Friday, January 18, 2013
This kind of small tile comes mounted on sheets of mesh from the manufacturer, so it isn't the fault of the tiler, except that the tiler should have noticed the problem immediately and discarded the sheet. So I'm left with a question -- do I leave it alone or do I have the two tiles chiseled out, reset and grouted? Fritz advocates leaving it alone. So does a tradition in the weaving of magnificent "oriental" rugs and the setting of elaborate Muslim tile work -- as only Allah is perfect, there must be a small flaw purposely worked into any art so as not to challenge his perfection.
But now I know it's there, and it's bothering me. It's not the kind of thing that wakes me in the middle of the night. But whenever I go into that bathroom, I'm aware that there's a flaw down toward a corner of the wall, and that it contradicts the room's visual layout which is very Deco and therefore very geometric. Also, guests who use the room and close the door can see it very easily as they come out of the shower or sit on the toilet. On the other hand, nobody's ever mentioned to me so maybe nobody's ever noticed. But then again, maybe they did and are just being polite. All of these opposing points keep occurring to me. Suggestions?
I have come to think of it as a feature rather than a flaw.
Depending on your accent, they could rhyme: flaw and floor!
As for the tiles, just consider it playful. It's only wrong if you say it is. (But, it would drive me crazy for a while, too!)
Oh, and I'd leave the tiles there. See if any guests notice them. If not, you could always paint them. ;-)
Anyhow, I can't imagine living in that kind of snow. I get very anxious when we get anything over an inch here in Denver!