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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.

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.

How long does it take to install backsplash?

The time it takes to install backsplash depends on the size of the area and the type of materials you’re using. But generally, it’ll take a few days to finish the project. Porcelain or ceramic tile may take less time than that, while very small glass tiles or complicated designs are likely to add time. 

Chat with the best tile specialists to find out how long it will take to install a backsplash in your home.

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

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. 

Reviews for Watertown tiling professionals
Donal C.
A&J did a fantastic job. Not only did they do the tiling perfectly, they had to reframe part of the wall due to water damage. I would not think twice about hiring them again.
A & J MARBLE & TILEA & J MARBLE & TILE
Helen M.
Louis removed an old fiberglass tub/shower surround and replaced with subway tile with a decorative insert. Like many projects in older homes, the project turned out to be more challenging than anticipated, but he had good solutions for all challenges and did a fantastic job! The project turned out beautiful!
Lou Zottola Tile and. Marble mosaics. And repairs.Lou Zottola Tile and. Marble mosaics. And repairs.
Sung C.
Nako has a lot of experience and is very knowledgeable. He’ll let you know all the issues that your work area might have before jumping into the task. A very prompt and good contractor. He is accommodating so it’s up to you to make sure you’re clear on what you want not just before the job but also during the tiling.
Nako flooringNako flooring
Chandan K.
Ryan was extremely helpful, professional, always on time and very responsive to all my questions. I couldn't have had a better experience. He even helped us get the tiles and his crew was also very professional and on time. The project cost exactly as much as he told me the very first day and there was no delay. I would certainly hire him again for another project when it comes.
RCE Installations Inc.RCE Installations Inc.
Iti B.
The work is unfinished. Doug had promised that he would come back to finish the last touches (discolored grout in areas, the covers for the heating baseboard should be put back). As soon as he got the full amount, he has disappeared. He had promised that if we find any issues, he will come back. We are still waiting. Discolored grout is very noticeable and looks really bad. Tiles were not placed straight. The floor is uneven. The only thing we are requesting from Doug is to come back and finish the work.
Ferreira Installalion Corp(Fox Tile)Ferreira Installalion Corp(Fox Tile)
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