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Old 01-13-2010, 02:43 PM
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My granite guy (who has done work for quite a few folks on this forum) also does tiling.

I just had 2 bathrooms re done...floors and tub and shower surround and my kitchen backspash. I am thrilled with the results.

His name is Jason with The Polished Edge.

Vicki
Jason did some title in my house also, he did great work!
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:56 PM
 
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Thanks Vicki. I will give him a call as well.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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anyone ever use Portofino Tile in Cary? Any feedback?
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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what does a quality tile installer charge per sq ft?
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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anyone ever use Portofino Tile in Cary? Any feedback?
I would avoid Portofino. The owner is arrogant and their prices are high. There are lots of better options.

Here's who I recommend: Custom Installations

Or, go to Mosaic Tile off Yonkers Road in Raleigh. They don't have their own installers but they do have a great showroom with sample installations by independent contractors like the one I recommended above. It's a great place to get ideas and then find someone who has done work like what you're looking for. Also check out Best Tile in Raleigh.

As for installation cost, it really all depends on what size tile you're using, where you're installing it (e.g. floor/wall/backsplash/shower), how much prep needs to be done, etc.
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I think it is a fairly straight forward job. It is a 340 sq ft kitchen floor with 20" x 20" tile, diamond pattern. remove linoleum floor and place 1/4" cement board and away we go.

I had mixed feelings with Portifino
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:17 PM
 
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I think it is a fairly straight forward job. It is a 340 sq ft kitchen floor with 20" x 20" tile, diamond pattern. remove linoleum floor and place 1/4" cement board and away we go.

I had mixed feelings with Portifino
Assuming that you're using a porcelain or ceramic tile (not real stone) what you propose should work. But (always a but) it wouldn't hurt to just check the subfloor , especially the joist size and span, to make sure you meet the deflection spec for tile. A bouncy floor will lead to grout cracks and worse.

If the linoleum was glued to a sheet of luan that should also be removed.

Frank
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:26 AM
 
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David Campbell, DC Tile, 919-291-4446 the way to go. Professional, punctual, great prices.
I highly recommend.
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:33 AM
 
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David Campbell, DC Tile, 919-291-4446 the way to go. Professional, punctual, great prices.
I highly recommend.
That's who we used. I will agree with everything above except the "prices" comment. He's quite pricey but his work is worth it. I've never seen better quality work.
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:22 AM
 
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That's who we used. I will agree with everything above except the "prices" comment. He's quite pricey but his work is worth it. I've never seen better quality work.
It is called haggling. If you are good at it... you will get the price you want.
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