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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.

How do professionals clean tile and grout?

If you need tile and grout cleaning and don’t have the time or mobility for scrubbing your entire house on your hands and knees, it’s time to turn to the pros. Tile and grout cleaning professionals have industrial-grade machines designed for the sole task of cleaning the porous materials of grout and tile.

Typically, a cleaning pro will come out to assess the job and provide you with a quote. Often they charge per square foot (for example, 75 cents per square foot), with higher prices or an hourly rate for areas that will need hand cleaning. The national average cost for tile and grout cleaning ranges from $190 to $250.

Once onsite, the pros thoroughly clean the area by wiping or sweeping down and then vacuuming up any dry dirt. Next a chemical tile cleaner is sprayed over the surface, causing dirt to loosen and adhere to the spray; the industry term for this is “suspension.” The pros then clean the floor with professional-strength machines, which often use a combination of steam, brushes and vacuum to loosen, agitate and lift entrenched dirt. Your floor is then rinsed, removing all the spray.

Usually a small room can be cleaned in under an hour. Applying a sealant afterward is recommend and will also affect cost.

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.

How can I get my grout clean?

Dirt, mildew and grime can make your grout lines look downright tragic. If you have the ability, DIY tile and grout cleaning is definitely doable. Your main obstacles are time, project size, availability of the right materials and effort. Your first step in tile and grout cleaning is making sure the surface area is cleaned of basic dirt and buildup and wiped down. Be sure not to use a bleach-based cleaning agent, which could react dangerously with the vinegar used in later steps.

Depending on the delicacy of your tile and grout, it may be wise to start with water and friction before proceeding to a cleaning solution. In the shower you can spray the area while brushing gently, or use a spray bottle filled with warm water on countertops or floors. If water won’t do the trick, try a solution of equal parts warm water and white vinegar, and repeat the gentle brushing motion. This combination should begin to lift dirt and grime from the grout. For additional tile and grout cleaning power, baking soda applied directly to grout lines and sprayed with your water vinegar solution can help suds off sticky grime. If your DIY cleaning solutions aren’t doing the trick, store-bought sprays and pastes may have more cleansing power. Rinse thoroughly after cleaning and enjoy your sparkling clean grout.

Tile and grout cleaning supplies include:

  • Old standard or electric toothbrush
  • Stiff bristle brush
  • Spray bottle
  • White vinegar
  • Commercial grout cleaner
Reviews for Haverhill tiling professionals
Sophie B.
Eduardo and his team did a wonderful job changing the tile in our downstairs bathroom. Eduardo is excellent with communication and all questions we had were promptly answered. The project went very smoothly and we are super happy we went with Evolution tiles because the end result is beyond amazing. I definitely recommend them to anyone looking for tile work or needs a renovation done!!
Evolution TilesEvolution Tiles
Denise D.
They did such great tile work in my bathroom. Exceptional attention to detail. They removed the old tile, insured the floor was prepped and secure, removed toilet and reinstalled. What excellent work. I would use them again and already referred them to a friend.
Marchand and sons tile&stone LLCMarchand and sons tile&stone LLC
Kathryn m.
The services were poor. Didn’t clean up or seal tile. Sloppy and completely damaged a brand new Kraus undermount sink by mixing grout materials improperly rinsing in the sink and refused to replace. Did not cover the sink or garbage disposal and tile pieces and spacers were left in the disposal causing damages. Grout everywhere on all appliances. Lost screws for electrical outlets and left trash behind. Overcharged for a box of tile. Just a disappointment overall. Worse off than beforehand
Pam D.
My bathroom surround tiling job was completed by Maza of Aguia Home Services and he did a fantastic job! We love it. He was very professional, prompt and cleaned up before leaving each day. His price was competitive and well worth having it done professionally. We would highly recommend him for tiling and would imagine his other work is of the same quality standard. Thank you!
Aguia Home ServicesAguia Home Services
Jean W.
Super happy about the work that we had done by Fadi. He definitely saw some stuff that we didn’t know about and he fixed it and told us what the next steps were. We ended up having him paint our bathroom as well as regrout some floor tile. We will definitely recommend and work with him again!
Home Renovation ServicesHome Renovation Services
Steve D.
Andrea did an outstanding job with my shower surround. There was bare wall that looked terrible and she was able to fill this space with beautiful tile and she went above and beyond to fix a few other things. She is very professional and responsive which is a great combo when you need something taken care of! I would highly recommend Andrea and I will be going back to her for future projects!
Andrea Ames Tile and StoneAndrea Ames Tile and Stone
Susan A.
I cannot say enough positive things about JMC Painting & Services. Do not hesitate to hire Darcio/JMC Painting for any of your painting, handyman or miscellaneous projects - such an honest man, high quality work, professional, punctual. I hired him twice; once for painting, another time for tile shower issues - both handled professionally and at fair prices. Such a relief to find someone SKILLED and HONEST. Highly recommend!
JMC Painting & Services LLCJMC Painting & Services LLC
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