Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Held Up & Just Our Luck!

Good Morning~  Thought I would pop in and give a quick update....I haven't posted new pictures of our progress because there really hasn't been much progress!   Well, let me back up.   There has been progress just not quality progress!   We finally had the tile installed prior to Christmas.  We are very disappointed in how the tile was installed!  I'm not 100% convinced the guy who installed our tile does it for a living???   When someone is hired through your contractors you would think they would make sure to hire someone who is going to do a good job!  From the second he walked into our home he seemed very unsure of himself.  (maybe he was just shy, I don't know?)   He didn't come with the proper wet saw!  But rather a small hand held saw, probably appropriate for some tile jobs.  The tile we chose for the majority of the backsplash was a natural stone, gray tones in a "subway tile" formation.  So, the tiles came on a 12x12 mesh sheet BUT the tile shop still suggested the need for spacers in order to keep the tiles level and even etc.... We bought all of the necessary supplies for the job.  Well, low-and-behold the tile guy didn't feel the need to use the spacers.  Evidently he felt he had "skillz" and it was beneath him to use spacers.  Guess what....Joey should have used the spacers we provided!  I have roughly 80 pieces of blue tape marking the areas where our tiles are not evenly spaced or crooked!  Above the ranges we used the glass tiles (pictured in a previous post) and a 2" framing tile.  He pretty much messed that up too.  The frame is not evenly spaced.  The corners are not mitered nicely (he used his handy-dandy hand saw).  This area should have been a feature rather than a cluster *&%$#!.   We ran out of tiles, so he was unable to finish the butlers pantry area....the tiles that are installed have not been grouted yet, which is a good thing because the way it looks now, is not acceptable!  So chances are they'll be ripping it out and replacing it.  Which, I dread and wish did not have to happen BUT I think by adding grout is only going to make those uneven/crooked areas look even worse!!!!  
I'm still trying to get our house in order.  The holidays threw me off.  And now not having the kitchen complete I just don't feel I should decorate anywhere.  The office area, front room, dining room, 1/2 bath and mud room all need to be decorated.  But I need to take down the Christmas decorations first before I drag with anything else.
Still waiting for our faucet.  It's been a month now!  They installed it but it leaked water from the hose so they had to re-order that....well, guess what....when it "supposedly" came in, it came in the wrong finish.  Keep in mind our sink arrived and that "supposedly" came in scratched so they had to re-order that....which held up the install of the granite.  Are we seeing a pattern here????
Anyway....that is where we are at right now.  Unfinished & Unhappy with the way things are panning out!   You pay an arm-and-a-leg for labor, products and "contractors" fees and you end up with unsatisfied customers!  Makes me crabby!  
I'll post pictures....soon, I hope!