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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. 

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.

How do professionals clean tile and grout?

If you need tile and grout cleaning and don’t have the time or mobility for scrubbing your entire house on your hands and knees, it’s time to turn to the pros. Tile and grout cleaning professionals have industrial-grade machines designed for the sole task of cleaning the porous materials of grout and tile.

Typically, a cleaning pro will come out to assess the job and provide you with a quote. Often they charge per square foot (for example, 75 cents per square foot), with higher prices or an hourly rate for areas that will need hand cleaning. The national average cost for tile and grout cleaning ranges from $190 to $250.

Once onsite, the pros thoroughly clean the area by wiping or sweeping down and then vacuuming up any dry dirt. Next a chemical tile cleaner is sprayed over the surface, causing dirt to loosen and adhere to the spray; the industry term for this is “suspension.” The pros then clean the floor with professional-strength machines, which often use a combination of steam, brushes and vacuum to loosen, agitate and lift entrenched dirt. Your floor is then rinsed, removing all the spray.

Usually a small room can be cleaned in under an hour. Applying a sealant afterward is recommend and will also affect cost.

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.

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.

How can I get my grout clean?

Dirt, mildew and grime can make your grout lines look downright tragic. If you have the ability, DIY tile and grout cleaning is definitely doable. Your main obstacles are time, project size, availability of the right materials and effort. Your first step in tile and grout cleaning is making sure the surface area is cleaned of basic dirt and buildup and wiped down. Be sure not to use a bleach-based cleaning agent, which could react dangerously with the vinegar used in later steps.

Depending on the delicacy of your tile and grout, it may be wise to start with water and friction before proceeding to a cleaning solution. In the shower you can spray the area while brushing gently, or use a spray bottle filled with warm water on countertops or floors. If water won’t do the trick, try a solution of equal parts warm water and white vinegar, and repeat the gentle brushing motion. This combination should begin to lift dirt and grime from the grout. For additional tile and grout cleaning power, baking soda applied directly to grout lines and sprayed with your water vinegar solution can help suds off sticky grime. If your DIY cleaning solutions aren’t doing the trick, store-bought sprays and pastes may have more cleansing power. Rinse thoroughly after cleaning and enjoy your sparkling clean grout.

Tile and grout cleaning supplies include:

