Hiring a tile installer for shower
My 6 year old tiled shower has a leak and needs to be totally gutted, and no one knows how much damage has been done under this leak until it is ripped out.
. I am struglgling with finding a contractor to handle this major job. I want to be able to purchase the tile myself. I enjoy shopping and I know how to find a deal. However, it seems that the contractors that I have met either are affilated with a store and want me to buy the tile from their store, which has a very limited selection and will mean ordering tile which i know will cost more. however, they have a patented system that they use to install showers and they will warrantee the work.
Or I could go with an independent contractor that will let me provide the tile, but doesn't seem to have much of a support system to handle contingencies.
any recommendations about this?
I hate to be limited in my tile selection, but I live in a small town. I had to settle for builders grade tile when i had this house built and the shower has to be redone 6 years later. I want to be satisfied this time.