04-19-2017, 03:20 PM
661 "wet saw really makes them fly"
04-19-2017, 06:41 PM
662 - Extremely unlikely, even if you are extraordinarily skillful and patient, if you're talking about normal wall tiles. Almost as unlikely with marble or travertine. But, honestly, if they're using standard "white ware" wall tiles, a manual tile cutter is faster than even the wet saw.
Originally Posted by TheCaptain
How did you find the good crew?
04-20-2017, 10:28 AM
663 - They were originally recommended by the designer we worked with at The Tile Shop. We passed at first because we wanted to keep all the subcontractors under the General Contractor. Well, as you know that didn't work out so well. Now to be fair his plumbing and electrical subcontractor work has been top notch so far.
Originally Posted by DaveInMesa
NOW the new guy is trying to convince us to switch from Laticrete in the steam shower to something else (newer). Ummm, no. I did my homework, even went on to tile specialist forums and Laticrete is the gold standard for steam showers. Yes, it's a ***** to work with from the comments, but I'm not changing my mind. Maybe the new stuff is just as good, but I can't find much out there in terms of real working man commentary yet.
I'm a bit of a bulldog when I make up my mind. DH (the husband) was ready to cave claiming the contractor knows best, but I'm not budging on this. Not willing to save them some time now for a potential failure 15-20 years from now.
04-20-2017, 04:19 PM
664 - Good for you! Contractors are all full of shiii.... opinions. There's always something new coming along, and you NEVER want to be among the first to try it.
Originally Posted by TheCaptain
04-21-2017, 09:27 AM
665- Good morning everyone!
Tile is all in. Floor is grouted. They are supposed to finish the grout today and in theory I will come home to a fully tiled bathroom. Yes, they have done a very nice job with the tile. Even came up with some design elements which are better than our tile shop lady.
OTOH these guys are messy and don't really clean up that well after themselves. Scratch that, they barely clean up after themselves. No way in hell are they making me their B**** and forcing me to clean up their mess. I'm hoping to come home to a reasonably clean job site or there will be a discussion.
More news to follow tomorrow.
04-21-2017, 09:58 AM
666 - I guess it is conducive to be there at times to supervise ... time can be used to sharpen ...
04-21-2017, 10:36 AM
****! I missed 666...
667 - Yea, well if it weren't a quarter end close right now I'd be there. I work for a publicly traded company and we have to file with the securities and exchange commission so there are very hard deadlines. I'll be working at least one day if not two this weekend.
Timing was awful. Specifically I'm a tax accountant so my life doesn't really exist until after April 15th (or later if you work for a public company like me). Our kitchen job went off with very little supervision last year so I was kind of expecting the same.
04-21-2017, 10:56 AM
668 Good morning all. Vicky good luck with the clean up.
666 now THAT was a milestone LOL
04-21-2017, 11:28 AM
Best of luck Captain
04-21-2017, 03:07 PM
670 - I've had trouble with all kinds of workmen not cleaning up, and some of them leaving cigarette butts all over my yard.