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Unread 05-23-2010, 06:35 PM   #1
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Looking For Someone In Memphis,Tn To Tile 3 Rooms

Hello everyone,

I have been on this site for 9 hours today lurking. Wow, you guys have mad skills. Anywho, my house flooded 3 weeks ago today due to 8" of rain falling in less then an hour

After I shop vac'd up the water I ripped up the 3 rooms that were carpeted. I am tired of carpet, so I'm thinking of just laying tile thoughout the 3 rooms that were carpeted(living room & 2 bedrooms.) This house is a 3 br 1.5 ba 1,200sq ft ranch house built in 1960. The rest of the house is terra cotta

Anyway, what I am looking for is someone who may wanna tackle this job. I will be happy to purchase all the materials(with your giudance)and pay cash for the labor

If anyone knows someone in the Memphis, Tn area that may be intrested in this job I would appreciate it. Also, if you know of any hack tile ppl I would appreciate that info as well

Thank You for your time

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Unread 05-23-2010, 06:51 PM   #2
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Hi Gordon,

Welcome to the Forum.

I have moved your thread over to the Pro Hamgout where you'll get more visibility.
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Unread 05-23-2010, 07:15 PM   #3
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Welcome Gordon - I think Hammy is in your area. Hang in there.
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Unread 05-23-2010, 07:15 PM   #4
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If he's not swamped, pun intended, Brad Denny could be your man.

edit- or hammy!
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Unread 05-23-2010, 07:28 PM   #5
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Wow, how cool. Thank you all for the quick response. I was just looking at you guys pets section. lol

Marge, thanks for putting my thread in its proper place. Sorry about that

johntrent, So Hammy may be my man for this job huh. Cool beans

madronatile, I see you have a sense of humor. Thats good, you will need it putting up with me(j/k) So, if Hammy is to covered up(I don't mind waiting a bit) Brad Denny you say is very good at his craft? Awesome

Again, thanks for the quick response. I wouldn't even mind helping with the grunt work on this. I am very good at tearing things up
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Unread 05-23-2010, 07:31 PM   #6
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Gordon, no need to apologize...that's why we are here.
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Unread 05-23-2010, 10:00 PM   #7
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I've sent a PM Gordon.
Hammy may like to come over and knock that out for ya, send him a PM.


Thanks for remembering me Matt.

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Unread 05-24-2010, 04:33 AM   #8
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As far as tile goes, you can't beat a full bodied porcelain tile (one that is the same color all the way through) for durability. Dunno what's out there to compliment the terra cotta look, but any kind of porcelain, even glazed with a "topping" is going to be purty strong.
HD, Lowe's, and places like Buy Floors Direct and the like may be cheaper, but look there first and find something you love, then go to an actual distributor such as Daltile or Louisville Tile (I think they have a branch in your area?) to see if there isn't a better deal.
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Unread 05-24-2010, 07:45 AM   #9
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Oh I just realized, it was Hammy who sent me here. He recommended this site thru another forum we both belong to

Brad, I appreciate your advice. Sounds pretty reasonable to me. I was initially thinking to go with a laminate type of wood floor for the remaining 3 rooms of my home that are not terra cotta

I have absolutely no experience doing anytype of flooring, but I have a funny feeling this is all about to change

I would imagine, I will be making some ridicolously easy to answer threads in the near future. Please bare with me. Again, thank you all for your support

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Unread 05-24-2010, 01:19 PM   #10
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Hi gang....... Im here, been REAL BUSY last few days putting a sales presentation together. You guys got to see it. Yes I did actually send her here. Brad is 3 hours away. Im about 3.5 to 4 hours away.

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Hammy, curious to see what kind of presentation you were putting together
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Unread 05-24-2010, 03:39 PM   #12
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Gordon,

Sent you a PM with some contact information.

I do not have any available time until probably end of July, beginning of August. If you can wait, I'd be happy to give you an estimate.
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Unread 05-24-2010, 03:52 PM   #13
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You might try Memphis Tile. Contact Ricky Cox, (no relation) They are Five Star Contractors of the National Tile Contractors Association. In fact he is on board of Directors of the NTCA. his number is 901-794-4636. Tell him who referred him and he might make time for you. Or he might hang up on you. They are good people.
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I just had an idea. Why dont you start a jobs posting section. Seems lately folks are stopping by looking for a tile or stone setter. Kind of our own Monster.com.
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Unread 05-24-2010, 04:24 PM   #15
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Since we have had a bit of experience round these parts with flooding, I would reccomend through body porcelain or natural stone such as slate or granite . With slate make sure you pick a decent one.

Stay away from marble as it will probably stain from the next flood

Make sure to have 100% coverage on the backside of the tile. This is to ensure you don't get water trapped under the tile from flooding.

An excellent sealant of course.

When you go to clean the floor after the next flood, use a HydroScrub along with a pressure washer and shop vac. Very little soap is needed. Let dry a week and seal as normal
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