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oceandweler 06-21-2011 10:29 AM

tile work
My contractor butted up the corners in the shower is that right or do I have to rip the wall out and retile. Very hard to grout with no corner space . I can only caulk it .

mustangmike3789 06-21-2011 10:33 AM

yes you should caulk it, grout will not stay in a corner too long.

oceandweler 06-21-2011 10:43 AM

Should there have been a 1/16 gap at the corner or butted up tile is correctly installed

mustangmike3789 06-21-2011 11:03 AM

yes there should be a small gap to accept caulk and for movement. good possibility of tiles cracking in the future if it is too tight.

oceandweler 06-21-2011 11:27 AM

I may have to replace the wall some look tight

oceandweler 06-21-2011 11:37 AM

Should I leave it and hope for the best

user1007 06-21-2011 12:03 PM

You shouldn't have to redo the whole wall. You can always cut a relief space in with a mini or roto tool and mini masonry disc bit thing if you are panicked.

oceandweler 06-21-2011 12:55 PM

Thanks for your input appreciated

Bud Cline 06-21-2011 06:06 PM

Leave it alone for now it may be just fine. Other than that I would agree with Mike 100%.:) Caulk it and forget it.:)

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