Bathroom tile pricing -- please help!
Our new master bath is ready to mudset and tile. Our GC had an original allowance of $3100 for mudset, shower wall/floor tile and bath floor tile. The tile guy he wants to use had an actual quote of about $4100. The GC got an alternate quote which works out to be $2900, but he doesn't like the guy as much and is pushing me to use the first guy (who is his "main tile guy"). When I asked why they were so different he said that cheaper guy hasn't worked as much so he is low balling his bid.
Here are the details of the shower:
Mudset the shower
About 130 sqft of subway tile for wall + part of shower seat + tub/vanity backsplash (2"x6")
About 15 sqft of shower floor mosaic (12"x12" mesh)
About 75 sqft of bathroom floor (6"x6" marble tile)
Any thoughts? Thanks!