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In general I agree with all of this. But our experience with tilers says that nobody cares about the finish as much as my husband does, so DIY is best every time! He has even had to remove and resite tiles done by professionals to get the standard he wants. It takes forever as you say but the end results are worth it!

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This is timely reading for me...thanks so much; I appreciate the solid advice!

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Jayne M

My dad who was a builder who remodeled occasionally told me the same thing this article says- one big notable element to catch your eye and the rest as support players-simpler and less expensive.

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