Keep or remove off center tile buttons?
March 28, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We were supposed to have a deck all the way around our drop-in tub, but it was installed almost next to window wall (leaving no deck on that side) because either the contractor or plumber miscalculated the proper location for the rough in. Now the spout is too close to wall and the tiles around it look odd/off center. Would it call less attention to the fact that things are not aligned if we had the tiler remove the white buttons? What would you do?
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Yeah, I think it would look better without them.
March 28, 2013 at 7:24PM   
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Louanne O
Nothing, distract by adding beautiful fittings.
March 28, 2013 at 7:26PM   
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Am intrigued ... what do you mean by fittings?
March 28, 2013 at 7:28PM   
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Oh, that is awful. I would be more concerned that now you have a crud catching groove all around two sides of the tub that will be hard to clean and prone to mold. The tile still looks all right.
March 28, 2013 at 7:43PM   
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If you paid full pop for this renovation, have them redo it properly
March 28, 2013 at 7:56PM     
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Louanne O
Add a beautiful tub spout and and handle , it'll distract from the wall.
March 28, 2013 at 9:14PM   
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They need to place the valves and tub in the correct location and redo the tile. You shouldn't have to pay them for the fix or the replacement tile/deck slab material. It looks like the plumber installed the valves incorrectly and then the contractor built the deck around the wrong placement. If the general contractor hired the plumber who placed the valves too close to the window, the contractor is responsible for fixing it. If you hired the plumber separately, then the plumber needs to pay for the fix. I hope you haven't paid them already. If you have any money that you haven't paid, then hold off on payment until they fix it.
March 28, 2013 at 9:27PM   
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HI -- Yes ,remove the little white tiles ,they are not needed ,... it is kind of an out of date feature , I think. Have you voiced your unhappyness to your contractor about how things have turned out ? Speak now !
March 28, 2013 at 9:28PM   
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Not good, I can imagine sitting the the bath and looking at those off-set tiles and fuming - each time! It painful to remove a tile job after it has just been done, but believe me once you make the decision, it is so worth it. Get it right the first time, but if you don't, make sure you get it right the second time!
March 28, 2013 at 11:50PM   
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As someone once told me, this is the kind of thing that later your realtor may label as "having character." Please update us about the resolution and more photos of the progress. Good luck.
March 29, 2013 at 12:03AM   
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