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Discuss Dreadful tiling job, porcelain floor tiles, help! in the Natural Stone and Thin Porcelain Tiling area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. Gordy78

    Gordy78 Active Member

    Location:
    London
    Hi we excitedly choose some porcelain floor tiles for our kitchen and bathroom, but think the tradesman did a poor job of laying. Is there any way of rescuing without starting all over again? It's like walking on a rope bridge the floor is so uneven. So disappointed and feel very hard done by. Is this saveable at all?
    Interested in what anyone thinks, maybe some people think it's not too bad?!

    IMG_20181007_081133.jpg IMG_20181007_081211.jpg IMG_20181007_081136.jpg
     
  2. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    Unfortunately you are right. It's awful and there's no easy fix. All up and someone who knows what they're doing to do it properly
     
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  3. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    How much did they charge you for that lot?

    I agree with @hmtiling@hmtiling. All up and get a professional in, do some research into whom you employ, which I’m sure we will be happy to help you with.
     
  4. Gordy78

    Gordy78 Active Member

    Location:
    London
    Charged a lot as they became intimidating and aggressive... and we were desperate to finish. Absolutely gutted and under pressure due to twin babies arriving any week now... Total nightmare : (
     
  5. Gordy78

    Gordy78 Active Member

    Location:
    London
    Oh and thanks Waluigi, I'd really appreciate any advice or help!
     
  6. timeless john

    timeless john Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    North East England
    I’am sure price isn’t the issue!
    Every job should be undertaken to the highest possible standard no matter how many pennies and this is clearly not the case.
    It would seem that yet again the OP has not done their homework on this chancer and accepted that a good job would be done without references etc.
    Not the best view of the overall floor but enough to speculate your concerns.
     
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  7. Gordy78

    Gordy78 Active Member

    Location:
    London
    Received a glowing reference from a trusted neighbour...but yes, the price isn't the issue and trying to make amends now
     
  8. Button

    Button Active Member

    Location:
    Asturias,Spain
    Not good at all
     
  9. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Why have the first and third pictures been duplicated .
     
  10. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    The price shouldn’t be the issue and I agree that no matter what you paid, it should still be a good finish.

    How did this quote compare to the other quotations you got?
     
  11. Gordy78

    Gordy78 Active Member

    Location:
    London
    Wasn't the cheapest and wasn't the most, we went for what was a fair price (we thought). But then the quote went up to due 'unforseen circumstances' - usual stuff.
    I've attached a couple more pics - there was a duplicate on my first upload - my mistake. Grateful for your thoughts...

    IMG_20181007_191607.jpg IMG_20181007_191619.jpg
     
  12. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    The cuts to the threshold and skirting are rough. Either a lack of experience or no care.
     
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  13. Chalker

    Chalker Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Tadcaster
    Looks rough to me. Tiles might be bowed, but no excuse for very poor grouting. Without seeing the whole floor It’s difficult to say weather, or not it can be rescued.
    If you end up replacing the lot, or removing the grout. Please replace with a light , or medium grey. As you won’t ever be able to keep ivory, or whatever that Color is clean.
     
  14. Gordy78

    Gordy78 Active Member

    Location:
    London
    Hi Waluigi, do you have any tips as to whom we employ? Had a couple of quotes but they seem very, very expensive (and before anyone comments, I'm not doing this on the cheap, I'm willing to pay fairly
    Thanks!
     
  15. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    You could post the job on here and use the find a tiler feature. Like anything else, you get what you pay for I'm afraid. If the original quote was much cheaper than the rest unfortunately you've found out why.
     
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