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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. 

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.

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.

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.

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 Tampa tile installers
Thumbtack Customer
I had these guys install tile in my bathroom and it's the best tile work I have ever had done. I am having them come back to do 2 more rooms.
Reel Contractors, LLCReel Contractors, LLC
Lauren S.
Motta did an excellent job installing a backsplash in my kitchen. He was quick to respond and set up a date for installation. He was prompt and professional. Overall a great experience and would definitely recommend for any tile installation.
Motta RemodelingMotta Remodeling
Amy M.
Max did an amazing job transforming my kitchen. I am so happy with the tile installation he performed. I definitely recommend him and will call him for all my tile needs. Thank you Max.
Max KharchukMax Kharchuk
Bari B.
Motto did an excellent job installing backsplash tiles in my new kitchen. I am very happy with the quality of work he did.
Motta RemodelingMotta Remodeling
Jeffrey N.
Mark did a great job with the tile replacement and installation in the main areas of our house. Will be hiring him again to complete the rest of the house in the near future. Thanks Mark!
Picchione and Son Tile & Marble Inc.Picchione and Son Tile & Marble Inc.
Barbara C.
Yordan responded immediately to our needs. Helped us out of jam to keep project on track. Then returned to install tile when we called. He did first class quality work.
Yordan ConstruccionYordan Construccion
Jennifer A.
Solon was amazing! He was very professional and communicative. We hired him to install our backsplash and love the result! So much detail was put into designing the tiles perfectly. Highly recommend Saryani Services!
Saryani Services, LLCSaryani Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Had him install some tile in the foyer. A good bit of prep work was required, but he was dependable, prompt, hard working, reasonably priced and got the job done in the tight timeline I had. Great results and many people have complimented my foyer since the install. Would definitely hire again.
Kristy S.
Solon/Saryani Services was recommended to me. I’ve not used Thumbtack before and it turned out to be a great experience! We love how the tile work turned out. He was so responsive and helped me figure out the type of edge to use to complement the backsplash tile. He was on time, professional, friendly, and cleaned up before and after he was done. We had a small surprise with the stair risers and he calmly explained options. We unexpectedly found out after he was installing some of the tiles that the stair risers weren’t all the same size. He helped us figure out a good way to handle the extra spaces for those stairs that are higher than the 6 inch Talavera tiles. He cut some of the patterned tiles to fill in the spaces. He used some solid Talavera tiles on the edges. I really appreciate his patience and attention to detail. I also bought the wrong kind of grout and he kindly told me the one to buy instead while he cut the backsplash tile. He asks that you supply tiles, trimming, grout, and he’ll bring his tools to apply it. Thank you for services. I’ll highly recommend you and contact you again for one more project.
Saryani Services, LLCSaryani Services, LLC
Wilfred S.
Jose did a phenomenal job retiling my 600 sq ft. bathroom. They ripped up the old tile, prepped the floor with hardibacker, and retiled. They also had to remove and install a new vanity. The crew was fast, professional and respectful. Would highly recommend him.
Motta RemodelingMotta Remodeling
Nicole L.
We hired D&E to install about 1,000 SF of wood-look porcelain tile planks in our home. They did a fantastic job. The crew was punctual, professional and hardworking. They were attentive to detail, competitively priced and worked with me to keep the house 'livable' during the project. We are very satisfied with the result!
Thumbtack Customer
I needed someone to install about 400 sq. ft. of porcelein tile in my foyer and family room. Matt quoted me a fair price, and was easy to work with. Matt did exactly what he said he was going to do, at the price he quoted. I'm very happy with my new flooring. I would recommend him.
Cristopher Tile LLCCristopher Tile LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I was debating on whether to write a review. But I think I owe it to other people to warn them. He abandoned the job after I complained that the grout was uneven in color. Didn't finish grout. I have week old mortar squeezed through the joints in my bedroom. Left me to deal with. I have dozens of white leave in spacers installed over a week ago sticking up 2 inches that I can't pry out. I went way over budget because he ruined the shower and had to retile it. Blamed the mortar. Blamed the uneven grout color on the grout brand. I asked him to not get into my upstairs tile supply. So inefficient and wasteful I have to buy over $300 of tile just to break even upstairs. I lost over $200 on the scrapped travertine in the shower. I asked him not to put screws and tools on my bathroom travertine because it will scratch. He didn't listen. So now I have to have it polished. He dumped tile dust all over my neighbors yard. And mortar debris on my pavers outside. Do I vacuum them now? I work 12 hour days. For around 3 weeks I think (maybe less) almost every night he'd send me for a bag of mortar or 3 more tiles or this or that. Running around to make it to the tile store by 9 and home by 10 and then do my cleanup... He didn't speak English. We used Google translate. I had to translate in Spanish. So in the end, he said he was afraid I wouldn't like the grout. So he was quitting and that was that. I am left with a nightmare. I shudder to think anyone has to suffer through this also. He needs training by a tiler or tiling company who knows what they are doing. Oh yes, and I rented a $300 air scrubber because he didn't bother to protect the area during shower demolition. I feel it was all about his art and needs on this project and the customer was an afterthought. If that guy wants to dispute this, bring it on. I have receipts. I have photos. A disaster.
Saryani Services, LLCSaryani Services, LLC
We found Russell is a very Genuine professional and really down to earth and good at heart human being.. We really loved to hire you for our kitchen backslash install service. You have the complete knowledge about the backslash kitchen tiles that you installed for us with great quality. The qualities which we saw u while working, I would definitely like to mention them here: U do work with a feeling that u r working for your own house, that itself reflects all qualities which brings down to the job u do & that brings attention to each & every minute detail during the work. You have great matter how long it takes, you never make hurry to finish the work. You work continuously, tirelessly. Another thing I liked is that you charged us very reasonable amount for the kitchen backslash install work (20x20 Sq ft). I would definitely recommend others to hire him and he will never disappoint you.
Adam I.
I would give Shaun at Strictly Backsplash more than 5 stars if that was an option. From the get go it was clear he was different than other companies. He thoroughly answered all questions and concerns, provided an affordable and accurate estimate, and was extremely flexible in scheduling around our busy life. He arrived on time, did not leave til he was satisfied, and was a true perfectionist for each and every tile and angle he installed on our wall. He took great pride in the work he did, and it showed. He truly went above and beyond with his work, and left us with a backsplash and stone wall that exceeded our wildest expectations. I would not hesitate to us this company for any wall work in the future. Highly highly recommended!
Strictly BacksplashStrictly Backsplash
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