or $0.50 per square foot, and porcelain tile starts at $3 per square foot.

Can you tile over a tile backsplash?

Yes, you can tile over your existing kitchen backsplash if you want a fresh, new look. This will only work if the surface is smooth and there are no cracked or uneven backsplash tiles in the wall. If you have a few problem tiles, simply remove and reinstall them before you tile over the wall. 

In general, it’s better to start with a blank wall. However, you may save time by simply tiling over your existing tile backsplash. When in doubt, always consult a tiling professional.

How can I find out if a tiler is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To identify essential service providers during the pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website to find a list of recommendations.

A list of national recommendations can be found at CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. This service lists 16 different types of essential infrastructure sectors that are approved to continue operation during the pandemic. But note not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

What is the best tile?

There are many different types of tile to choose from, and they all have unique benefits when it comes to aesthetics, longevity, durability and safety.

Porcelain and ceramic tile are often popular in kitchens and bathrooms because they are water-resistant, making them a go-to choice for floors and backsplashes. Marble tile is also a great choice for kitchen and bathroom floors, and granite tiles are popular for countertops. 

Consult with a tile installation professional to figure out what type of tile you should install in your home.

What’s the difference between porcelain and ceramic tile?

Ceramic and porcelain are some of the more popular types of tile, but there are a few differences: 

Porcelain Tile

Ceramic Tile

More durable, have a longer lifespan

Cheaper, easier to install

Better for high-traffic areas

Recommended for interior floors, walls

Slightly more water-resistant

Softer, easier to cut

Consult with a top tile contractor near you and get free estimates on how much installing tile will cost you. 

What is the easiest backsplash to install?

Peel-and-stick tiles are the easiest backsplash to install, as they don’t require any materials or preparation work besides measuring. 

Ceramic tile, a popular choice for many homeowners, is a fairly simple installation choice for backsplash, and it comes in almost any color and pattern.

Glass tile is a bit more difficult to install than ceramic, while stone or marble tile tends to be the most expensive. 

Contact the best tiling contractors near you to determine the best type of backsplash to install in your home.

Reviews for Los Angeles kitchen tile installers
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We decided to call them because of the good reviews. We needed someone to install the tiles in our 2 bathrooms: we are remodeling our home. They convinced us that they could do everything, patching the drywall after the electrician had finished his job, installing insulation and noise reducing material, painting, installing the wood floor, assembling and mounting the bathroom cabinets, etc... They seemed at first to be working well and fast, but soon enough we started to notice lots of errors in the details that were not being taken care of. We pointed them out, yet there was always a reason to delay the solution to the many errors. The two owners, father and son both named Juan Carlos, the most expert guys, the ones we talked to, started grabbing other jobs, and after a while not coming anymore, they brought other workers in the morning and they came back just to pick them up in the afternoon. We where starting to be a little bit nervous watching that nothing seemed to be finished well, many details where wrong: the paste was not sanded properly and the painted wall is now filled with lines and little holes; the switches and plugs holes are too wide and in certain parts they show holes on the sides of the covers; the engineered wood floor was laid improperly and all along the walls missing floor shows next to the wood sidings that cover the length of the wall; the very expensive wide tiles we installed in the kitchen have a wavy 3d design that needs to be followed when installing the pieces, well they messed up 6 pieces that ruin the overall effect; the tiles in the bathrooms have unevenly applied grout and silicon therefore water will eventually got through the cracks; the sliding doors we installed in the walk in closets are wound too tight therefore they now have deep scratches along the face of the doors provoked every time the doors slide. Our bathroom vanities’ structure and granite were installed by the manufacturer two months ago. They agreed to assemble and install the drawers; well, they did, but instead of using the provided right screws, they used the ones for installing the dry wall (because it was easier and they would chop them if too long – they argued after the fact) the result… all of our vanities are ruined and filled with holes. Since they didn’t follow instruction manual and couldn’t get the drawers to get into position they bent with pliers all what was in their way on the drawer’s tracks, destroying the tracks themselves, obviously. When our plumber had to install the modern wall hanging toilets, the tiles cracked under pressure. Therefore he agreed to pay for the repairs: buying and installing new tiles and since he worried about the pressure the toilet would make on the tiles and the drywall, he requested a cement wall behind it. This much we instructed Juan Carlos to do, then they put the tiles above the cement. Although it seems too absurd to be believed, Juan Carlos well knowing the problem, he didn’t put a full covering of thin set to stick the tiles on the wall, instead he put six patties of it to enable him an easier install. The problem is that the space between the tiles and the cement is mostly empty and there is a half inch gap between the back of the tiles and the cement. Guess what happened when the toilet was installed a second time? When we told them about what they did and all of the other errors, pointing out that certain amongst their crew were not competent to do certain jobs, instead of taking their responsibilities and trying to fix the problems they created was, they got offended, took their tools and by the way also some of our equipment and left the home in a chaos. My husband and I spent the week end ordering and cleaning and to our dismay we uncovered cigarette butts, food remnants everywhere, cans and bottles and salsa splattered on our white tables, covered by plastic mind you, but underneath on the actual table salsa smears!! I guess they wanted to eat properly so they took confortable seating in our Knoll table and seats by taking out the plastic and then covering it again. We wrote to them the next day complaining, and they agreed to show up on the following Monday, 3 days later. There was a long explanation on both parts, they agreed that they would buy new cabinets and new granite if needed, that they would take care of everything and pay for it where necessary. The next day they showed up, they brought the same “destroyer” to take care of the drawers, although we had specifically said we did not want him in our house; Other workers: our plumber, our electrician were witnesses to how I let them work until he started hammering again the cabinets because he couldn’t figure it out, then I calmly explained to him how it should be done. At that point Juan Carlos stormed in again, said he couldn’t stand this crazy woman telling them what to do and that I should occupy myself with cooking and ironing, which are proper women activities! Then he grabbed again his equipment, stormed out with his workers and have never heard from him again. He owes us money for services not rendered, but for which he got an advance deposit. He owes us money for the damages they have done. He owes us money for the deposit for the glass shower panels we ordered through him and he never delivered. They couldn’t stand that a woman could tell them what to do, they are macho latinos that don’t really know how to do things the right way, they improvise. By the way, both my husband and I are latinos, of Mexican origins. Now there is a liking in our kitchen, the master bathroom is on top of it, we took away the hard board and we found out that the shower drain pipe is all burned! They burned it when they did the hot mop! Now we have to re do all the shower again! Brake all the tiles, re do the hot mop all the plumbing and put new tiles all over again! This happen just today, they don’t even know what we are going through now and probably they don’t care. I wouldn’t recommend them, never. We can’t really understand the great reviews they have, maybe their friends wrote them. Believe me it will be your worst nightmare.
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