TILING: What an easy job!


Do people realize how simple most projects are?
Craftsmen are thieves.
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Only if they aren't willing to fix their mistakes.
Anyone can do most projects. Most cannot correct mistakes after the fact!!!
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Post us a few pictures and let us judge the quality of your workmanship.
Heck I will even provide the space and bandwidth for those pics.
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How much do you (or your hubby) get paid to do your job?
I'm not a craftsman, I do most projects (including tiling, and many other harder things) myself. But you'll never hear me bitch about how much a craftsman costs. Most of them are asking fair wages for their time, insurance, business costs, etc.
-Tim
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sure anybody can paint too I have been in business 35 years and have seen homeowners quality work Hell , for those years I have fixed many of them I think, a true craftsman doesn't charge enough to put up with people with your attitude

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I'm assuming that was directed at the OP, not me? If you read the post you quoted I was *defending* contractors.
To be fair, DIY doesn't always equal "crap". I built a deck two summers ago. The city inspector was shocked to hear that we did all the work ourselves. He told us that he never had a homeowner deck pass on the first inspection, and that many contractors don't even pass on the first. As he signed off, he told us that we should be teaching classes to show contractors how to do good work!
Now I know that's the exception rather than the rule, and there's alot of crap quality DIY work out there. And we certainly spent a lot of time getting it right. But I was quite pleased with the results and even more pleased with the inspector's comments.
It's also unlinkely that "Mrs. Clean", who has displayed the tendency to be incredibly cheap in her other postings, did contractor-quality work. Heck she wouldn't even spring $25 for Consumer Reports to research thousands of dollars in appliance purchaces.
-Tim
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Some folks don't like paying for professional when what they do themselves will be enough.
Same reason I buy generic corn... why pay 10 cents extra when I'm happy with how the store brand tastes?
Not that all DIY is store-brand level...but I like to think that mine will be up to that point some day. ;-)
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I do-it-myself because I've never been happy with the result when I've paid someone else to do it. And knowledge carries forward.
Bob
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Bob F wrote:

That is either due to hiring practices, grand expectations on a half-grand budget, or ego. Ego is a fine thing. It's what makes you believe that your work is better than everyone else's. It's also what makes you believe that no one else's work is as good as yours. Unfortunately in essentially all of the cases neither of those things are true. Such is life.
R
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In my opinion it is because I pay attention to ALL of the details. I can take the time to do it right.
Of course, I could never make a living doing it.
Bob
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Bob F wrote:

There are contractors who pay attention to all of the details - even details you would never have thought of. These people do not come cheap and that is what I was referring to with the half-grand budget. Removing the value of your time from the equation is certainly one way to "balance the books". It's just not good accounting.
On the flip side, I think everyone should do projects around the house. The satisfaction is tremendous and should not be discounted.
R
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Since I am retired, I would have to disagree. If I didn't do-it-myself, I'd have to get a job to pay for it. NoWay.
But then, I retired young because I had always done it this way. It's great for saving.
Bob
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