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Started a job today. DIY backsplash gone wrong. After the terrible tile set, they thought hiring a "pro" to grout would fix things. he was almost as bad.

Now it's $1600 to have it done right! :whistling

It's not an illusion. The grout joints are that wavy.

 

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wait...let me adjust my screen......

Can you imagine walking away saying" THERE!! THAT LOOKS PERFECT!!??:no::sad::blink:
 

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Can you imagine walking away saying" THERE!! THAT LOOKS PERFECT!!??:no::sad::blink:
Well they did think that grout was going to fix everything. :laughing:


Even funnier, there's so much efflorescence in the black grout, half of it looks grey to white while only some was black!
 

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Did they set each one of those one incher's one at a time?
 

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man i had to look away from the screen.....i almost chucked up a perfectly good piece of Dominos Pizza......Angus did they use a mastic or thinset? I guess you will be replaceing the drywall too :whistling
 

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man i had to look away from the screen.....i almost chucked up a perfectly good piece of Dominos Pizza......Angus did they use a mastic or thinset? I guess you will be replaceing the drywall too :whistling
Thinset and yes, it's ALL coming out.
 

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They're all about the black & white. So....

New tile 4x4 white glazed with white grout...QuartzLock, of course and
another job with Great Barrier Reef (border)! This time, Long Island
 

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4 days, just under 7 hours per. Totally ripped out the drywall & replaced with DensShield. Very minimal drywall repair from DensShield to existing drywall, & repaired 2 poorly wired outlets.
 
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