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

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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.

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