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Unread 12-20-2005, 11:34 PM   #1
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Pensacola, FL tile contractor needed

Hi, I'm in need of a tile contractor in the Pensacola, FL area. Have done the phone book thing and am not satisfied. Thank you, Paul
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Unread 12-21-2005, 12:03 AM   #2
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Hello Paul,
We have a few forum members writting in from Florida and I'm sure one or two of them will see your distress call. Whether they can help you or not is another story.
What sort of project do you have lined up? Is it the sort of thing that you'd consider tackling yourself if you had someone holding your hand?
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Unread 12-21-2005, 02:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Tiling kitchen and bath over plywood about 135 sq/ft. 16x16 in kithchen and 12x12 in bath. Have inquired about using 1/4 Hardi to keep height down and responses range from "don't use it, don't need thinset under backer, don't need taped joints. Other responses include don't need to use spacers (which I can understand to some degree), don't or will not use spectralock or any epoxy type grout. I just want what I want and a quailty job. Average price was $1.00 sq/ft to lay backer and $3.00 sq/ft for tile/grout. Paul
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Unread 12-21-2005, 03:59 PM   #4
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Not that I can do it but are the prices not right? Or is it they don't speak English. They are about the prices I use or close and are just about the mid range for FL. Be careful what kind of deal your getting. If you do your homework and know what to ask an installer you will be at best advantage.
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Unread 12-21-2005, 04:41 PM   #5
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Swamprat, sorry to hear good knowledgable help is hard to find, glad to hear your looking for some.
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Unread 12-21-2005, 07:07 PM   #6
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Hi Scott, I didn't ask for a certain price or ever say I want the best price, this is the average price of quotes I received. Yes, this average price is "right" as far as being the average amount I was quoted and if I read you post correctly this price is in your range. Maybe I'm not knowledgeable enough but I feel I have asked the right questions as evident from my first post. I'll pay a the going rate for quality work in my area, maybe a little more if the job is superior. I don't care if they can speak a lick of english as long as they can do the job. Thank you, Paul
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Unread 12-21-2005, 09:14 PM   #7
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Welcome, Paul.

I'm going to add your location to the title of this thread to grab some more attention.
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Unread 12-22-2005, 05:16 AM   #8
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Not sure if you got me wrong, just saying if take a couple of minutes to find some proper methods of install, you will know and be able to compare them to the install you may receive.
See if your tile guy climbs under the house to see the structure and floor framework. If he gives you a bid with out even questioning that it's a bad start. That should be the first thing he does. There are many things to watch for but you seem to know what most of them are. Good luck and if he speaks english he will understand when you say get me a beer before tile me out of a fridge.
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