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  1. georgechi

    georgechi Active Member

    Location:
    Reading
    Hi all,

    I've got someone doing my bathroom and yesterday they finished tiling. I've been going through the result and I'm not impressed with the quality.

    Can you have a look and tell me if I'm too picky?

    My issues:
    - Some of the tiles are chipped (average sized finger for scale)
    - In the far areas (far corner and top edge) they're not cut off straight.
    - You can see one that's glued with a lot of adhesive and that changed the line on the wall.
    - In a corner they don't match the height.

    I've seen a lot of comments around how the grout will fix things. Would that apply to me? Would these issues be less visible through grouting? We are looking at a light grout (silver/ light grey).

    Thanks,
    George

    Chipped Chipped Not straight Not impressed with the cut Chipped corner Chipped Corner Increasing adhesive Top adhesive Bottom adhesive
     
  2. Martyn Leeds

    Martyn Leeds Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Leeds
    Are you too picky??

    No
    That's a sack of shite.

    I was going to be polite but I struggled!
    So many questions to ask but at the end of the day someone with pride in their work wouldn't leave that mess.
     
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  3. georgechi

    georgechi Active Member

    Location:
    Reading
    It seems the edges are covered by silicone and they won't show anymore. Just had a chat and he'll rectify the chipped ones. Still, I'm curious how the end result will look like....
     
  4. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Oow Oow me too, me too!:D
     
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  5. Tilerdurden

    Tilerdurden Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Scotland
    Tiler? May have a distant relative that is!.
     
  6. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Not acceptable.
     
  7. jobdone

    jobdone Active Member

    Location:
    Chobham
    Poor workmanship. :(
     
  8. Chris G

    Chris G Active Member

    Location:
    Northampton
    I would too struggle to be polite . That's pretty shocking . Looks like they've chewed that ceiling cut with their teeth . I would get them to rectify at their own cost
     
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  9. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Lancashire
    I wonder if they were the cheapest to quote???
     
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  10. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Forum Entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Stevie wonder would like it...
    In fact it looks like Stevie wonder tiled it..!!
     
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  11. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Maybe look better with a fisheye lens!
     
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  12. Tilerdurden

    Tilerdurden Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Scotland
    Or the lights out?
     
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  13. Tilerdurden

    Tilerdurden Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Scotland
    Possibly an expansion gap?
     
  14. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    C'mon guys, poor fella has gone through enough, I think he's got the idea.

    You're so mean! :eek:
     
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  15. Tilerdurden

    Tilerdurden Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Scotland
    You're right Marc. Mob mentality.
     
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  16. georgechi

    georgechi Active Member

    Location:
    Reading
    No, we went with slightly above average from the 4 quotes we had (3/4)
     
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  17. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    I'm sorry,
    But this work is very poor.
    even the "tiler"
    Tiler, is a great word in this context.
     
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  18. Matt Bott

    Matt Bott Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Northampton
    i really hope they come and sort this for you sad to look at this kind of workmanship
     
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  19. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Inform your tiler about your concerns, tell him that it is sub standard work and not acceptable given he is getting paid to do correctly. Give him a chance to rectify all the work you are not happy with at HIS expense i.e. Time and materials and see what he says, don't let him convince you everything will be ok once grouted and silicone done.
     
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  20. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    North East England
    Looks like it's Dot & Dab!
    I wouldn't pay until your satisfied.
     
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