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Unread 07-30-2017, 10:49 AM   #1
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Re-do accent tiles

The contractor left too big a space for the accent tile and now there is too much grout top/bottom and it's crooked. Question: can the accent tile be replaced or do you have to rip out the other tile as well? Accent tile is on the floor and in the shower.
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Unread 07-30-2017, 10:50 AM   #2
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Yes tear up the accent tile

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Unread 07-30-2017, 10:51 AM   #3
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Did he precut the border/ accent tile? He can re cut it wider and install spacers on the top and bottom....

It would be cheaper them tear up the walls

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Unread 07-30-2017, 10:52 AM   #4
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Looks horrible I agree...im a tile guy I wouldn't accept this type of work

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I'm with Jaslan, have him replace just the top and bottom border. It's a shame he left it like this because it's a nice looking border from a distance. Cross your fingers that the substrate isn't damaged from pulling the tiles.
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Unread 07-30-2017, 11:04 AM   #6
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Re-do accent tiles

This was a pre-cut border so that's the problem. Not sure if he can "add" a black ledge to fill in gap?
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Unread 07-30-2017, 11:06 AM   #7
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He would have to find the black material in a larger size and cut them to fit.
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Unread 07-30-2017, 02:50 PM   #8
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I agree. He needs to remove the black and re-cut them from new tile to a larger size...
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Unread 07-30-2017, 05:07 PM   #9
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Missed by that much.
That's awful. Hope he doesn't disturb the waterproofing, which every properly installed shower should have,when he removes and replaces the tile.
Ask how he will not compromise the waterproofing with the repair, see what he says.
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Unread 07-31-2017, 10:46 AM   #10
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Re-Do Accent Tile

Thank you for the response! The contractor doesn't see a problem so I may have to find someone else to fix this but lessons learned.
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Unread 07-31-2017, 04:50 PM   #11
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Did you pay in full for the job? If no that is good. If yes that is not good.
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Unread 08-01-2017, 10:48 AM   #13
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We didn't pay full price but close enough. I think we are going to have to leave it as is. He moved out of state, which I believe was why he rushed the job. It would cost quite a bit to have someone repair the tile and I would be afraid to ruin the back board. The contractor did work for us previously and all was well. I think he just had too much going on in his life at the time of this job.
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I don't think it was a case of too much going on his life versus he just measured wrong.
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