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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.  

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. 

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.

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 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. 

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.

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. 

Reviews for Sacramento tile installers
Aminah F.
MG did a great job installing my tile. Quick booking and high quality work. I would recommend!
MG tileMG tile
Kabella M.
I had my two upstairs bathroom floors tile installed today and I can say they look amazing! We are thankful for the Livers' team to come in on-time and complete the job decently and orderly. I highly recommend Livers Tile !!!!
Livers Tile and GroutLivers Tile and Grout
Bruce C.
The reason for this review is not for quality of work, but regarding professionalism. I contacted Jorge for an estimate for tile install for a small bathroom for a rental property. He arrived unprepared and did not take any measurements or provide any itemized details on the estimate, but I still paid him a deposit. A day before install he calls me and tells me that he "under bidded" the job. We ended up rescheduling a few weeks out after I agreed to pay his full asking price. Then he calls me to tell me that he over booked his schedule and was no longer able to do the job. He refunded my deposit and gave me a referral to an unlicensed tile installer. This is completely unacceptable. This project was time sensitive and now I have to look for another tile installer and many are booked out weeks or months out. Tile Touch aka Jorge the owner needs to learn to be more professional and accurate when taking estimate and with scheduling jobs. Hire at your own risk and have back up tile installers in case he "changes his mind" on you like he did me.
Tile TouchTile Touch
Kristina K.
Amazing bathroom makeover! So glad that we found Livers to tile our bathroom shower/tub, floor and wainscoting. When we were shopping around for bids, Bradly impressed me with his extensive knowledge, fair pricing, and willingness to go beyond tile installation to make our bathroom remodel possible. Some tile contractors weren't comfortable replacing valves/reinstalling a toilet, moving an outlet, or installing a vanity (or their bid did not seem very reasonable). It was so much easier to have one contractor who could do it all. Bradly and crew were very conscientious and meticulous in their work. We're very pleased with the result and would definitely hire Livers again!
Livers Tile and GroutLivers Tile and Grout
Sarah K.
I cannot recommend Livers Tile enough. They did absolutely gorgeous work and on a really short timeframe for us. We had vinyl and marble floors installed and a shower tiled. Brad made suggestions that made our original design even better. We’ve hired many tilers over the years and Livers really was the best. We’ll be hiring them again for future projects!
Livers Tile and GroutLivers Tile and Grout
Julie a.
We hired Victor to tear out an old bathroom floor and replace it with a new one. After speaking with Victor, we knew right away that he was very knowledgeable about tile installation. He was punctual, worked hard, he kept the work area clean, and the end result was a beautiful bathroom floor. I would not hesitate to hire him again.
Garcia Tile & StoneGarcia Tile & Stone
Melanie s.
We hired Mikhail to install a niche and add tile above our bathtub in our 1935 home in Land Park—he did impeccable work! He was extremely detailed and quick to communicate with us. It is our only bathroom and shower so we didn’t have room for error and he arrived when he said he would and finished the job more quickly than we anticipated. Mikhail and his team were super respectful of our home and left no mess behind. We are so thrilled we hired him, and he was able to use several tile pieces that broke during shipping. Would 100% recommend to anyone.
Mikhail BelovMikhail Belov
John T.
Mikhail and his team was very professional and did an outstanding job installing tiles in my bathroom and fireplace. He was responsive and the quality of his work shows. I liked that he was clean and made sure to clean up even if he was returning the next day. I've dealt with many contractors that have over promised and under delivered. Mikhail actually lives up to his word. Now that we have seen his work, we plan to hire him again for our kitchen remodel.
Mikhail BelovMikhail Belov
Rachel C.
We got a lot of quotes for the job and Greg gave us a very fair quote and was ready to start on the following Monday. He did the work himself (rather than subcontract) which I think is very important. He was trustworthy, punctual, and did a great job. Plus, he was just generally a very nice person. I’ve hired a lot of people through Thumbtack and this was my best experience. I’m so happy we found him. We’ll definitely work with him again whenever we need tile installation.
Buxton TileBuxton Tile
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