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Old 01-16-2011, 08:20 PM   #1
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I had a new tub installed and new tiling done in my bathroom. The tub and the green board did not meet, the tub was about 1/2 inch away from the wall/green board. The contractor tiled the wall and the first row of tiles on the tub are very cooked and angled so there is more that 1/4 inch slant on the first row of tiles. I need to retile and set the tiles straight so I may install my shower doors. Question - what do I need to do, after removing the tiles, so my tiles are straight and I may install myshower doors?

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Could you post some pictures?


Sounds to me like the contractor did a horrible job.

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This is the Introduction area
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Thank you for responding. I attached a few pictures which show the tiles around the tub area. The slanted tiles also do not allow my diverter/spout to sit flatly against the wall. Yes, this was a poor job and I have several other areas I need to redo.
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From what I see, the only solution would be to cancel the check you gave the contractor, get him back in there to fix that mess. The backer board should have been shimmed to meet the tub flush, I can't think of any easy fix for that, and by the looks of it, you have a leak waiting to happen there.
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Wow, that's horrible. I don't know how any "professional" could sign-off on that.

I don't know what your legal recourse is, but if it were my bathroom I'd certainly be pursuing something in that direction.
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You mentioned he tiled to greenboard. If it is greenboard (or any drywall type product), and there is a shower above the tub, this is also a potential problem.

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Sorry about your bathroom.......that is real bad.

Let me guess..... You hired a handyman who did the tub, plumbing and tile work. You wanted cheap...you got it. But, it's not the end.

I'll also bet the person who did the work is not licensed for any of the types of work done. You need to first write him a letter demanding he remove everything and make necessary corrections. You'll most likely have to resort to small-claims court though.

As mentioned, there are other things done wrong aside from what you can see.

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