I have a question.........I have always been of the opinion when you hire a contractor, you pay for labor, and whatever the materials are you pay the actual cost. I recently had a bathroom done, and the contractor saved all his receipts, showed them to be, so I knew exactly what the cost of supplies were. Several months ago I hired a different contractor, who did my tile floor in hallway and kitchen, on his estimate he quoted me $1200 for expoxy grout, (I thought that was high but I didn't question it) later while the job was in progress I found out the cost of the grout was actually $600, when I questioned him about it, he gave me some lame excuse that he has to use his own buckets and sponges which he didn't charge me for ($600 for sponges???? ) so I ended up paying the $1200 and felt violated....so is this normal procedure for you guys to over charge customers on marterial? or did I get scammed?