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Unread 07-11-2019, 10:46 AM   #1
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Shower Niche Trim Corners- Schluter

We are having our master bath redone and seeing an issue with the Schluter trim on the shower niche. Specifically the corners. Honestly, I was expecting mitered corners (the contractor never showed us any options), but they are using these corners and we are not pleased with the look. Besides the fact that the corner pieces appear to have a different finish (more silver) than the trim pieces, the fit and tightness do not look right to us. I'm happy to go to mitered corners, but as the contractor felt these looked good as is, I wonder about that as well. Can I get any input on these corners and what I should be expecting? Thanks in advance!
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Unread 07-11-2019, 10:51 AM   #2
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That's a pretty lousy contractor who uses the wrong finish. Besides, they don't look like they're the right ones and/or are placed awkwardly, almost protruding. Are they put in with the back facing out? I've never used them and have mitered my Schluter profiles instead. Usually, they look good when done right.
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Unread 07-11-2019, 11:01 AM   #3
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Thanks. I am a total layman, but I also thought it's crazy that these don't match in finish. I also question if these are even the right pieces, as it doesn't look to me that they CAN fit. Grrrr.
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Unread 07-11-2019, 11:22 AM   #4
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Welcome, B.

Looks to me like they used the wrong size corner pieces for the size Rondec you have there, not to mention the wrong finish. Appears to be 1/2" corners on a 3/8ths" Rondec or similar mismatch.

In any case, I would not find it acceptable.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 07-11-2019, 12:14 PM   #5
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Thanks CX! I feel like I now know more about this trim installation than my contractor!
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Unread 07-11-2019, 12:26 PM   #6
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he used the wrong finish and the wrong size corners

https://www.schluter.com/schluter-us...uctTypeCode=I9

there are many options, look here
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Unread 07-14-2019, 08:00 PM   #7
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Update: Well, they worked on it and did make progress. The pieces appear to match now! But I’m not happy with the workmanship. Seems to me these corners should be perfectly aligned and smooth with the two adjoining trim pieces. Is this really that difficult? Thanks for feedback.
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Shower floor tile- sloppy?

We are in the process of redoing our master bath, and putting in a brand new walk-in shower. The floor tiles are a different pattern from the wall tiles, small white squares with smaller dark points between the corners of each tile. The floor is now installed and grouted, but we feel like it’s not what we expected from the sample. The darker small pieces seem washed out and not crisp. See the photo attached for the sample compared to the reality. (The photo is in focus.) The difference is the grout. The question is, is this expected and normal? Or is this sloppy workmanship? Any feedback appreciated.
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Unread 07-14-2019, 08:34 PM   #9
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Is there grout haze on the tiles?

Are the tiles porcelain or stone?
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Sorry, B but that looks terrible. Is that silicone I'm seeing or hot glue?
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B, it'll help if you'll keep all your project questions on one thread so folks can see what you're working on and what's been previously asked and answered. A moderator can give it a more generic title any time you'd like to suggest one.

Looks to me as though you picked the wrong tile contractor.
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Unread 07-14-2019, 10:41 PM   #12
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Thanks CX. Yeah, I’m getting the idea that this contractor does not have the expertise they claimed. Going to address it and insist it gets done right.
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Sorry, B but that looks terrible. Is that silicone I'm seeing or hot glue?
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I don’t know, Davy. Looks like silicone to me. Granted this isn’t finished- needs to be grouted- but still looks sloppy to me.
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Is there grout haze on the tiles?

Are the tiles porcelain or stone?
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Davy, I don’t know if it’s porcelain or stone, but I think stone. As for grout haze, yes I think there is some, but not that much. I am going to discuss it with them tomorrow. Thx.
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Update on the floor tiles. While I do think they need to remove some grout haze, I think the real issue here is just the difference the grout itself makes. Here are two images, one with no grout, and one with grout. Same exact image, just with grout added digitally. I did not realize how much the grout would impact the overall contrast of the design.
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