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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.

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. 

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.  

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.

Can you tile over a tile backsplash?

Yes, you can tile over your existing kitchen backsplash if you want a fresh, new look. This will only work if the surface is smooth and there are no cracked or uneven backsplash tiles in the wall. If you have a few problem tiles, simply remove and reinstall them before you tile over the wall. 

In general, it’s better to start with a blank wall. However, you may save time by simply tiling over your existing tile backsplash. When in doubt, always consult a tiling professional.

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 Columbus tile installers
Ben G.
Did a solid job. We had a small shower that they demo'd and installed new tile in two days.
OBC FlooringOBC Flooring
Chad J.
Hired MV flooring to install tile in my bathroom. Super efficient, clean, reasonably priced and friendly. No complaints.
MV FlooringMV Flooring
Thumbtack Customer
I was nervous about my kitchen tile installation. Tony made it very easy for us and the tile looks absolutely spectacular! Tony is hard working, knowledgeable, and committed to getting the job done right. Thanks Tony!
Abstract Homes LLCAbstract Homes LLC
Mark B.
Ortiz Bravo did an excellent job of replacing our kitchen backsplash. If we have more tile to install, we will invite them back.
OBC FlooringOBC Flooring
Stacy E.
Very happy with the tile installation. Jim was responsive and took great care not only in the job but also to keep our house clean. Would gladly hire again.
The House DoctorThe House Doctor
Tim S.
Manny installed tile in three of our apartments. He installed tile in the kitchen area, the main living area, the bathroom, and the closet. Manny showed up exactly when he said he would and finished the work within the time specified. He was very reliable in terms of getting the work done and working around other contractors. The bill was about 7% higher than the estimate but we discussed it and we felt that was very fair due to some unanticipated old carpet adhesive. The adhesive removal took several additional hours per unit. His attention to detail surpassed what we needed really, but at a very reasonable price. The tile is now probably the nicest part of the building. Thanks, Manny!
Pegasus Floor & TilePegasus Floor & Tile
Angel T.
They did an excellent job on installing a tile shower surround with two niches and a feature stripe, new floors, installing new baseboards, and backsplash around our new vanity! We are extremely pleased with their work. Everything was done with quality workmanship and the price was very fair. We plan to hire them again for another bathroom! Highly recommended!
OBC FlooringOBC Flooring
Alyssa D.
This team did a great job on tiling our fireplace and kitchen. We were quoted quickly, they picked up our materials, and got the job done in a day and a half. They were cognizant of us having a 5 month old baby and were very quiet while doing the install which didn’t disrupt our little one’s naps! The finished product turned out beautifully. We will definitely hire again for any future tiling needs.
Tile and flooring experts LLCTile and flooring experts LLC
Michaela W.
Corey did two projects for us. The first was a tile backsplash in our kitchen. He was incredibly affordable and the backsplash looks wonderful! We then hired him to partially finish a room in our basement to turn into a bedroom. He built out two walls, installed drywall and painted as well as added electric outlets, can lighting and painted the ceiling. Great work! We’ll be keeping his number around for future projects. Thanks again!
Cap City CustomsCap City Customs
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