I am not going to do business with them moving forward, so I do appreciate all of your feedback on this. I'm looking for a tile company that believes in customer service.
@Deborah - LA tile works sounds perfect. I will check them out. Thank you.
@Ron - I just called Synder Diamond and they don't do much in tiles. Thank you though.
Most tile stores only offer tile; some do both. Those that only do tile will often recommend installers, but remember some of them are getting kickbacks for recommending people they know.
Not sure if there is a Floor Coverings International near you - we do both material + labor. If not, focus on a tile sotre, not a kitchen & bath store - you'll bprob have more variety and better pricing for the tiles.
I love LA Tlleworks. They have designer glass, subway, travertine, heath ceramic....etc.....! Great installers and design assistance. Can't go wrong.
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Second, Hire a quality tile person.
Here is a good question to ask...What is an expansion joint?
if they don't know, then they don't know their profession.
Answer: an expansion joint is a 1/8 inch gap between the tiles and the wall or 2 large areas of tile to allow for the house settling, etc. otherwise, tile will crack or bow up.
As for materials I like to go to Bedrosians in Anaheim, its a little further out but they stock a lot of quality stuff, plus they're in the tile mile so there are other stores to choose from.
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I like Snyder Diamond... http://www.snyderdiamond.com/ they tend to be expensive, but you can get ideas there and then try to do your own version of it that fits the budget...
Tile, fixtures, color, light and design all have to gel together to create a "wow" bathroom experience.
Please don't make the mistake of buying very expensive tiles and then install the tiles yourself or have a friend doing it (unless they are truly experts). The quality of the workmanship is paramount...
Best of luck!
Ron Escobar, MBA
Broker & General Contractor