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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 Chicago tile installers
Alex D.
TB Tiles installed both floor and wall tile in my new bathroom and installed backsplash tile in my kitchen. All of the work looks excellent and was very professionally done. I highly recommend working with TB Tiles for any tile work that you are looking to have done.
TB Tiles LLCTB Tiles LLC
Tiffany D.
Luis - Did a great job installing and sealing the tile in record time. Would work with him again.
New Age TileNew Age Tile
Nicole C.
TB Tiles LLC demoed and installed tiles in my bathroom and foyer floors. Tod and his team were communicative, timely, and fairly priced. He provided a contract and description of the work to be done and was accurate in completing the job. There were no surprises. I will be using them again for future tile work!
TB Tiles LLCTB Tiles LLC
Walker A.
TB Tiles installed a tile pattern on the wall of our kitchen bar and concurrently installed a mosaic pattern with a border on the floor of our powder room. Both projects turned out fantastic. Tod from TB was extremely professional and accommodating as my wife was expecting our first child and actually admitted to the hospital for labor mid-project. TB completed the work in our absence and my wife and I returned home to a job well done. I would absolutely recommend TB Tiles to a friend if they were considering a tile project.
TB Tiles LLCTB Tiles LLC
Liliana Z.
Jose was extremely helpful. He provided great references and was super responsive. Low-ish quotes too! Great option for tile installation.
Tech Tile Installation REMODELINGTech Tile Installation REMODELING
Monina Q.
Marcin of MAK Tile does great work. I hired him for a kitchen backsplash installation. He was prompt, meticulous, and his price was extremely fair. Some members of my family saw his handiwork and hired him for a bathroom remodel and another kitchen backsplash install. I would not hesitate to hire or recommend him again for any tile project.
MAK TileMAK Tile
Nils N.
Andrei installed a white subway tile backsplash in our kitchen. He was quick and provided top quality. I would definitely work with him again.
Andrei ViscribovAndrei Viscribov
Bushra M.
Miguel was great. He was precise with the tile installation as well as clean and respectful of our space. We are very happy with his work and hopefully will use his services again.
Fierro TileFierro Tile
Hani M.
Andrei did a great job with installation of backsplash in the kitchen and basement. He responds promptly, good price and does great work. I will definitely reccomend him for tile work!
Andrei ViscribovAndrei Viscribov
Areka W.
This young man completed a tile installation for me in my kitchen and he did a phenomenal job. He was there on time everyday, very professional, quality of work is excellent and he gave me a price no one else could beat .
Pro Masonry & TilePro Masonry & Tile
Kim W.
Andrei was great (installed a kitchen backsplash for me)! Extremely efficient and price was reasonable. He is also very responsive over text, which I appreciate. Would definitely use him again for my next tile project!
Andrei ViscribovAndrei Viscribov
Pamela V.
Tod and his Dad did the installation for the for my mosaic tile fireplace and did a beautiful job. Tod actually came out to look at the project before giving me an estimate, and was the only company to do this. I would highly recommend them!
TB Tiles LLCTB Tiles LLC
Christian V.
TB Tiles performed a demolition and installation of my master bathroom. The whole process was smooth, from the very beginning they were upfront about the cost and more importantly the timeline to complete the project. Their work was impeccable, I could not have expected a better result. They were also careful covering the floors and making sure the project didn’t disrupt our daily lives. I definitely recommend TB Tiles and will hire them again for any other project I might have in the future.
TB Tiles LLCTB Tiles LLC
Tatiana T.
ISA Euro saw that we had glass tile backsplash before coming out to install and said installing wouldn’t be a problem. They arrived, did the job and were very polite. When I went to look at the “finished product” I asked the workers to fix about 3 areas where the tile was visibly crooked. Then I was shocked to see this one side (pictures attached). There are missing chunks and tiles that look like they were broken off instead of cut by a professional. When I asked the workers to fix it they said this was the best they could do. I got in touch with the Owner Salvo and sent him these pictures. He started the conversation by saying that we caused his workers to get a parking ticket and that was our fault and cost him money. Then he said because the backsplash is glass, this is the best it would look. I asked him to confirm that this is the quality of work he stands behind. So unless you want your kitchen backsplash to look like a failed DIY, I wouldn’t hire them. We made the mistake of paying them anyway (in cash as requested and with a tip) thinking they would do the right thing and the response was shameful.
Euro Pro RenovationEuro Pro Renovation
Dan C.
I hired Filip for 2 projects and had an exceptional experience both times. I had a tile backsplash installed in the kitchen and then had my living room, dining room, bathroom and hallway repainted. Filip and his crew were prompt, neat, respectful and charged an extremely reasonable rate. I would not hesitate to recommend Filip to any on my friends and will use him for projects in the future.
Lou F.
Miguel did an amazing job removing the existing back splash and installing our new subway tile. He took his time and did the job correctly and didn’t overlook any details. I would highly recommend his work. He was courteous, friendly, and always on time. He also had fair pricing. My wife and I are very satisfied with the look of our kitchen after he was finished with the backsplash.
Fierro TileFierro Tile
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