Our bathroom renovation is at a stand still yet again.
I was so excited that the tile workers were scheduled to start the work the Wednesday before New Year's eve. That meant my bathroom would be done by the 1st of the year. Well, we had some major setbacks and this is how my bathroom looks on January 2nd, 2017. What you are looking at is the shower with no tile. The place that we were using (Raby Tile) called us the night before the work was to be done and informed us that the tile guy was finishing up another job and would not be there until the next day. That meant work would be delayed by a day and that my husband only had one day to get his work done after they did the tile work. That was our first frustration.
Frustration number two Our next frustration came on Friday when the tile guy showed up to do the work. He looked at the drain on the shower and told us that the drain we had placed it would not work. We had to add more pipe for the basin we bought and that we needed a plumber to fix it in order for the work to start. I was not happy as we were told three times by the measuring guy that our drain was fine. Also, our plumber that we used was busy and we would not be able to get the work done that day. Thankfully the tile store found a plumber who was able to fix the pipe that day and we did not have to pay him, the tile store did.
Frustration number three The tile store told us that the tile worker would be completing the job Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. So when the tile worker came on Friday, I asked him if he would be working on Saturday and Sunday. He told me he would not be as it was a holiday weekend and he would finish the work on Monday and Tuesday. He also informed me that the tile store never told him that he would be working on the weekend. I let the measure guy, who was our go-to person, know about my frustration about this lack of communication. Now that meant my husband would not be able to complete his portion of the work until January 7th.
Frustration number four On Monday the tile guy shows up with the tile and some guys to do the work. He opens the boxes of tile up and we discover that the black tile that we ordered is a brown tile and not what we ordered. There also is not enough of the wrong tile to do the job even though the floor has been measured several times. We immediately call the store, only to discover that the warehouse is closed. We also found out that one of the employees saw the wrong tile on the order and assumed that since in was called Noche (night) it was a black tile. Hello, we ordered the Nero (black) tile and why did he not confirm this with the person who ordered the tile. Also, why did not the measure guy show us a sample of the tile when the order came in. The measure guy came to our house two times after the tile came it to confirm other items, one of which tile was going where. I had clearly said the black goes on the floor (never said brown.)
Frustration number five My dining room is filled with boxes and other items waiting to go into my bathroom so I can not use it. My bedroom has been cluttered since July and is even more cluttered with the vanity top. I have also rescheduled my work several times to accommodate the workers. I know I work at home but I have not been able to work as I have been dealing with all this mess.
Frustration number six My husband is ready to cancel the work with the tile store and return the items that we bought. That would delay the project even more as we would have to find another store to do the work.
So now I have no idea when my bathroom will be done. I just hope that the Raby Tile will fix the mess of the wrong tile mess up. We trusted them with the work of our bathroom as they had done our kitchen tile 12 years ago. Now I am beginning to wonder if we should have checked out other places. This has been a long frustrating remodeling project. I will hopefully, one day, be able to share with you pictures of my new completed bathroom.
Read previous posts about my bathroom renovation.