Asked on Mar 19, 2018

Is this a hopeless installation of my bathroom tile?

by San31897385
There are cracks
q is this a hopeless installation of my bathroom tile
  9 answers
  • Tae Tae on Mar 19, 2018
    i wouldn’t worry about them. They are barely noticable

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Mar 19, 2018
    If you hires a "handy man" you get what you get. Frankly, if the cracks are sealed and not leaking water into the wall, I would not worry about it. That pattern...color variation and shape hides it well!

  • Trixie Brunsink Hancock Trixie Brunsink Hancock on Mar 20, 2018
    We had a professional install ours and he said it was one of the most frustrating install he's done. The glass has a warp in it so if you want the surface to feel flat I guess some of the tiles will break. Ours has slightly raised edges on some of the tiles but we still like the looks!

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    • Trixie Brunsink Hancock Trixie Brunsink Hancock on Mar 20, 2018
      Thank you Sandbuckee. The tile is from Sonoma Tilemakers, called Vihara and the color is Kiri Silk (matte). The grout is from Menards. It's expensive but supposed to be very resistant to stains and you don't have to seal it at all. Made by TEC and called Power Grout. The color is Summer Wheat.

  • Bar32834470 Bar32834470 on Mar 20, 2018
    I would stain the grout a medium to darker gray to include the cracks. A complementary color to one that is in the tiles. It will improve the overall look of the installation and help hide the cracks.

  • Macysmom Macysmom on Mar 20, 2018
    I think it's beautiful! You are probably the only one who will ever notice. Since you are the one who counts, you can break the tiles out..carefully..and replace them. Make sure to clean out all the old fixative before setting a new tile in place. I know how you feel, I would be the same and would fix it. But looks great!

    • Jackie Martin Jackie Martin on Mar 20, 2018
      Chipping out tiles is very difficult & other tiles may be damaged. I like the suggestion to stain the grout darker. The tile is lovely!

  • C C on Mar 20, 2018
    I agree about staining the grout a little darker so it blends in with the tile more. Beautiful tile.

  • Christine Henry Martinez Christine Henry Martinez on Mar 20, 2018
    looks ok to me!

  • Deborah Parliament Deborah Parliament on Mar 20, 2018
    You can also try to purchase caulk the same colour as the tiles and fill the cracks in, won't be as noticeable.

  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 20, 2018
    Was that professionally installed? I would make them redo it or refund you hopefully so you can hire a better installer. Thats the worst install I've seen.