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Maybe. Did the contract include levelling the existing floor? If the new tile are installed properly with good joints and no lippage, might not be his problem.He fixes the issue
This contractor and his crew have done 2 remodeling jobs for us before (bathroom and family room with built-ins), and have done good work. I also like him, he's honest and charges reasonable prices. This was unfortunate. Ideally the floor under the fridge could be leveled somehow, but if shims are the most feasible solution, then they just need to be done in a way that will allow us to easily move the fridge out and put it back again, maybe something along the lines of what Half-Fast Eddie suggested.Your paying for this abuse?
Wash your hands and stop paying the guy, convince the contractor that this is not what you paid for. He fixes the issue so your refergerator can be moved in and out like everyone else's on the planet. After he comes up with a solution then you and yours determine if it is acceptable.
It wasn't specifically discussed, but this was a remodel down to the studs with a new subfloor, and he used leveling compound. They also built us a new custom cabinet box for the fridge, so it would be important to make sure the floor is level. Now that it's done, I just want to figure out the best way to fix it. I wasn't happy with the contractor's suggestion of shims, but if they can be done in a way that shims don't move and we can pull the fridge out and put it back in without a problem, it might be ok. Thanks for the suggestion.Maybe. Did the contract include levelling the existing floor? If the new tile are installed properly with good joints and no lippage, might not be his problem.
I agree with neal and sps ... roll it out, add shims to the back corner. Not a big deal. A 12x12 piece of 1/4” ply with the front edge sanded to a bevel.
Other than the fact that you said grout when you meant thinset, this is the best solution that is not a hack, and it's pretty easy too. It's not like anyone is going to be looking at that tile. It doesn't technically even need to be grouted, even though I still would. It's not much harder than creating shims, and it's a much more permanent solution.A good tile man should be able to remove the tiles under the refrigerator and put tiles back in with slightly more grout under them to ensure that there they level service for the refrigerator to set on.