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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. 

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.  

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

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.

What’s the difference between porcelain and ceramic tile?

Ceramic and porcelain are some of the more popular types of tile, but there are a few differences: 

Porcelain Tile

Ceramic Tile

More durable, have a longer lifespan

Cheaper, easier to install

Better for high-traffic areas

Recommended for interior floors, walls

Slightly more water-resistant

Softer, easier to cut

Consult with a top tile contractor near you and get free estimates on how much installing tile will cost you. 

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.

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. 

Reviews for Sterling Heights tile installers
Tony Y.
Deylan and his partner Larry are professional in tile and base molding installation. They finished tiling my large basement room floor and leveled it with clips and wedges, and finished it where the drywall and tile edges meet with old/new base moldings, a T- molding at the room entrance, and a ¼ round molding at the bathroom threshold entrance. Nice clean up when done too. Also Deylan removed and replaced [R&R] my upstairs kitchen nook area cracked tile at the air vent and loose tiles that I identified with orange stickers and he even found a few more loose tiles to R&R. I would consider them for future projects and recommend them to my friends and relatives as well.
Above and Beyond constructionAbove and Beyond construction
Kavya M.
Kudos to Deylan and Larry in finishing up our home project with ease and great quality.. I am so happy with the on time high quality work they did.. Very professional, friendly and definitely knows what they are doing. He installed wood and Tile floor, painted the whole condo and also installed tile for my fireplace. I am loving the new look of my condo.. Id highly recommend Deylan for any home projects..
Above and Beyond constructionAbove and Beyond construction
Karen B.
Tom just finished up a tile backsplash for us and he did beautiful work. We had him out for an estimate and he was very thorough asking us what we wanted and even made some suggestions. We were very satisfied with the pricing he gave and we were eager to ge started. Tom showed up on time on the arranged tile install day. He really impressed us with the time he took to get things right. He takes pride in his work and it shows. The wall looks great, the tiles placement looks great and everything is lined up nicely. Tom was neat while he worked and he spent more time than we expected to ensure everything was clean when he was done. He had us check the work at several points to ensure we did not have any issue… which we didn’t. What we truly appreciated was the extra things Tom did like caulking before tiling (there were gaps between counter and wall), hanging up edging on corner of wall where tile started, fixing up wall that had imperfections in it, and putting extra row of tile behind slide-in stove so you cannot see any of the wall. He was very efficient with the tile cuts and we ended up with more tile leftover than we planned. We highly recommend Tom’s work and we will keep his number and use him for our future tile/mason related work.
Mason specialistMason specialist
Jerel B.
I hired Allor Contracting to install a backsplash in my kitchen. Wasn't a large job, two walls totaling about 20 sq ft in total. Upon request to speak to them about the job, I received a call within 24 hours from Mike, the owner of the company, asking for more specifics about the job. Within 3 days, we had ironed out specifics and agreed upon date. Mike and his brother John showed up on time, and had the job completed in one day (which I didn't know could be done)! Having two men surely helped, but I was thoroughly impressed with their speed! I dropped off two stars for a few reasons: 1) Silicone/caulk was not laid between the bottom of the tile and the countertop, nor between the top of the tile and the bottom of the cabinet. I have since done this myself. 2) Spacers were not used between the sheets of tile. While not hugely noticeable, especially from a distance, I can notice when upclose. 3) The clean-up of leftover grout/mortar was lacking. After the job was complete, I scrubbed the bottom of the cabinets to get off several moderately-sized chunks, and had to clean all switches and outlets. One large complement, however. I was at a loss of where to stop the tile by a light switch. Mike and John tossed around ideas and eventually came up with a satisfying plan. Overall, I'm happy I hired Allor Contracting, especially for the price point; I had purchased all supplies in an attempt to do this myself. Once I returned everything, I only spent $50 more by hiring Allor! Thank you Mike and John!
Allor Contracting, LLCAllor Contracting, LLC
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