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Old 12-14-2013, 01:08 PM   #16
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I agree with the 7 items in your reply.

The only point I'm not clear on is #5 about the floor and how it's made. How thick is the deck mud gonna be in the shower, the transition and the bath floor?

The part about the size of the tiles on the bathroom floor should have been part of the contract. You're right that those little things are a pain in the butt to work with. It takes more time and he should be paid more if other sizes were anticipated. What was the agreement when you got the quote? Sometimes we don't mention things like that, but if you didn't mention small tiles prior to the quote, he'd have no reason to raise the issue.

Usually I get to eat the time to keep everyone happy. Only you guys know how that went.

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I have to retract what I said about #5 as I have just come to the realization that the floor has to come out. The step about having a pre-slope under the liner was skipped. The liner just sits on top of the old original uneven concrete basement floor. I have put a stop on everything until I get this all sorted out with my contractor.

The mosaic tiles are on 12" square backings. At the beginning the tile setter actually encouraged me to get mosaic for the shower floor, which I did, and when I got them I told him what I got and that it was for the whole bathroom. The agreement when I first got the quote was just a rate for levelling and tiling the floor. Nothing was specified about tile sizes for the bathroom, only for the rest of the basement.

To answer your question about the thickness of the deck mud, I don't know, nor do I know the current slope. bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:18 PM   #17
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I agree with the 7 items in your reply.

The only point I'm not clear on is #5 about the floor and how it's made. How thick is the deck mud gonna be in the shower, the transition and the bath floor?

The part about the size of the tiles on the bathroom floor should have been part of the contract. You're right that those little things are a pain in the butt to work with. It takes more time and he should be paid more if other sizes were anticipated. What was the agreement when you got the quote? Sometimes we don't mention things like that, but if you didn't mention small tiles prior to the quote, he'd have no reason to raise the issue.

Usually I get to eat the time to keep everyone happy. Only you guys know how that went.

Jaz
I have to retract what I said about #5. The floor you see in the photos has to be removed because it came to my realization that there is no pre-slope under the liner. I am in the middle of coming to an agreement with my contractor and will be moving forward from there.

About the thickness of the deck mud. I do not know how thick it will be. Once the current mess is taken out I'll measure the lowest point in the shower to the level bathroom floor. From what I gather, the slope to the drain should be 1/4" per foot.
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