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Unread 09-15-2014, 11:35 PM   #4201
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Unread 09-17-2014, 09:04 PM   #4202
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I apologize for getting away from the topic of tile, but this is in the same vein as the rest of the failures here from poor water management. In this case, it was from broken pipes.
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Unread 09-17-2014, 09:41 PM   #4203
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Welcome Jonathon! That's some water damage all right.
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Unread 09-18-2014, 06:48 PM   #4204
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This home sold for $895k 4 years ago. I bought it for just over $500 a few months ago. It was a "Street of Dreams" home when new and it has some gaudy stuff in it. I am doing all 6 baths and the kitchen as well as the floors, paint, etc. and I will put it back for sale.

Powder had a shower, not sure why, and it was a glass unit so I removed it and found no insulation behind half of it.

Notice no bottom plate on the studs to the right?

1/2" nails along with dabs of PL holding down the CBU and no mesh tape.

My 9 year old removed nearly every piece without breakage. Strange thing was either all of the thinset stayed on the tile and none on the floor or all on the floor and none on the tile and they could be right next to each other.

Still worth the money though. In the pic of the living room fireplace you can see the Columbia River. The lot alone is over $200k right now. As others have said, good news is the tear out was easy.
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Unread 09-18-2014, 07:30 PM   #4205
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This is why you DON'T "butt joint" rectified tile or marble no matter what your designer or builder says in Tampa or other areas or Florida. Doing a new shower at a house and his other shower was done almost 2 years ago. He's not happy with the workmanship and the grout is falling out of the grout joints. There's also a couple tile that are loose when you tap on them besides probably a lack of waterproofing. 

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Unread 10-05-2014, 05:47 PM   #4206
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In a home where we are remodeling the kitchen. I get dizzy each time I use the restroom.
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Unread 10-05-2014, 05:51 PM   #4207
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At first I thought that was one of those fish-eye type lenses. Nope, just the tile work.
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Unread 10-06-2014, 05:16 AM   #4208
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It started out as a "tar shampoo stain" on my Marble floor complaint. When I arrived to look at, things didn't add up. Why was it on the outside of the shower door and not on the inside?
No liner. Plywood was soaked. A poor attempt at a barrier free shower. They also installed the mosaic right over the radiant heat tubes.
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Unread 10-06-2014, 03:11 PM   #4209
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Almost as bad at this shower with water damage on the shower sill and termite damage in the walls on the New Tampa, Florida master shower we are doing. no waterproofing anywhere and drywall on the shower walls.

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Unread 01-01-2015, 12:22 PM   #4212
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Here are some tile genius hacks from our current remodel:

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⅜" ply over tongue & groove. Whole sheets are SO overrated

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Awesome flower power shower!

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With mould power waterproofing. El cheapo painters plastic and carpet glue under ply. What could go wrong? Eh?... Eh?!


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Unread 01-05-2015, 02:06 AM   #4213
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Took the boys to the Maui Ocean Center Sunday afternoon. Noticed something was amiss on the surrounds of some the the aquariums.

First I was like, " those grout joints on the glass mosaic are really big, maybe they wanted the rustic look?"

Then, " Why do the tiles all have dimples in the center of the them?"

Then. " Oh they though paper faced tile was paper backed tile.

Look at the second and third picture, notice the missing tile on the outside edge and the paper that was under the tile.

I know this happens when uninformed installers work with paper faced glass mosaics, but I am surprised this passed the punch-list on a commercial job where there should be an architect or interior designer doing an inspection.

The only reason more tiles aren't falling off is that it is a dry area.
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Unread 01-05-2015, 03:28 PM   #4215
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Here's a doozy I looked at today in the Carrollwood area of Tampa, Florida.

They had it done 6 years ago buy a "guy" who did tile and haven't liked it since he finished! lol. I can see why!

They want it ripped out, waterproofed and tiled the correct way.

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