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Unread 03-28-2016, 11:00 AM   #1
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Looking for a good tiler in SF Bay area

Hi there,

I have an old house, with wonky, out of plumb walls. Maybe by about 1/4". I want to do a simple subway tub surround, bit I am concerned with how it will look. I am hoping a good tiler can do reasonably attractive corners?

I have an old corner tub, so there is only one corner to worry about tiling. I just really want it to look reasonably nice.

Can you recommend anyone in my area?

What are reasonable questions for me to ask? Should I ask what the layout will look like? How good/bad the corners will look? Can a corner shelf work well if the corner isn't square?

Can the wall be built up a bit? One guy told me thinset cannot be used for this. Another guy told me he could do it, and assured me "it won't look like a hack job." I'm not sure if "not a hack job" is the standard I should be aiming for.

What red flags should I listen for in the answers?

I'm so nervous and worried about this. Here is a photo I found online of a similar problem to mine. I do NOT want my corner and shelf to look like this:
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Thank you!
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Unread 03-28-2016, 12:03 PM   #2
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Moving this thread over to the Pro's Hangout.

Here's Frans project thread.


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Unread 03-28-2016, 07:23 PM   #3
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Jeremy Frolick, we've done few jobs together and he is great tiler.
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