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Old 10-11-2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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Wanting to tile a backsplash in kitchen but think I may just get a contractor to do it.
It's 50 sqft glass 1x2 brick style tile with mat backing 8 light switches to cut around there is some (30%) stone 1x2 mixed in with the glass tile.
I was quoted 4-5 hundred dollars labour, is that a fair preice?


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Wanting to tile a backsplash in kitchen but think I may just get a contractor to do it.
It's 50 sqft glass 1x2 brick style tile with mat backing 8 light switches to cut around there is some (30%) stone 1x2 mixed in with the glass tile.
I was quoted 4-5 hundred dollars labour, is that a fair preice?

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Old 10-11-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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That's quite fair--that is a difficult and time consuming type of tile to install---

Location influences price---

Is your contractor skilled?
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That's quite fair--that is a difficult and time consuming type of tile to install---

Location influences price---

Is your contractor skilled?
He's a stone mason by trade so I hope so,small town in bc not a major commute
18 inch high with a couple jogs around cupboards to 36 inches.
Thought it was a fare price just like a second opinion .


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I think it's fair--that tile is time consuming to set nicely and grout----Let us know how it turns out.
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sounds cheap to me. but prices vary by region and skill level. some tile guys charge 30 a sq ft and extra for each box they have to cut around. if he's a stone mason i would look around for a tile guy. but it's your dollar. i would be there when he starts then if he looks like he really doesn't know how to do tile you can stop him before he ruins all of it.

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Always good to stop before you ruin it.
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If you are having tile backsplash installed around a window with a sill and wide trim under it should you remove the trim ot leave it? I cannot visualize it.
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I usually remove the trim and install new on top of the tile---depends on how thick the original trim is----
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I was quoted 4-5 hundred dollars labour, is that a fair preice?
No it probably isn't a fair price. Too low!

50 ft. of glass/stone for $500 is nuts. If it was ceramic maybe. Do you know if they are real tile setters and know how much harder it is to do glass and or stone? Where did you find these people?

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