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Unread 03-02-2020, 07:55 AM   #1
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Opinion on this tile work

A local contractor was pitching his work with this photo. What do you like or not like?



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Unread 03-02-2020, 08:33 AM   #2
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Tile work with the granite looks good. The caulk joints are a little wider than I would like. I would also run the tile on the bench top perpendicular or in line with the edge and face of the bench as opposed to perpendicular with the walls. Did the contractor specify a waterproofing and shower construction method?
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Unread 03-02-2020, 08:54 AM   #3
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No he didn’t specify waterproofing method.


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I see what you mean by the seat grout lines parallel and perp to the edge would look better

The large niche caught my eye
Should have built out that left side to avoid small unsquare sliver in back and make the niche line up better in left side. Small pieces bad and are easier to spot unsquareness


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Unread 03-02-2020, 10:26 AM   #5
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Were you fixin to hire him?

The work looks very neat.

I would have done my best to talk the homeowner out of using natural stone in the shower though.

The critical question is the waterproofing method used. The prettiest tile work in the world is useless without solid waterproofing.
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Yes the niche could have been easily done with full pieces. I noticed the L cuts but missed the slivers in back.
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I would have done my best to talk the homeowner out of using natural stone in the shower though.
I’m interested in your opinion about not using natural stone in a shower can you explain.


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Natural stone is inherently unpredictable. Many times it can contain iron deposits (resulting in rust), discoloring, and overall poor wearability. These are not constants, but are common issues among many others
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I think it's ugly but the craftsmanship looks good.
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Should have raised the niche an inch to align with upper joint.

Maybe added a contrasting horizontal stripe to break up the field.
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What Ryan said plus;

Many natural stones are porous to the point they absorb water and become darker. No amount of sealer will stop this from happening.
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