who do I conact to tile my bathroom?

Semidevil

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So I want to replace the carpet in my bathroom with tile.

who would I contact for this? I dont know category to look under in the phonebook.

"contractors???"

this is in Oklahoma.
 

BoomerD

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General contractor, tile contractor, Home Depot, Lowes, No idea what you have for options there, so start with "tile" in the phonebook.
 

BoomerD

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In the 70's, my in-laws had their house re-carpeted...and carpeted both bathrooms AND the kitchen...WTF? But, it was their house, and what they wanted...and the M.I.L. was a meticulous housekeeper, so there was never any problems with it.
 

bctbct

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you want a tilesetter, dont hire a GC as they will hire a tilesetter and markup the price so you pay more.
 

flamingelephant

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If you weren't in Oklahoma you could contact me.... Tiling isn't too difficult for a decent DYI'er. Just don't skimp on the subfloor, unless you want to be doing it again in 2-3 years
 

compuwiz1

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Originally posted by: moshquerade
ask co-workers, friends, parishioners for referrals. "who does your tile work?"

Ah, yes...practice a bit of whoism. :)

 

BigJ

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Originally posted by: BoomerD
General contractor, tile contractor, Home Depot, Lowes, No idea what you have for options there, so start with "tile" in the phonebook.

No. Just trust me on this one.
 

wyvrn

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Finding a good contractor is hard. First, get at least 3 estimates. Usually 2 will be legit and 1 will not, so you ensure you don't get scammed by just calling one person.

Second, check at least 3 references. Even ask to see the work previously performed. Thirdly, check the company name at www.bbb.org just to make sure there are no filed complaints.

Worst case, go to Home Depot and hire them. They will charge a bit more, but they qualify all their contractors so you have very little worries about getting ripped off. I had Home Depot install about 1000 square feet of carpet which I purchased at their store, and they did a really great job. It was not as expensive as you would think and the peace of mind was worth it. I can do my own work, but didn't have time to do this particular job.

Good luck !
 

Greenman

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Originally posted by: wyvrn
Finding a good contractor is hard. First, get at least 3 estimates. Usually 2 will be legit and 1 will not, so you ensure you don't get scammed by just calling one person.

Second, check at least 3 references. Even ask to see the work previously performed. Thirdly, check the company name at www.bbb.org just to make sure there are no filed complaints.

Worst case, go to Home Depot and hire them. They will charge a bit more, but they qualify all their contractors so you have very little worries about getting ripped off. I had Home Depot install about 1000 square feet of carpet which I purchased at their store, and they did a really great job. It was not as expensive as you would think and the peace of mind was worth it. I can do my own work, but didn't have time to do this particular job.

Good luck !

I would never, under any circumstances, have Home Depot do anything to my house.

For tile work get references from friends, if that doesn't work go to the local tile supplier and ask them for a couple names.
 
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look up Dal-Tile in the phone book and see if there is one near you. Call them and ask for a list of recommended contractors.
 

imported_Imp

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Home Depot. If you don't want to go through the hell that are contractors, just pay more for Home Depot or a reputable store. But above all else, get shit down in writing (we didn't for some retarded reason, got effed).
 
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Originally posted by: Greenman
Originally posted by: MikeyIs4Dcats
look up Dal-Tile in the phone book and see if there is one near you. Call them and ask for a list of recommended contractors.

Dale doesn't give referrals.

Read here. http://consumerist.com/consume...rs-problems-320959.php

I'm pretty sure ours does. My brother in law works there, and I seem to recall him saying they had a list of contractors they provide people.
 

SampSon

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Talk to your neighbors and family members to get personal referrals.
Don't just finger someone in the phonebook.