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
Overall, I could live with the walls, not with the niche.
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
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
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
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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