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Unread 05-05-2021, 09:06 PM   #1
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Bad grout job - advice needed

Contractor is finishing up shower. I've been pleased with work ethic and attention to detail so far but I'm not too happy with his grouting.

I need other opinions. Am I too picky or should I mention this to the contractor? How could this even be fixed?

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Unread 05-05-2021, 11:50 PM   #2
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It’s reasonable to expect that the grout joints are uniformly shaped. The examples you’re showing us are not relatively uniform. With cementitious grout, it is fixed by removing the grout to 2/3rds the depth of the tile and grouted again. If the grout is relatively fresh (up to about a day), it’s relatively easy to remove. It gets much harder thereafter, so time is of the essence to fix if it’s relatively fresh.

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It's a bit sloppy, and would have been very easily fixed at the time he was grouting.

If the pictures you've posted are indicative of the whole job, I would want it fixed.

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Looks a bit rough. Does the whole job look like that?
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Unread 05-06-2021, 11:24 AM   #5
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Yes the whole job looks like that. It's not HORRIBLE but it's not like I was expecting. What should I reasonably expect as a resolution?

Product used was TEC power grout
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