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Cost and solution to fix uneven tiles

The contractor who remodeled our bathroom left the floor tiles uneven. The tiles are uneven making the floor look unattractive. We suspect that this occurred because the contractor did not lay all the tiles at...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post September 19, 2016
Pooling of water in dreamline shower pan

Had new shower and new pan with wall tiled in bathroom. I have a lot of water just sitting on my four curbs in shower. Also about 20 water spots in shower pan just siting there. Water is draining, but all ...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post December 10, 2016
Is it worth it to sue contractor for bad backsplash job?

I dislike the work a contractor did on tile backsplash. Want to sue. He claims he did what I told him to do but I relied totally on his opinion. Backsplash was tumbled travertine with brown grout. He told me ...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post April 26, 2016
Why replace all copper with PEX in bathroom plumbing renovation?

I noticed a different type of tubing from floor up to tub and further up to shower. I asked contractor why was this replaced. He responded with, "to avoid any freezing of pipes if furnace goes out."...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post March 4, 2016
Who is responsible for cost of tub replacement?

We had a tub installed about two years ago. Last fall we noticed 2 cracks on the base of the tub that seemed to be getting longer as time went on. The contractor who installed the tub looked at it and insisted...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post February 17, 2017
Replace tub/shower surround with larger surround

I want more room in the tub. How difficult is it to replace a 30" tub/shower surround with a 32"? Is it worth the trouble?...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post February 17, 2017
What % of total contract should be paid upon completion of the job?

I am doing a full rehab of a kitchen, bath, dining and sun rooms. I have a proposal in which only 3% of the contract amount is withheld until completion. This seems low to me? Is there a standard amount...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post April 17, 2016
Beverage Refrigerator in the Pantry

If I put a beverage refrigerator in my pantry, how do I keep it from over heating the pantry?...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post June 28, 2013
Underlayment?

I have a small kitchen with an above grade concrete floor. Would like to use sheet vinyl but it is too hard and cold by itself. Dri-core would not be too bad but is too thick and makes the kitchen look smaller...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post May 8, 2013
Shower Addition

Hi, In a typical or most of the time situation..... if I [add] a shower to an existing and remaining jacuzzi tub. Does this: A. Increase the Home Value B. Decrease the Home Value C. Neither Thanks in...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post February 17, 2017
Contract Forms for Plumbing

I'm getting my plumbing done from a licensed plumber, but he doesn't have insurance or his own company. He is ready to sign a contract but I don't know what to write in the contract. I'm going to pay him pa...

Number of Responses 21 Date of Last Post December 10, 2016
Re-pipe the plumbing in a townhouse

I have a townhouse with 2 bathrooms upstairs and a half bath downstairs. I want to re-pipe the whole plumbing. Can I make holes in my ceiling and uncommon walls? I have two common walls and I won't be t...

Number of Responses 14 Date of Last Post July 28, 2015
Cultured Marble to Drywall???

Cultured Marble to Drywall??? Hi All, A couple of years ago we had a shower installed to replace an old leaky tub. The contractor did a good job but failed to caulk around the exterior. Not sure why but ...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post December 18, 2012
Flooring choice

Many of the products post temperature limits. Do these limits apply to an unheated, unused cottage in New England? Or does this simply mean that when cold the flooring should not be used?...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post June 25, 2015
Laticrete floor warming sensor

Hi! I installed a floor warming mat in bathroom under marble floor. I purchased the thermostat after the fact, and it tells me that the sensor cable must be between wires on the mat! The floor is done! ...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post May 27, 2012
Plumbing

What would be the average cost to repipe old plumbing for 2.5 bathroom and kitchen with combine material copper PCV and PE?...

Number of Responses 7 Date of Last Post July 28, 2015
Kitchen Remodel

SO my question is, am I wrong to want a design for my kitchen remodel? How will I know what it is supposed to LOOK like if all I get is a bid? We have met with an Interior Design/Remodeling company 2 or 3 t...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post May 5, 2014
Replace drop-in sink with undermount

We currently have a drop in kitchen sink that I would like to replace with an undermount sink. Is this possible? We have a laminate countertop that I will not be replacing. How do I know if this will work, l...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post March 6, 2012
Replacing old tiled in sink with drop in sink

Will have to demo tile around old sink to remove. Husband wants to do work ourselves. 1. Do we have to tile in new opening first, then drop in sink? - we've never done tiling. Just small area around old s...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post March 6, 2012
Powder room

I'm thinking of putting an accessible powder room off a kitchen/livingroom space. I vaguely remember that there has to be two doors between toilets and kitchens, is that correct?...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post January 30, 2012
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