Please comment on this tiling job.

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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

The visual problem in the field tiles arises partially from the irregularity of the tile edges; even if the edges are generally lined up they can still look ragged. However, you picked the tile. Nevertheless, at least some of the tiles are mis-aligned.
The niche is just plain bad! It should either have been treated as a separate area with tiles centered or as a continuation of the wall tiles. The cut in the wall tile at the top right is totally amateurish as is the switching of pattern from top to bottom. Your installer may know how to lay tile but he lacks any sense of esthetics.
Overall, I could live with the walls, not with the niche.
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dadiOH wrote:

I use these http://www.noblecompany.com/shower.htm (bottom of the page) for my niches. Niches still take a ridiculous amount of time, but it's the quickest and easiest way to get a uniform niche that is perfectly waterproof.
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You might can install a recessed plastic, fiberglass or chrome cubby over that tiled one to cover it up. Just glue it in and seal it up well. Would look better than that monstrosity.
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The wall is not too bad. It looks worse than it is because of the rough nature of the tile sides. A couple of the corners are off by a little, but just a little. In addition to possibly looking a little off because of the rough edges of the tiles, the rough edges of the tiles also help to hide any that are slightly off. I wouldn't worry about this. The cubby hole is a bit of a hatchet job though. Someone without much experience or care did that.
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

In my opinion the wall looks ok , because of the apparent rough tile edge. Maybe a bit better job could have been done but it doesnt look too bad.
The cubby is entirely bad. The tile for that entire wall should have been laid out so the tile around the cubby was centered. I would have laid the narrow stip in the cubby down the center line with the two full tiles at the sides.
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