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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 Chapel Hill tiling professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Bobbie has a great personality but unfortunately I can't recommend him to complete any tile work. I allowed him to install tile in three bathrooms and my kitchen. The floors were initially unlevel and bouncy, and were a trip hazard. I informed him and he came back to remove the tiles that weren't straight. He and his partner tried to repair them but were unsuccessful. I contacted him again to repair the bathroom that he said he'd repair and he never responded. I had to remove the tile he installed so that it could be reinstalled by a professional. I was truly shocked while I demoed his installation. He covered an floor AC vent in one bathroom completely to eliminate AC in that room. In the kitchen, every tile was set on a different morter. This may have been the first time he installed tile as he just plopped mortar down and didn't use a trowel in many spots... All in all, I lost over $2300 in tile and labor costs using Bobbie and his company. I would love to recommend him for a project but I honestly can't given his lack of quality.
MBSF CompanyMBSF Company
Thumbtack Customer
Cleaned stone tile and grout at our home, took less than 2 hours. They showed up on time, finished on time, took great care, and really did a great job. We would use again.
Green Zone Carpet CleaningGreen Zone Carpet Cleaning
Erin S.
Mo was great! He came on time and finished on time. He was polite and courteous. His tile job was beautiful. He kept his worksite tidy and cleaned up after himself when he was through. I cannot recommend him enough. We will definitely have him back for future projects!
Goubar Tile and MoreGoubar Tile and More
Jennifer L.
Stephen was amazing to work with. I called him to replace a few tiles that had come up in my shower and while he was here he ended up regrouting most of it and fixing some grout the previous owners had done poorly. Super nice, super punctual, and just an all around great experience!
Coble’s RemodelingCoble’s Remodeling
Aaron B.
Super quick to respond to my request for a quote. He came to my house and spent time talking through different options for the tile job at hand. First time hiring someone off this site, but I was very impressed. Extremely professional, patient, and helpful with making recommendations. He was upfront about all of the unknown project variables that could come up after beginning the work. After meeting and discussing what different designs would require, we reassessed the design. He was interested in finding the right solution to ensure I'd be satisfied with the results and didn't rush me in the process.
“Shalom Tile”“Shalom Tile”
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