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Old 12-01-2017, 03:47 PM   #106
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Old 12-01-2017, 04:15 PM   #107
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If this wasn't being done under warranty I'd certainly do it myself; in fact you guys helped me through a schluter shower in my previous home.
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Old 12-01-2017, 04:34 PM   #108
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How do you prefer to deal with build up at the bottom edge? It looks as if there may be an extra 1/4". I assume you'll always have some buildup near the floor/corners due to the additional material. My contractor chose to overlap kerdi rather than use kerdi band. Do you keep the wall straight from the second course and accept the angle on the floor tile?

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Old 12-01-2017, 04:48 PM   #109
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With practice you can get the kerdi down to 2 layers, esp if you use the pre-made corners.

Use a little less thinset for the bottom row, a little more for the upper rows.
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I have ground the backs of the tile or if the walls were out a little bit and I had to mud them anyway I will screed between the inside corner pieces
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:57 PM   #111
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Looks like they didn't cut out a part of the insulation to account for the space taken by the sisters. The folds I see in the insulation looks like they simply stuffed the original insulation originally cut for a 14.5" wide space back into the now 13" wide space. The result is folds that will create air pockets and degrade the performance of the insulation.
Thanks for the heads up. Took care of that myself today just before the new substrate went up.
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Tile install happened again, after specifying I was worried that spot setting wouldn't get the required 95% coverage they used a spot setting technique... Again. Also after repairing the rear wall substrate there was extra buildup on the wall/floor joint so the installer leveled it with a thin thinset screed layer without touching the other half of the floor so, you guessed it, uneven floor. At least this time they didn't try to "tile and grout the same day so you know what it will look like." Again, if I was paying this company they'd clearly be off the job. Being warranty work makes it difficult. I've been without my master bath for over two months and I'll probably just end up redoing the floor myself when the mrs. Goes out of town for a long trip. And asking for lots of extra tile for when the spot set tiles crack.

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Spot setting on shower walls is less about cracking and more about a space for water to collect behund the tile...damn hacks.
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Old Yesterday, 07:01 PM   #114
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That looks disgraceful. Doesn't matter who is paying for it. That should be rejected.
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I'd tear it out and do it myself.
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Old Yesterday, 10:57 PM   #116
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1)huge gaps at wall to floor joint
2)non symetrical layout due to laziness starting with whole tiles on 2 walls
3)uneven cuts due to the walls not being square

Other than that I think it looks great but then again looks can be deceiving. That floor may have lippage,hills and valleys, and an out of spec slope.

Looking at the bright side the law of averages says these guys are over due to get at least one thing right but in this case I would put my money on Murphy's law.
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Not yet Davy. I think the setter and helper(Larry and Currly) said Moe was coming tomorrow so all 3 could grout. They are going to use unsanded grout mixed to a runny consistency so it flows nicely into the joints. Then they will wipe it up with lots and lots of water so the tiles look nice and clean and pretty.

I hope they are using a contrasting color of grout so it pops and shows off all their fine detail work and craftsmanship.
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