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Rounding the edges of all the tiles is out of the question. Though, you might want to try to file down some of the worst offenders. Ad hoc grout is likely to crack. At the very least, scarify the entire surface of the grout first. Re-grouting it, it isn't going to be much different but it could be a little better. You don't have to get it all out, just ...
It is a change in floor plans to 'kick up' the corner and keep water from sitting there.
If you clean the the caulk of and use 100% silicone caulk and your tube or walls do not move more than they are suppose to (natural flexing is ok), then you should have no problems with water at the caulked joint. That is if you caulk properly with 100% silicone caulk on a properly prepped surface, your water is coming from somewhere else. If it is flexing ...
After a lot of thinking, and reading discussions here and here, I've decided that the augeries are not good. Basically, having the flange would have meant that when (not if) the caulking fails the water would still naturally flow back into the bath. But, with no flange, the water will go wherever it wants to (and homeowners know water always wants to go ...
I wouldn't recommend a quick-fix. There's probably a fair amount of mold between the tile and the pan, and if that's the case, you don't want to attempt the fix yourself unless you're qualified for mold mitigation.
If you explicitly stated you wanted the tile seams to be random, then no, it's not unreasonable to ask them to redo it. That said, at 24", I don't think you'd actually like the look. That's a really short tile for random joints. Note that actual hardwood floors not only have random seams, but random lengths of boards. Even engineered wood at typically 4' ...
Seal the floor with a high quality penetrating sealant. Another way to fix this would be to take up the entire floor and redo it, ensuring the floor is solid enough it won't bend and cause cracks to form. However, sealing it should work. Keep in mind that such a leak may be behind the wall along a pipe to the shower head or some other place where a leak ...
If the cheap sealant was water based then you can top that with another water based sealant, but I don't think that would solve the problem. The essential oils are eating away the water based coating. You will need to chemically strip the old coating then coat with a penetrating sealant that says it protects against oils. In general, putting a ...
Check out this product from Korky. I find that it's a lot easier to use than wax. Also it won't absorb the dirty toilet water like the Saniseal will.
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