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    HELP - Fixing Builders Tile Placement - URGENT Wetedge coming tomorrow

    Hi, We are having our plaster pool resurfaced with wetedge and the contractors placed the tile earlier today and when I went to check it out, after they left - i had issues with the symmetry. I sent the PB the pictures below and they are coming back tomorrow AM before Wetedge comes to reset the tiles.
    In the bench area, i think it's obvious that there are tiles that are too close together and tiles that are farther apart.
    In the stairs, I'm bothered that they didn't use the original tile as a basis and created their own line of symmetry. But we have weird stairs, they are curved and I'm not sure which way these diamonds should turn. I've mocked up a picture below with a red line for each tile, to represent the center of the diamond. Does this make sense
    Below are the original pattern- which was 4 blue squares shaped into a diamond and the new pattern, are single squares, mostly b/c they didn't have tile to match the original and i thought the new tile was too light compared to our perimeter tile

    PLEASE HELP - Are my red line placements correct on how the tiles should point?
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    Re: HELP - Fixing Builders Tile Placement - URGENT Wetedge coming tomorrow

    looks like they just threw them in there just eyeballing them and called it good... go out and actually use a ruler or string line and a permanent marker and draw a line where you want them it is getting covered so no issues there...
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    Re: HELP - Fixing Builders Tile Placement - URGENT Wetedge coming tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboycasey View Post
    looks like they just threw them in there just eyeballing them and called it good... go out and actually use a ruler or string line and a permanent marker and draw a line where you want them it is getting covered so no issues there...
    Thanks for replying, do you think my red line placement makes sense? i just want to make sure they are pointing in the right direction
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    Re: HELP - Fixing Builders Tile Placement - URGENT Wetedge coming tomorrow

    My personal feeling is there is more than one right way to do it, and what they did is not one of them. Personally I would probably pick a radiant point from about where you were standing when you took the photo and align them along a snap line from there with equal spacing out from the midpoint. However without a wider view it is hard to say what would look best. An alternative might be to radius them with the curve of the individual step, something it looks like they tried to do, but messed up on the spacing symmetry. Either way I would try to have it marked up with exact position and angle you want for when they get there.
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    Re: HELP - Fixing Builders Tile Placement - URGENT Wetedge coming tomorrow

    The crew came out this morning and moved about 10 tiles. Looks much more symmetrical. Thanks for helping confirm I wasnt crazy
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    Re: HELP - Fixing Builders Tile Placement - URGENT Wetedge coming tomorrow

    That does look much better
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    Re: HELP - Fixing Builders Tile Placement - URGENT Wetedge coming tomorrow

    Very nice, definitely much better and glad you noticed it in time for them to fix it.
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    Re: HELP - Fixing Builders Tile Placement - URGENT Wetedge coming tomorrow

    Looks 100 times better. That would have driven me insane!!!
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    Re: HELP - Fixing Builders Tile Placement - URGENT Wetedge coming tomorrow

    Looks much better!!
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    Re: HELP - Fixing Builders Tile Placement - URGENT Wetedge coming tomorrow

    So here the kicker. After all that adjustment, the wet edge guys removed all of them because they were set too low. We didn't see then until the were done, and they had to be adjusted after again It was a nightmare, but now it's done and I'm trying to understand if the blotchiness is normal. I'll probably start another thread for that
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    Re: HELP - Fixing Builders Tile Placement - URGENT Wetedge coming tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by patplh View Post
    So here the kicker. After all that adjustment, the wet edge guys removed all of them because they were set too low. We didn't see then until the were done, and they had to be adjusted after again It was a nightmare, but now it's done and I'm trying to understand if the blotchiness is normal. I'll probably start another thread for that
    Sometimes we fight these no win battles....lol
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