Misery Loves Company - DIY Not going as expected
I got all my materials and rented equipment and got going, then things began to go wrong ... adhesive was super messy, tiles were slipping, struggling to keep things level and grout lines straight. Spacers kept popping out and after 5 hours and only about 9 tiles placed, I lost confidence. I contacted another contractor to help bail me out. This one actually showed up but some of his cuts looked worse than mine and a scratch "magically" appeared on my new countertops! I stopped everything.
I'm embarrassed and so disappointed and now, I'm not so sure I even like the design! So now, I have about 1/5 of the area tiled and I don't feel I have it in me to try it DIY again. For the money I've spent so far, I could have paid someone to do it and be done with it. ...»