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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 Durham tiling professionals
Joseph P.
Professional tile installer. Quick and excellent work.
Quen Tile and StoneQuen Tile and Stone
Brad B.
Dan and Blake and co did a great job ripping out our old tiles and putting in our new tiles. The shower now looks great, and is properly water proofed.
Maintenance ProsMaintenance Pros
Rahima Z.
He put tiles in my bathroom, and i couldn't ask for a better job. He made very good suggestions, I was very happy with the job.
“Shalom Tile”“Shalom Tile”
Michael B.
One of the best contractors I’ve worked with on Thumbtack. A++ Can’t wait to work with him again the next time we need some tile work done.
Goubar Tile and MoreGoubar Tile and More
Joseph R.
They did a good job installing a tile surround around my fireplace. Would highly recommend. Very prompt in responding, and communicated well throughout the entire project.
Maintenance ProsMaintenance Pros
Shalondra G.
So this was my before tiling and my after the sockets will be changed out to white but I’m excited and happy! My cabinets are next! Alfonso was awesome. Thank you ACS.
ACS Home SolutionsACS Home Solutions
Kelly C.
Maintenance Pros did a great job on our tile backsplash in our kitchen. Dan was a great communicator, and the team got the job done very quickly. The price was very reasonable for the job!
Maintenance ProsMaintenance Pros
Karolina c.
We are so thrilled with the work that was done! We had two bathroom walls tiled and the quality of the work is beyond excellent. We recommend ACS Home Solutions highly, super easy to work with and the finished product turned out amazing.
ACS Home SolutionsACS Home Solutions
Marsha C.
Not even sure where to begin. Alvin and Michelle were amazing. They came when they said they would, their price was really fair. Their work was above what I ever could imagined. These are the people to have all your tile work done by. Amazing Amazing Amazing
Ashia Tile, Marble & StoneAshia Tile, Marble & Stone
Mahroo A.
He was absolutely great to work with!! He took our vision and really brought it to life! Alan and his assistant worked so quickly to install backsplash for our kitchen. He was very courteous and respectful throughout the entire process. Great professional for your tile/stone needs!!
Flawless Tile Solutions and RepairsFlawless Tile Solutions and Repairs
Lauren A.
We had a wonderful experience working with the team. Our tile project turned out exactly as we wanted and it was completed in a very timely manner. The quality was better than we could have imagined for the price. Thank you for making our kitchen exactly what we wanted!!
L&Z ceramic's floorsL&Z ceramic's floors
Mohamed B.
Dan is great! Punctual, patient, and professional. His meticulous and provides very high quality work. He was able to come by and give an estimate for tiling a shower on short notice and his estimate was reasonable. He is easy to work with and has great attitude. Highly recommend Dan and his company Maintenance Pro!
Maintenance ProsMaintenance Pros
Chris W.
Dan was responsive and showed up on time everyday but the quality of work fell well below my expectations. I had to clean the haze off of the tile myself, the pattern is misaligned in several places, there are tiles missing where the cuts would have been smaller, grout is missing in places that required bending down to see, the caulk work is iffy and the edges are not straight. In addition to all that the brand new granite sink we had installed less than a week before the project began was not covered and required two hours of work with commercial strength haze remover, mineral spirits and granite sealer to restore the color. I’m going to have pay another professional to repair or replace the work when I have time to supervise.
Tirpack & Associates, Inc.Tirpack & Associates, Inc.
Steve G.
I’m really pleased with the tile/grout cleaning and sealing JCM did for us today. The men were very friendly and worked both quickly are carefully. I was impressed with the care they took to protect floors and walls, and also how they used a fabric piece that helped keep the cool inside and the bugs outside while they ran water in from the spigots. Give JCM a call and your floors will appreciate it!
JCM Cleaning Services & Carpet CleaningJCM Cleaning Services & Carpet Cleaning
Clemente L.
Dan and Blake were both awesome! I lucked out by choosing them to take care of my fireplace remodel. I recently purchased this house, and the fireplace was an eyesore. The mini mosaic tiles that I purchased were a challenge (crystal, opaque, etc.). Even the grout was a challenge. What Dan and Blake did with the project, and the materials I provided them with was fantastic! I included some before and after photos.
Maintenance ProsMaintenance Pros
Jay B.
Alan was absolutely fabulous! He is well worth the money and the awesome review! He took his time, he worked diligently and even stayed late until the job was done! Very creative with tile ideas and he built us another shower box along with the one we bought and by far his is better than the one we ordered! Will definitely be using him again soon! If you want quality with an awesome work ethic- he is definitely who you want! Thank you, thank you, thank you! God bless!
Flawless Tile Solutions and RepairsFlawless Tile Solutions and Repairs
Stefan W.
Aby came out to rebuild a shower. A previous contractor had started the job, but had messed up some of the work and never completed it. Within three days, Aby demoed the rest of the shower, poured a new custom concrete shower pan, and put in new tile. Any time extra work was needed (beyond the initial agreed upon price) he would always ask me about it and explain the pros and cons in a clear manner. After my nightmare experience with the pervious contractor, working with Aby was a real pleasure. Highly highly recommend if you need a new shower installed.
“Shalom Tile”“Shalom Tile”
Eric P.
We chose Stephen Coble for the job because he could do the work soon and had numerous 5 star reviews. He arrived at the job on time and completed the work on schedule. He worked hard, communicated clearly, and was very polite and pleasant. He tiled a bathroom floor and part of a wall in our older home. We were very satisfied with the result. The cost was a bit more than the original estimate, but that was OK because the work took extra time due to some complications that could not be anticipated. Overall we were very satisfied with the work, but we wish that cleanup had been more meticulous. There was much construction dust left in the bathroom, and Stephen left a sticky glue like residue on the bathroom mirror and on a door handle. We removed this with a scraper and some Windex. We will certainly contact Stephen when it's time for our next project.
Coble’s RemodelingCoble’s Remodeling
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