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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.

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.

Reviews for Waltham tiling professionals
Avanti S.
Great at tiling, very polite and professional. I got exact kind of brickwork that I was looking for!
ToptileToptile
Emily P.
Lou did a small job for me replacing a few tiles that needed to come up for wall repair and placing some on by a newly renovated doorway. When I reached out to him Lou responded right away to set up a time to take a look at the project. Not only did Lou do a phenomenal job with the tile work, but he was quick to diagnose the issues I have been having with the tiles in another part of the house. I will definitely be using him in the future for any tile based projects - if only the previous home owners had used Lou! I wish every contractor could be as responsive and reliable as him. Thanks so much, Lou!
Lou Zottola Tile and. Marble mosaics. And repairs.Lou Zottola Tile and. Marble mosaics. And repairs.
Thumbtack Customer
Erik redid our bathroom floor grout and tiled our kitchen. He completed the job within 5 days while we were on vacation. He showed dedication to finishing the job, plus excellent work. I'd recommend him to other people that would like a good tile job.
Stella Construction & Home ServicesStella Construction & Home Services
Peter Y.
Lou did an absolutely amazing job tiling three bathrooms for me. Extremely happy with how they came out and Lou is a pleasure to work with...very professional, responsive, high quality, and extremely passionate about his work and insures that his customer is happy throughout the entire experience. I recommend Hiring Lou for any of your tiling needs and I look forward to working with him again on future projects. Thanks Lou!
Lou Zottola Tile and. Marble mosaics. And repairs.Lou Zottola Tile and. Marble mosaics. And repairs.
Raj R.
Very kind, responsive, genuine. Great overall. I would hire him again. Did drywall install, tile install in my bathroom, end result came out very well.
Home Renovation ServicesHome Renovation Services
Robin H.
Adrian tiled my kitchen and hallway. The work was of very good quality. He always showed up when he said he would and was punctual. He is very personable, and honest, and gave me a very attractive price for the job. I'm happy with the outcome of the floor itself. This is by far the most important thing. However, there were some aspects of the project that I felt could have been more professional. For example there was a lot of quickset where it shouldn't be. On the baseboards, on the floor vent cover, on the deck where mixing was done, and on the outside siding and walkway. It took several rounds of scrubbing to remove it, and in fact there is still quickset on my exterior siding that I can't seem to remove. Some debris - pieces of plywood and insulation fell down one of my floor vents and was left there. The tile has some uneven places where one side or corner kind of pokes up higher than than the one next to it, and the grout depth is inconsistent. But it's not that noticeable, and could be due to my floors being uneven. The tiles are rectangular and the staggering pattern is inconsistent. In some places is is 1/3 (which was what I asked for) but in other places it is 1/2, 1/4, etc. Not a huge deal, but shows a lack of attention to details which could be problematic if you have a very large or a high-end project. Most problematic of all was that a tile on the existing floor, adjacent to the new floor, was cracked during the installation. While Adrian offered to replace the broken tile for free, unfortunately the tile could not be matched. When I asked for his insurance information, he said he had not covered my project because I did not specifically ask for it. So lesson for myself and any reader - always ask for insurance. In conclusion, Adrian is a talented and capable tile installer. I am overall pleased with the result, and I believe he will step up his level of professionalism, as he clearly takes pride in his work and strives for happy customers.
Your Tile GuyYour Tile Guy
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