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Old 05-16-2017, 11:13 PM   #16
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Ok....here is THE Quote I was waiting on ......please weigh in. Thanks

Recommended by tile shop.. commercial and residential, lots experience with epoxy and quartzlock. Licensed and insured. Please let me know what you think. Thanks!
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:41 PM   #17
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Please help me vet this installer/quote. Thanks!

Recommended by my local high end tile shop. Does commercial and residential work. Experienced with epoxy grout. Licensed, bonded, insured. Said he has had the same team who work jobs with him for many years.

Felt the price was a bit high, but it seems the only thing I have to buy is the tile, which I believe I can use his discount for. Was thinking it was weird he didn't itemize though. His verbal quote before seeing my actual bathroom as I described my budget and project was $2100. then when he came out he remarked that this would be a really straightforward job which leaves me wondering why the increase.

What do you think? Does this seem like a fair price from a quality installer or.......?
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:59 PM   #18
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From my reading of the estimate, it looks like he is doing a quality job. I can't speak to the reasoning for the price increase. Looks to me like a good deal.

What I can say is the price seems quite low considering what I would charge. But then again I'm expensive.
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:24 PM   #19
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Price seems fair. I don't itemize all my quotes either, the problems arise when a customer sees you complete a section that is itemized and wonder why it costs X amount of dollars and it only took me Y amount of time.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:36 PM   #20
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Looks good to me as well. Maybe ask for a reference from a past customer of the installer.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:54 PM   #21
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Quick correction, Paul. You are not expensive, you just know what your worth.

As to the quote, it's low for what I would charge.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:15 AM   #22
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Conundrum during install....

Hi again everyone,

So i got my quote for install with herringbone pattern. Now my installer says he wants to do a right angle herringbone not a diagonal herringbone and that diagonal will cost extra. I am a bit miffed as I thought traditional herringbone WAS diagonal and didn't feel I had to specify that I wanted diagonal herringbone. There was no previous discussion on this until now. What do you guys think? My main concern is I have a very small and narrow bathroom and I thought the right angles would make it worse, hence why I wanted herringbone in the first place.

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Now my installer says he wants to do a right angle herringbone not a diagonal herringbone...
I'd need a photo of what each of you is talking about to even enter that discussion, Chrissy.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:51 AM   #24
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Pics of diagonal vs right angle herringbone....

The first is diagonal herringbone (Google herringbone and this is what most pictures will show)

The second is right angle herringbone sometimes called straight herringbone.

The last is pic of my old bathroom. The floors were a lot worse then they looked in these pics.

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OK, same pattern, different orientation. Both are herringbone.

He'll have a lot more cuts with your desired orientation and he may get confused in laying it out and he may well want to charge extra if his bid was for the "right angle" orientation. If it was not made clear and his bid was for herringbone and you wanted it in your diagonal orientation, y'all have a bit of a communication problem. I generally like those to end up in favor of the customer whenever possible, and this would be one such situation. He knows you didn't want what he wants to do, which is take the easy way out.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Chrissy,
I'm in Northern VA and that seems like a low price. Just search for a "Certified Tile Installer" (CTI) they are your best bet for installing proper waterproofing and experienced with epoxy grout. You get what you pay for. I have been to many leaking shower pans that were put in less than 10 years ago by the lowest bidder. Good Luck!!


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Please weigh in on my floor. It has not been grouted yet.

What do you guys think? Is this a solid job? I am no expert. I want to know if we are on the right track before my tiler grouts as he is using epoxy. Thanks.
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What's with the small tile/ huge grout joint in the first and last pic?

Ooo...it's in the 3rd pic too! Found Waldo!
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What would you suggest I tell this guy?

He has already laid the thin set and it will dry by tomorrow morning. Is he going to need to rip the whole thing out and start over? He has one whole box left unopened. It's not like he ran out of tile. Plus, there is plenty of this tile in stock. I could always get more. I told him not to compensate by making the joints too wide and he laughed and said of course not it will all be 1/8 joint.

I feel sick. He is doing all this while we are at work. We used our vacation up last week prepping everything and can't be home to watch him.
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To me it just looks funky. Maybe it's the pattern in the tile that's throwing me off or the angle of the pic. The grain of the "wood" seems like it's going in the opposite direction of the others.

Other than that one tile, that pattern looks like it came out ok.
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