A $400 ceramic tile replaced a Richmond apartment’s marble bathroom tile.
Now the owner wants the tile removed, and the city wants to buy it.
But with a $500 replacement price tag, this might be a good deal for someone with a less expensive project.
Richmond is one of three cities to use ceramic tile in a residential or commercial space.
They also use marble in those spots, but this is a $2,500 tile replacement.
It’s cheaper than buying a marble tile.
The ceramic tile was installed in a bathroom in a rental unit in downtown Richmond.
The tile was removed in March of this year.
It has since been removed.
The city told ABC News the tile had to be removed because it was not installed properly, which is why it was removed.
City Manager Mike Phelan said the city paid about $1,000 for the ceramic tile to replace the original.
The owner wants a refund for the $500.
“I don’t know why I’m paying $500 to have the ceramic removed, but I am,” said the homeowner, who did not want to be identified.
The tile is now listed on eBay for $849.
The Richmond City Council approved a resolution in March asking the Richmond Board of Supervisors to sell the property for a refund.
It said the $1.3 million renovation would be financed by the city.
City Council President Ben Stuckart said the resolution was about getting a refund on the cost of the ceramic.
“There’s a $1 million dollar renovation that we can do, and we can’t just spend $1 in the public realm, so I think that’s something that’s important,” Stuckard said.
Phelan says there’s no timeline for when the city will get the ceramic back.