We had a pretty stressful day with our tile contractor today.
So much that he decided to quit our job and come pick up his tools and took all of the tile
that he needed to finish our job! (250sq.ft.+ misc trim). He had paid for everything so far and never asked for an advance though we offered. He said he would leave it at the tile store and put a hold on it. I guess that means until he bills us which may whenever he feels like it. He also knows that we have a time deadline for remodel so I almost feel he's being spiteful.
To make a long story short he was annoyed by my questions and especially about my concerns regarding two cracks that we have in our concrete slab. He wasn't planning on using any membrane type material and said his Versabond acrylic thinset was fine and would flex if needed. Is that true?
He also kepted putting off buying the epoxy grout saying if I wanted 100% epoxy grout that Custom's 100% epoxy grout was not a true epoxy grout. Was he accurate?
And then there was the isssue about who would be setting the tile-in sink. Our tile contractor ended up pulling out the sink and leaving it on the floor saying the routing of the underlayment (the hardibacker board he installed) is up to the plumber. I wonder if we had the sink installed before the he started tileing if he still would've laid the tile with hardibacker and then toldl us the plumber would have to shim the sink up? He had cut the opening too far towards the rear which left a 3/16th" grout line in the front of the sink rather than the surrounding 1/8" grout line. He said there wasn't enough support in the rear to slide it forward.
Now we have job of finding a tile contractor who doesn't mind completing someone else's job and possibly go through a downtime waiting for their schedule to open up and for more tile to be shipped. The countertop and backsplash has been set but not grouted.. If we can't find anyone I wonder if anyone has ever used a contractor available through Home Depot