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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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.  

Reviews for Salem tiling professionals
Tony N.
Dr. Tile did an amazing job on our kitchen and bathroom backsplash. He was very professional, honest and completed the job in a timely manner. Dr. Tile has my highest recommendation for any tile work. You will not be disappointed by the quality of work.
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Emily P.
Ames Tile did a fantastic job on our backsplash! I can't stop staring at it. We did a straight stacked 4X16 tile and it looks perfect. They took time to make sure everything was right, and cleaned up everything when they were done. Every single detail is perfect, they even went to get us new grout when they saw we had purchased the wrong kind. I highly recommend them to take care of any tiling needs, we couldn't be happier with our new backsplash!
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Marianne f.
Ames tile installed a backsplash in our kitchen today, and we are extremely pleased with the results. They had everything finished in about 6 hours! They were very kind and professional. They covered the countertop and floors to protect them, and cleaned everything up before they left. We will definitely be hiring them again in the near future. We highly recommend them for any tile job you might need done!
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Kelly F.
Brito’s Tile did an amazing job on 3 bathrooms (two standing showers and one tub) and a basement floor. I’d highly recommend hiring them. The quality and price are exceptional.
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Alex H.
Ames did a fantastic job with installing tiles in our entryway. They were responsive and did a an absolutely excellent job working around curved walls and crown molding. Highly recommended!
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Jessica P.
The Ames crew is the best. I cannot say enough good things about their work! They are all super nice, professional, and masters of tile. I would absolutely hire Ames again.
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Tanya G.
Marcelo was absolutely fantastic to work with! He’s professional—the only contractor I got a formal Quote and full explanation of work from and I vetted out 3 other companies for this project. He was also the most reasonable price. I don’t know anything about tile and he helped me through the whole process. He was responsive and super nice. I couldn’t be happier with the way my floor in my bathroom and laundry room turned out. I’m thinking about doing backsplash with him in my kitchen and referee JM tile serviced to two other friends already. Hire him!
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Sarah G.
Do not hire anyone else for your tiling job! These people are simply amazing. They communicate well, are super professional and do everything to ensure you are happy with their work. We had one tile placed that was slightly darker than I wanted and they came back and replaced it. I had my entire kitchen backsplash replaced in 2 days and their prices are the most competitive in the market. I had over 7 other contractors quote me over triple the price that they charge. And that does not compromise the quality of their work. I am a super happy customer and will plan on using them again and referring them to friends!
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John E.
We have been working with Mark on several projects for our historic home in Salem. Mark has provided tremendous value and amazing quality and there is seemingly nothing he can’t do. From floor tiles, to fixing our disposal and helping us give a facelift to our guest bathroom, he has been great. He is also very honest and fair and an all around nice guy. We would wholeheartedly recommend Mark to anyone who cares about their home and is looking for someone who takes pride in the work they do. My wife and I look forward to working with Mark for ALL of our homes needs.
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