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Old 12-12-2013, 02:30 PM   #16
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Ok, I see the lippage in photo #2, 3 and 4. You're always gonna have that unless it's set in mud and the setter is a master, or it's ground down (honed) after installation. The honing process can make a big mess, and so it's done before any finish work is complete. There's water involved, and dust.

The issue with the chipped tiles is another matter. I wouldn't have set those at all. Sure they'll get filled, but it'l look different and might crack someday. Even if they don't crack, the spots will be more porous.

I think they're lazy and supplied cheap quality material, but I could be wrong.



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Old 12-14-2013, 10:22 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by JazMan View Post

I think they're lazy and supplied cheap quality material, but I could be wrong.

Not wrong. All too correct. Add in less than skilled labor from the cheapest builder's "tile guy" bid rather than a true tile professional, and this is what you get. It's not acceptable. Unfortunately, it isn't as uncommon as one would hope.


Do it right from the beginning if you only want to do the job once. It'll be cheaper in the long term.
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