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Old 04-01-2017, 05:40 AM   #16
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Thats called wall wash. I have seen marble tiles that were different thickness come from the factory. Floor and Decor is notorious for lower quality. Not saying you purchased it there but thats where I have seen it come from.

I have installed sheet material which was stainless steel on a perfectly flat wall and had something similar happen. When we installed it and turned the lights on under the counter it should the warpage in the tiles. Now I always check with the lights on to make sure everything looks good while also double checking the material.

Your backsplash should be replaced no doubt!
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Old 04-01-2017, 08:59 AM   #17
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For me, with as bad as a tile job that is, I question whether he will be able to redo it so that it is considered a good tile job. I mean, it's like 90% of the tiles are laid poorly. How do you go from that bad to good?
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Old 04-01-2017, 09:11 AM   #18
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Buy more tile.
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Old 04-07-2017, 02:41 AM   #19
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Here we go again. He apparently thought it was ok to just re use the tiles he removed. Chipped, cracked, and such is no issue for him I guess.
My thoughts at this point is to pay someone who can do a good tile job and take the price of that off final payment to my contractor.

I think he'd have better luck with mastic as well but I'm just entirely frustrated at this point. It's exhausting.
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Old 04-07-2017, 02:44 AM   #20
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Some pics of the second job
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Old 04-07-2017, 01:05 PM   #21
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I think he's in over his head...find someone else at this point.

Mastic is a poor choice if it's marble, the oils can cause discoloration with natural stone.
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Old 04-07-2017, 03:13 PM   #22
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Thanks for the reply. Ya I'm beyond frustrated. I want to either cry or break something 😞. I'll start the process of finding a new tile person.

I really do appreciate all the feedback.
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Old 04-07-2017, 05:10 PM   #23
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He definitely couldn't fool you twice. If you want to break anything I'd start with the backsplash to give your next tile guy less work.
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Old 07-17-2018, 04:59 PM   #24
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Franchise12,

I'm so sorry that happened to you. Have you been able to have the tile installed a third time? How did the contractor go about removing the old backsplash? How difficult was that?
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:33 PM   #25
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im so sorry for you.
please dont let him do any more work at your house
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:41 PM   #26
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Fran hasn't visited the site for well over a year, guys, and I'm sure the situation would have played out by now.
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damn it...i hate it when the last page of the book is missing.
note to self: check thread date!
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