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Unread 08-15-2006, 03:00 PM   #1
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Seeking Tile Setter in Roanoke Rapids/Littleton North Carolina

Not sure if this is the correct place for this posting, but here goes.

I'm looking to find a competent tile setter for an upcoming bathroom remodel. The job is near Littleton, North Carolina at Lake Gaston. This is about 60 miles from Raleigh/Durham on the Virginia/North Carolina border.

The floor will be 18" limestone with glass mosaic inserts. A limestone subway tile on the shower walls with 8x8 tiles on the diagonal patterned in - or perhaps a more elaborate mural. The shower floor will be a white 'river stone' (quarter to half-dollar size exposed stones). There will also be some niches in the shower.

The floor will support the stone, but unfortunately it is a plywood subfloor and the floor height won't allow for a mud bed under the 18" floor tiles.

This is a rare case where cost will take a back seat to quality, but even so I don't know how to go about finding a master tile setter for this job. I've laid enough tile to know that this job will be difficult and am a bit concerned that those I've spoken with tell me the job is 'no problem', but none have been able to show me a project they've done with similar materials or this degree of complexity. Perhaps I'm being too cautious, but any advice from you pro's on finding another pro tile setter would be greatly appreciated.

Anticipated Thanks,

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Unread 08-15-2006, 03:06 PM   #2
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My suggestion,look moreso for a stone mason,verses a tile setter.
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Unread 08-17-2006, 05:26 PM   #3
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Rob dropped you a meesage concerning your job and would like to talk in more depth about it

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