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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-21-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,911
Posted By bmk
Thanks for all the replies guys. What I did was...

Thanks for all the replies guys. What I did was post an ad on CL and was very specific as to what I wanted. Out of about 10 replies I went with the guy who had a tile business and claimed to have...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-14-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,911
Posted By bmk
He told me I was screwing him and I said he...

He told me I was screwing him and I said he screwed me by lying about his ability to do the job correctly. I told him if I wanted a job like he did I would have called the guy on craigslist that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,911
Posted By bmk
I think that the reason a lot of the tiles where...

I think that the reason a lot of the tiles where the sheets meet are crooked could be from grouting before it dries. you can adjust them with your hand but if the thinset isn't dry then they can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,911
Posted By bmk
He quoted me $320 in labor. Here is something...

He quoted me $320 in labor. Here is something posted directly in my job ad:

"I need someone who does strictly tile for a living that has plenty of experience with glass tile. If this doesn't...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,911
Posted By bmk
I couldn't find that anywhere, but from what I...

I couldn't find that anywhere, but from what I found on this forum the only circumstance that you can grout the same day is if you use rapid set thin set. I'm sure one of the experts on here can...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,911
Posted By bmk
The bad spots where the tile grout line is not...

The bad spots where the tile grout line is not the same size or where some of them are crooked are only where one piece of mosaic meets the other, and not in any other spots. If the sheets were bad...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,911
Posted By bmk
a few more

a few more
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,911
Posted By bmk
I said something to him and he said he can still...

I said something to him and he said he can still adjust it. Well when I went back he had already grouted (isn't it a no no to grout the same day? he used mastic). I'm attaching two pictures, let me...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,911
Posted By bmk
Yes sorry I didn't mention that. They are mesh...

Yes sorry I didn't mention that. They are mesh backed mosaic sheets. The tiles on the sheet if I had to guess are something like 3" x 1" rectangle and on the end half of them hang off like 1" or so...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-13-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,911
Posted By bmk
Glass tile grout lines

I had someone do a glass tile backsplash and had to rip it down because the way they lined up the irregular shaped interlocking tile. So I hired someone who does tile for a living and am paying more...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-27-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,380
Posted By bmk
Need tile setter in Lexingon, KY

for a friend, if anyone knows anyone good and affordable please post contact info.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 02-16-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By bmk
around here for $150 you get the entire tub...

around here for $150 you get the entire tub reglazed
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-30-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 988
Posted By bmk
Removing thinset off basement floor

i have about 30-40 square ft of thinset thats on a basement floor on a house im rehabbing. i'm looking for a simple fix for it, there was a bathroom with a real amateur tile job (they had about 20...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-09-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,233
Posted By bmk
yeah you're right, a good worker is hard to find...

yeah you're right, a good worker is hard to find with anything, but if you screen them good and keep looking you'll find one eventually. i had a really good one before that did flawless work but he...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,233
Posted By bmk
yeah they were, and some of the areas had double...

yeah they were, and some of the areas had double joists where there was 2 boards right next to each other, not too sure what thats called exactly. oh and i forgot to mention the plywood was also...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,233
Posted By bmk
yeah theres some really high end stuff there. ...

yeah theres some really high end stuff there. this isnt in a ritzy area, but i like to spend a little bit of extra $ on the tile and cabinets since thats what sells the house, and while the job...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,233
Posted By bmk
i bought the tile from the great indoors for $4 a...

i bought the tile from the great indoors for $4 a sq ft. he lined 5 tiles up on a straight edge for me to show me that they were out of square and at the end of it one was a small gap from the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 12-08-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,233
Posted By bmk
Will cheap stone cause this?

i bought 12x12 travertine. My tile guy said the floor wasnt level enough so i bought 3 bags of slc to do the entire 120 sq ft kitchen floor. he then said the tile wasnt square enough because i...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-22-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,258
Posted By bmk
if you dont need the heat, i would suggest...

if you dont need the heat, i would suggest getting a storage space. i know a guy in livonia that runs a glass block business out of a very large storage space thats about the size of a 2 car garage....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By bmk
wow awesome site dave, have you ordered from them...

wow awesome site dave, have you ordered from them before? good experiences? bad experiences? the shipping seems like it wouldnt be worth it on the big stuff, but for $6.99 on mesh travertine...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By bmk
Whats the most popular stone?

im about to do 3 bathrooms and 2 kitchens on houses i bought to flip and want to get an affordable tile that stands out from the rest that will appeal to the majority of people looking at the houses....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-22-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,712
Posted By bmk
ive always cleaned with muratic acid in the past...

ive always cleaned with muratic acid in the past and had great results
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2008, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By bmk
cool, thanks for the help i really appreciate it.

cool, thanks for the help i really appreciate it.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-18-2008, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By bmk
anyone know any other sites? i tried the other...

anyone know any other sites? i tried the other one mentioned in this thread, and was just referred to as a "dickhead cheapo homeowner". seems as if they are hurting for work and take it personal if...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By bmk
thanks for the advice, and i signed up to that...

thanks for the advice, and i signed up to that floormasters site, looks pretty good.
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