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Thursday, October 14, 2010

I'm sitting here wondering if the tile installer thinks I am stupid or if he is stupid.

He's been working hard and the tile looks beautiful, but when he came to the last area (a separate area from the main job ~ just a small corner where the coffee machine goes) he called me to the room and told me that he didn't have enough tile to complete the project. He asked me what I wanted him to do. Um... get more tile. He just looked at me funny. I told him that the owner measured out the project, call him. As soon as I said that, he started remeasuring and recounted the remaining tile. OH -- now he has enough. I told him that he had to be extra cautious now -- no waste!

He completed that area and somehow has 7 extra pieces of tile. He asked me if I want to keep them. I paid for them... Yeah.

He has apologized a few times for making me worry; and part of me believes he is sincere about that. I just found it funny that as soon I mentioned the fact that the owner himself was the one that did the measurements he changed his tune. I have a feeling that he thought we did the measurements ourselves. I've always felt that they should do the measurements for that very reason. I don't want to measure wrong and have to assume accountability.

My three day project has now turned into four. The girl that scheduled everything thought the tiles would be sealed before installation. The owner said no, that they have to be sealed after they've been installed and the adhesive dries. The owner will be back in the morning to seal them. I can't wait to have my kitchen back!!!

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  • VENISEW1
    Good thing to know w/the measurement thing. You can always count on delays in renovations. Hope you post before and after pictures of all the work you've had done. I bet it looks awesome.
    3866 days ago
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