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Old 2012-11-12, 11:55 PM
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For fun, I thought I would check to see if my tiles are crooked also and they are. But I don't think the tile people are to blame. The landing around my tub is crooked also and the tile people simply followed the slope of it.

Two levels, one four feet, on the landing area can't be wrong and an eight inch level on the top of my tiles.

I'm past my two year now but even if I were still under warranty, I don't think I would get them to rip out the tiles around the perimter of the tub and have them reslope the landing.
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Old 2012-11-13, 02:35 PM
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For fun, I thought I would check to see if my tiles are crooked also and they are. But I don't think the tile people are to blame. The landing around my tub is crooked also and the tile people simply followed the slope of it.

Two levels, one four feet, on the landing area can't be wrong and an eight inch level on the top of my tiles.

I'm past my two year now but even if I were still under warranty, I don't think I would get them to rip out the tiles around the perimter of the tub and have them reslope the landing.
That's exactly what happened in my case too. The tub deck is crooked.

But everytime I've done a tile job, I use a level line for my bottom row of tiles, and work up from there.

It's mostly an issue because of the glass tile, which has a significant curve in it, and some of them are pretty ugly. As someone else mentioned, it's only a picture, and seeing it in person folks might feel differently.

Etiher way, I didn't think it would trigger a 3 page debate, or anger anyone, and They've already acknowledged the problem and redid the job. (not targetted at you Brian)

I just found it odd that they redid the exact same way, with the same problem after I explained the issue, and suggested they use a level line for the bottom row.
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For fun, I thought I would check to see if my tiles are crooked also and they are. But I don't think the tile people are to blame. The landing around my tub is crooked also and the tile people simply followed the slope of it.

Two levels, one four feet, on the landing area can't be wrong and an eight inch level on the top of my tiles.

I'm past my two year now but even if I were still under warranty, I don't think I would get them to rip out the tiles around the perimter of the tub and have them reslope the landing.
Yeah, yours is pretty bad too eh?
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But everytime I've done a tile job, I use a level line for my bottom row of tiles, and work up from there.
If they did that then wouldn't the row of grout underneath the bottom row of tiles be higher on one side than the other? That would probably be even more noticeable than the crooked tiles.
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If they did that then wouldn't the row of grout underneath the bottom row of tiles be higher on one side than the other? That would probably be even more noticeable than the crooked tiles.
It shouldn't be grout under the bottom row. They should caulk that instead. They could use a sanded caulk that matches your grout but if they only use grout then it will crack. With the caulk they should be able to get a nice line.
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It shouldn't be grout under the bottom row. They should caulk that instead. They could use a sanded caulk that matches your grout but if they only use grout then it will crack. With the caulk they should be able to get a nice line.
OK, I see what you're talking about.
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It shouldn't be grout under the bottom row. They should caulk that instead. They could use a sanded caulk that matches your grout but if they only use grout then it will crack. With the caulk they should be able to get a nice line.
What he said.

That's how I've always done tile jobs, don't see any other intelligent way to do it.
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