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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.

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.

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 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.

Reviews for Elgin tiling professionals
Nick R.
Great job with a more difficult style of tile! It looks very nice!
Andrei ViscribovAndrei Viscribov
Tracey G.
Did job in a timely manner. Repaired floor tiles, cleaned grout and re-grouted area. Was very nice and it looks great.
The Tile GuyThe Tile Guy
Thumbtack Customer
Ron did a great job installing new ceramic tile in my lower entryway and laundry room. He was very professional and treated my home like his own. Ron was very reasonably priced, which made the experience that much better. I would highly recommend Ron to anyone in need of some help installing ceramic tile.
Heitkemper FlooringHeitkemper Flooring
Eric K.
Andrei and his team did a spectacular job. They were professional, quick and thorough. I would definitely recommend them for your tile work. A+++
Andrei ViscribovAndrei Viscribov
Leslie G.
Manuel from Deluxe Flooring came out the same day I called. He completed the job within a couple of days. Beautiful work! $600 for picking up material at Home Depot and installing ceramic tile in 2 bathrooms. Also he saw that I needed 2 toilets installed and installed them for $20 each. Done well and easy to work with!
deluxe floor and wall.incdeluxe floor and wall.inc
Thumbtack Customer
Sorry Andrei for the delay in review. Andrei and partner are EXCELLENT! They went with me to Home Depot to pick up my supplies. So patient & helpful (detailing what supplies i needed & grout color). We hired for 3 rooms laundry room/ master bath/ hall bath (My husband demo the rooms). Overall we are so HAPPY & the price is very reasonable. Pick them for they are the tile ninjas!
Andrei ViscribovAndrei Viscribov
Bill W.
I looked a long time trying to find someone to update my old shower before I chose ProQual. Zoltan and Lawrence were professional and showed up every day on time ready to work. I had an old 1 piece shower surround that they gutted and replaced with a wonderful tiled shower and installed a frameless shower door. They also replaced my old exhaust fan and added a can light. They are reasonably priced, totally satisfied.
ProQual ConstructionsProQual Constructions
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