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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.

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 Sunnyvale tiling professionals
Mike P.
We have an Eichler home with ceramic tile, and radiant heat in the concrete under the tile. When the radiant pipe sprung some leaks, we had that repaired a while ago. But, that company doesn't repair the tile! Solomon came to the rescue, removing the old tile cement from the original tiles, thereby preserving them. The repair (tile plus grout) looks great, was done quickly, and cost was exactly as per the original estimate. Tile repair is a somewhat unusual task for an Eichler house, and Solomon pulled it off. I highly recommend his work. Would definitely hire again for more tile work!
Cornerstone TilingCornerstone Tiling
Stephen F.
Had a great experience with Azores Tile! Got the tile installed about 2 months ago and wanted to wait a bit to make sure there were no issues down the road, and everything is beautiful and holding up well. Would definitely hire again. Strongly recommended!
Azores Tile Co.Azores Tile Co.
Thumbtack Customer
This was a kitchen backsplash job with lots of detailed cuts. They were fabulous in every respect. Very professional with an amazing attention to detail. I couldn't be happier with the result. I will definitely be contacting them soon for my next tile job, just as soon as I can decide on the tile.
Resendiz VerBraken BuildersResendiz VerBraken Builders
Juan did an excellent job with our new entry-way addition. His work was very clean and thorough. I plan to hire him for my next tiling project.
juan's tilejuan's tile
Craig N.
I could not be happier with the work that Now and his assistant did. They did my master bathroom and my laundry room which has a small attached bathroom. JN Tile are very professional and responsive to he customers needs. I would not hesitate to have them out to do another project in the future. All that is left to do is for me to finish painting, replace the wall-base molding, and put the washer/dryer back after floor is cured. One last thing Noe put plastic down in all the areas he would be walking from outside to in and cleaned up at the end of every day. *****
JN Tile ServicesJN Tile Services
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