  • Old standard or electric toothbrush
  • Stiff bristle brush
  • Spray bottle
  • White vinegar
  • Commercial grout cleaner
Reviews for Sorrento Valley tiling professionals
Joshua M.
Excellent tile work.
David McArthurDavid McArthur
Shelley D.
Alfredo of A&A Grout and Tile did an excellent job restoring the brand new look to my tile floors. High quality work at a very reasonable price. And a very nice person on top of that! I highly recommend Alfredo at A&A Grout and Tile.
Peter M.
Connor did a great job for our bathroom tile installation. We will definitely hire him again when we have another tile project.
CDL ConstructionCDL Construction
Sree N.
Update:: Now the tiles started breaking. =========================== I hired John for doing tile in kitchen, hallway and powder room. He is hardworking and a nice guy. But he does not have the skill and patience to do the tile work. Some tiles came out very well but there are lot of uneven tiles all around. He did not do a thorough job covering the area before the tile demo and there is dust everywhere. But thats not the reason for this review. I can clean the dust. Some grout lines are larger than others, some tiles are higher than others and some grouts are deeper than others. I am planning to hire some one from yelp to fix this. And the cleanup was so-so after the work. I would not recommend him for tile related work but he should be good for wood flooring. I feel bad writing this for this nice guy but thats the reality.
Ryan C.
Absolutely outstanding work from Phil and his team. Had my tile and grout cleaned and sealed after renovation work. They were able to clean dirty tile and remove all paint splatter and stains. I would call these guys again in a heart beat for tile and grout cleaning.
My Carpet Cleaning llcMy Carpet Cleaning llc
Lee M.
Shay did a wonderful job regrouting my ceramic tile kitchen counters. She was a pleasure to work with and I will use her again for any of my tile needs.
Utopia, Tile & Grout ServicesUtopia, Tile & Grout Services
Denise L.
Adam did a fantastic job of installing the tile at my entrance and along the fireplace floor. First he had to remove the existing tile and he made sure dust did not get all over my home. It was a messy job and the tile butted up right next to the fireplace stone which made the job fairly intricate. Posted are the finished work and the tile looks great. He was exceptionally good at detail and I highly recommend him!
Creative TileCreative Tile
Sharon M.
Shay is very knowledgable regarding the care of tile, grout. She will be coming back to finish this bathroom and then my kitchen. Evidently, the contractors I used never sealed these two tile areas.
Utopia, Tile & Grout ServicesUtopia, Tile & Grout Services
Kevin H.
We had David and his team remodel two bathrooms for us. Throughout the whole process, they were very professional, kept a clean work environment, had great suggestions, and were a pleasure to work with. David said they would take a week per shower, and they delivered, big time. The Master Bath got a new tile shower, with a difficult mosaic tile back wall and accents, along with a nook, and really cool drain that drains around one of the tiles. We got new tile on the floor, and the vanity area replaced. The second bathroom got new tile above the tub, a nook, new tile on the floor and the vanity and mirrors replaced. All materials and techniques were state of the art, and Schluter Systems products were used throughout.
David McArthurDavid McArthur
Will K.
Removed old tile, and retiled 2 fireplace surrounds
Level-Up Home ImprovementLevel-Up Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
Michael did a fantastic job putting up our new backsplash and tiling a few small rooms for us. We will definitely be calling him again for more tiling work! Great job!
Capito ContractingCapito Contracting
Thumbtack Customer
My brick fireplace needed to be refreshed and I decided to have it tiled. Sean was quick to respond and provided a reasonable quote and was able to order the tile I choose. He provided photos of fireplaces he had completed. They were beautiful and mine turned out equally as beautiful. I would highly recommend Sean for all of your tile needs!
Praetorian ConstructionPraetorian Construction
Robert S.
Edward did an excellent job on my tile project. I had some tiles that needed to be replaced as they thin set used when they were set over 10 years ago fell apart. He made them look as if they were the same tiles. I would definitely hire him as he is extremely professional and did a great job.
Edward NguyenEdward Nguyen
Greg L.
I was fortunate to have Alex perform a tile repair project in a bathroom tub enclosure. He's an artist and an expert on tile and all structural code requirements. Alex went below the tile surface and upgraded the structural and water integrity of the enclosure and applied moisture barriers and provided several explanations throughout the process. We've also discussed some other larger projects that I would like completed and hope that he will be the one available to do the renovations. Alex would be my go to person for 'ANY' tiling jobs in the near future. A gentleman and an expert. Thanks
Custom Creations by Alex Marble & Tile Installa...Custom Creations by Alex Marble & Tile Installa...
Rich K.
Fantastic! Beautifully, artistically, installed tile backsplash. Absolutely the best. Super nice guy too.
Custom Creations by Alex Marble & Tile Installa...Custom Creations by Alex Marble & Tile Installa...
Michelle G.
Jaime of Eagle Tile & Stone went above and beyond! He did a beautiful tiling job of my balcony and grouted my downstairs shower. My previous contractor had jackhammered my balcony (his name was Robert Rembiszewski - stay away from him!) and went too far. Jaime was able to fix the problem. Jaime was professional and fairly priced and his work is beautiful! I will hire him again for any future tiling projects. (I've attached photos , please ignore the dirty walls, they will be painted!)
Eagle Tile & StoneEagle Tile & Stone
Danelle W.
Abe did a wonderful job on our bathroom tile project. He was very pleasant to work with, responsive, and honest.
A&B General Contracting IncA&B General Contracting Inc
Bill N.
Conrad cleaned my tiles and the gross brown grout , looks great and super clean now ! Will definitely use him again.
Pioneer's Pro Carpet Cleaning & Pressure WashingPioneer's Pro Carpet Cleaning & Pressure Washing
Thumbtack Customer
Sean did an OUTSTANDING job on tiling my fireplace! I couldn't be more pleased--timely, professional, friendly and thorough. Highly recommend
Praetorian ConstructionPraetorian Construction
Angela H.
Made my old tile look like new. Great job, did just what we needed to renew our bathroom!
Utopia, Tile & Grout ServicesUtopia, Tile & Grout Services
Heather J.
Shay just spent three hours rejuvenating the tile and grout in my bathroom and it looks magnificent! As she describes herself, she is a perfectionist and she went above and beyond to make sure everything was cleaned, protected and revitalized. She also gave me great tips on how to keep the grout and tile in tip top shape going forward. A+ work and service.
Utopia, Tile & Grout ServicesUtopia, Tile & Grout Services
Thumbtack Customer
Bill did a nice job on my tile. He is very good at his craft. I could recommend him for stone work in the future.
Curran Stone & Tile ,   Lic # 493067Curran Stone & Tile , Lic # 493067
Thumbtack Customer
Tile removal and replacement, prehung door installation. Michael did a excellent job on this project. Very professional, on time and informative. Will definitely use Michael in the future.
Capito ContractingCapito Contracting
Thumbtack Customer
Sean was a pleasure to work with and very professional. He was very detail-oriented and the tile he installed around our fireplace looks great. Thanks, Sean.
Praetorian ConstructionPraetorian Construction
Bridget M.
Russell did a fantastic job in just a few hours removing tiles and mortar to the framework. I highly recommend him! Russell came over at the agreed upon time, he was professional and courteous. He set up and performed what I asked and was able to salvage some tiles. After he was done, he cleaned up. He was reasonable with pricing, and I would definitely hire him again.
Limitless Service’s L.L.CLimitless Service’s L.L.C
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