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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. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a tiler when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a tiler in your area, stay at least 6 feet away from worker(s), don’t shake hands, sanitize all involved surfaces and use digital payment platforms instead of cash or a check. During the consultation, put a plan together to help ensure everyone's safety.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.  

Reviews for South San Francisco tiling professionals
Dan W.
Thank you for doing a great job with our tile.
Natural stone careNatural stone care
David B.
Edwin always came to work on time and completed a superb job tiling our fireplace. The tile was onyx mosaic and was very difficult to work with, but Edwin is a pro and did beautiful work. Edwin was also very reasonable in his quote and I will definitely hire him again for future home improvement projects for our home.
Edwin Guzman PROF TILEEdwin Guzman PROF TILE
Jasmin B.
GL Hanydman came all the way to South San Francisco to do a tile job for our bakery. Not only was he very nice throughout the process, his work was immaculate and beautiful. He has a nice tile client for all of our projects. He cleaned up and did the job in less than a 6 hour day. Glad I found him. Prices were very great.
GL HANDYMANGL HANDYMAN
Jasmin B.
Julio provided my cafe with a large tile job on a last minute notice and was accommodating with my request. We are pleased with this services and would use him again.
JG Tile&Stone FabricationJG Tile&Stone Fabrication
Prasenjit M.
Erick gave us the lowest quote and completed our project in a timely fashion. We got our entryway tiled as well as some backsplash.we are very happy with his work
EMJ TileEMJ Tile
Brian T.
I hired Gusanito to install porcelain tiles in my bathroom. He was very prompt--being the first contractor to contact me on thumbtack--and quickly responded to my text messages whenever I had a question. He takes his time and is very detailed in his work. He is also willing to help you with other problems. For example, in addition to installing the tiles, I also wanted to change my sink faucet and shower handles. He agreed to do the extra work at a reasonable price. The tile installation went smoothly, however, we ran into plumbing issues which he couldn't solve. I'm giving him five stars because I hired him on thumbtack for tile installation services, not plumbing. Nonetheless, he agreed to bring his cousin (who is an experienced plumber) over the next day to change my sink faucet at no extra cost. The total work took about two full days to complete, but I'm sure it would have been less if we didn't run into the plumbing issues. So I recommend him but make sure you talk with him thoroughly about what you want to accomplish.
Garden & ConstructionGarden & Construction
Sharmi S.
Although I'm not crazy about the bath tiles in the house I bought, retiling is super expensive so I thought I'd just regrout for now. Very happy with how my floors turned out. They look clean and brand new!
Bay Area Grout SpecialistBay Area Grout Specialist
Lynndal D.
We asked Jeovanni to do some tile work on an entry stairway to our home. It was a challenging request because of the angles/corners involved. Jeovanni responded almost immediately to my request for a quote, gave us an extremely reasonable bid for the work and more importantly did the work in a timely and professional manner. We're very pleased with the outcome and would definitely hire Jeovanni again.
Jeovanni’s TileJeovanni’s Tile
Jen S.
Jeovanni is excellent to work with, from initial outreach to planning our projects: kitchen and bath, to the timeliness, exceptional quality and courtesy of his work, our experience with him was phenomenal. He is knowledgeable, clearly an expert in tile work, and a perfectionist in his craft. His team was also a pleasure to work with. Jeovanni communicated closely with us throughout, and the final outcome is so beautiful, both kitchen and bath. He completed an unexpected and complex repair with our shower drain flawlessly. He was very mindful of our household: three boys, two dogs, with great attention to cleanliness and organization. We cannot recommend working with Jeovanni enough.
Jeovanni’s TileJeovanni’s Tile
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