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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.

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.

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.

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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