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Old 03-03-2012, 08:48 AM   #31
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Wow, so glad I saw this thread. I'm not a pro tile guy, but have done a few successful installations with various tiles. I'm about to dive into a 150 sq. foot installation of penny rounds in a bathroom remodel job. Shower enclosure, one wall and floor, all the same tile. I'm tense about it. However, I know I can do it justice by paying close attention, being meticulous about measuring accurately before I put tile into thinset, and looking at it very critically while it's going down. I just hope the room is reasonably square, or I'm in trouble and the design/layout will have to give somewhere. Sorry for your problem install and I feel your pain. Don't budge on making them rip it out because it looks awful and you paid for a better job.

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Old 03-03-2012, 09:06 AM   #32
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Welcome, Makaio.

Thread started 'bout 3 1/2 years ago and I expect the situation is long since resolved, one way or another, eh?
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:53 PM   #33
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It's funny CX, someone can dredge up a thread from years back and I can't even find one from 2 weeks ago.

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We'll help you work on that right after you learn quote attribution, Hammy.
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I thought I did pretty good at quotes....................no?

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Old 03-10-2012, 02:21 PM   #36
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Cool Penny round glass tile

We have a similar penny round tile in our shower and as a backsplash between our double bathroom sinks and the medicine cabinet. The grout in the shower touches the tub and there is currently no caulk. Same with the backsplash. I'm guessing that there should be caulk between the grout/penny round tile and the tub/sink. What is the technique for applying a CLEAN straight line of caulk given the tile is ROUND? Does the grout need to be removed and replaced with caulk?
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:24 PM   #37
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Reid,

The way this should have been done is to cut some of those penny rounds in half. Then you would have had a nice straight line at the tub. Then caulked the gap between the tiles / grout and the tub. Someone skipped that step.

With a boatload of patience you can scrape out a nice 1/8" gap between the tiles / grout and the tub and using 100% silicone and after reading the Silicone Caulking Tutorial, caulk the joint closed.
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they can be cut like this
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:07 PM   #39
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Make sure the new contract or bill cancels the previous contract as null and void. Also, memo the check "paid in full".

Technically, I think what you did was incorrect (canceling the check), but if the contractor agrees, then it is a great solution. It is his right within the contract to be given an opportunity to make it right. By canceling the check, you are actually in violation of the contract regardless of his shoddy work. Only saying this because you should make sure the previous contract is canceled. It sounds like it will end up win-win all around.

This is just my understanding of the law but I am not an attorney.

Edit: I didn't realize this was so long ago. I'm sure it's all cleared up by now
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