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Q & A

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. 

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. 

Does a tiler need to enter my home?

If the tiling job is located in your house, the tiler will need access to your home. The exception to this would be if the job was taking place in an outdoor area like a backyard.

If a tiler does need to enter your home, take strong precautions. Sanitize all surfaces, avoid being in the same room and conduct payment using digital platforms. Discuss a safety strategy with tilers in your area beforehand.

Can I use digital payments to pay for tile installation, replacement or repairs?

Digital payment platforms are popular in a wide range of service industries, and many tile installment, replacement and repair professionals now accept them. Common platforms include PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, Venmo, Square Cash and more. 

Start with an online search for tile companies near you. Ask them if they accept digital payments and which types you can use. Then, put a strategy together to follow social distancing guidelines.

Do tilers offer remote or virtual services?

Because tiling is a manual, in-person job, it is not typically considered a remote project. But if you come across a profile that states the tile company is offering remote services, ask them what those services include.

Can you tile over drywall?

Yes, it is possible to lay tile over drywall. If you’re looking to lay a tile backsplash in your kitchen, you can certainly do it yourself — but hiring a professional may save time. 

Before you tile over your drywall, make sure the wall has a smooth surface with no bumps or cracks. Start by using a compound to seal up any crevices, then sand the drywall and clean up the dust. Then, lay a coat of primer on the drywall to get it ready for your tile. 

How long does it take to lay tile?

Depending on the pro’s expertise, the size of the project and its complexity, the time it takes to lay the tile will vary. For some projects, it may take a few hours to lay tile while others will require several days of work. 

When planning a tiling project for your home, get free estimates from the best tile contractors near you and ask them how long it would take them to complete your job.  

Can you tile over tile floors?

Yes, you can lay tile over existing tile floors (or a backsplash). Although it’s generally best to pull up your old flooring, you can simply place tiles on top if your existing floor is in good condition.

Before you start, examine your tiles carefully for mold, cracks or unevenness. Provided none of these is an issue, you can begin laying your new tiles. 

But if this is your first time laying tile — or if you want to ensure that the job is done right — save time by hiring a tiling professional near you

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.

Reviews for Merced tiling professionals
Diana F.
Angel came to seal my new grout and tile in the kitchen, entryway, pantry, and master bathroom. He arrived promptly on time and was very quick and thorough with his task. Thanks Angel!
A&j tile & grout repairA&j tile & grout repair
Mark A.
Easy to work with. Hasan was professional and efficient. He left all work areas clean and I’m so happy with how my tiles and quartz, marble backsplash look now. He even gave me extra sealant product to use for other stone/furnitures I have coming in soon.
Diamond Tile RestorationDiamond Tile Restoration
Haley F.
This review has been 3 weeks in the making. I wish I had better things to say about this company. They are by far THE WORST company I have ever worked with. The good rating on Thumbtack really made me believe I found a reliable and affordable person to tile the backsplash in our kitchen. The first red flag should have been the fact that they stayed till 10 pm or midnight the days of the job. I just figured they wanted to get the job done for me, so I ignored how weird that was. Second red flag is that they showed up 1 or more hours late each day. The night they left when the job was “finished” there were some marker marks left all over the tile. 10 red and blue marks to be exact. Very noticeable. The woman he brought asked if we had anything to remove them. Googone, acetone, etc. I gave her the goo gone and it did not come off. He advised me to use acetone to get the marks off and if they didn’t wipe off, let him know. The next day, we tried EVERYTHING! Acetone, mineral spirits, toothpaste, dry erase markers, anything we could find on YouTube. Still no luck. I let him know that the marks were still there, and he said he would send someone out the next week. This was a Friday, he said he would sent someone on Monday. While we waited for Monday to come, we decided to put the outlet covers back on. They would not go back on. He covered the holes with the tile. (Which is something I told him the night they were there and he said “no”). I sent him a photo and he said that he would have to be the one to come out because he is the only one that can cut the tile, and that wouldn’t be till Wednesday. I agreed. Tuesday night comes and I get a message about him not being able to make it. He said a family member had covid. I totally understood. He said he could come Friday at 3:30. Friday at 3:21 roles around and he messages me telling me he can’t make it. Get this, he WAS AT THE AIRPORT AND HIS FLIGHT GOT DELAYED. He knew he wouldn’t make it well before 3:30 and he waited till 9 minutes before to message me. At this point I asked for some money back so I could hire someone else to compete the job. He denied and said he would send someone but I had to work around HIS schedule. He made all these mistakes and wanted me to work around HIS schedule. We went back and forth and he agreed to send someone the following Tuesday. Guess what? You guessed it...he messaged me saying that he was in San Jose and wouldn’t be able to make it. He told me the San Jose job was scheduled MONTHS ago but yet he still scheduled me on a day he knew he couldn’t make it. At this point I’m LIVID I told him he could either give me 50% of the cost of the job back or I would file in small claims court. That scared him cause he immediately sent someone. This is where it gets good. He made someone drive 1.5 hours to try GOOGONE😂 obviously it didn’t work because WE ALREADY TRIED THAT. So now the poor man he sent it confused. He doesn’t know what to do. He calls the owner and hands me the phone. I have no shame about this. I WENT OFF. He tried to make it seem like he did the right thing by sending someone. Sending someone with GOO GONE?? He already tried that and knew that I tried acid😂 if acid didn’t work, GOO GONE sure as heck wouldn’t. I don’t think I have ever been this mad. The guy says, “I’ll come Friday” YEAH RIGHT! I trusted this guy way to many times to come and fix his sloppy work to wait around any longer. We can’t even put our kitchen back together because outlets are missing and there are ugly red and blue marks all over the tile. The tile with the marks is a loss, it needs to be replaced. He said he would do it, but then never shows up. Needless to say I will be filing in small claims court tomorrow unless he sends me back 50% of the job cost. Obviously I can’t tell you what to do, but please don’t hire this company. They are shady, unreliable, and try to make everything everyone else’s fault. Good customer service would be to move around any schedule you have to FIX MISTAKES at a previous job or to simply show up when you say you will. To cancel 4 times is ridiculous. I have no doubt that if I would have scheduled with him again for Friday, he would have had some excuse and not shown up. He claims that he is honest, reliable, and has integrity, but I promise you...this company is the opposite of that. *also, the owner always replies to all bad reviews trying to explain how it was the reviews fault. I advise you not to do that. I have photos, videos, and screenshots of messages that are time stamped. This is no ones fault but your own. Update: the owner claims that his aunt died of COVID in his reply, however, when we first spoke about his family member dying (or being very sick) from COVID, it was his grandma. If you are going to lie, at least keep your story straight. *photo of text exchange for proof. I added a couple of photos for reference. There are about 6 more VERY noticeable red marks not pictured.
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