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  1. Monkey100

    Monkey100 New to

    My wife and I recently had a new kitchen and bathroom fitted and we’re not best pleased with the finish. Are we wrong to be unhappy about this tiling job? We’d appreciate some feedback from the experts please.

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  2. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Yes. It’s poor. Any Tiler viewing your photos with one iota of conscientiousness will be viewing that whilst cringing.
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  3. 3_fall

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

    SW London
    No, you’re not wrong to be unhappy.
    It’s incredibly lazy work.
    With no attentions to detail.
    And they’re not even bevelled metro’s, they’re proper 8 x 4’s
    The grouting is sloppy as are many of the cuts.
    It’s either rushed or he’s not a tiler, well not one with any experience or conscience anyway.
    The setting out is poor too.
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  4. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Preston, Lancs
    Personally, I think it's a nice idea that they let people like that out into the community.
    I think next time though they would benefit from closer supervision whilst on release and if they removed the handcuffs and gave them back their glasses it might help matters!
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  5. Simon Dale

    Simon Dale Professional Tiler

    Sloppy, probably cheap labour ?
  6. Monkey100

    Monkey100 New to

    Thank you all for your responses so far. We are currently in a dispute over the last payment of money, due to this bad tiling and a number of other issues. The company who did the work are experts in kitchens and bathrooms and have lots of 5 star reviews. To answer Simon’s question in my opinion the cost wasn’t cheap. :(
  7. JamesW

    JamesW Active Member

    Poor setting out, poor grouting too. I am wondering if he even used spacers at some points?

    It's a bad job, how he thinks it's ok to stick smaller bits that don't even meet the walls is beyond me. I would say give him the chance to rectify it but If he left it like that the first time around I wouldn't bother.
  8. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    I’d be wanting a complete strip out and a new Tiler to re-do it. Properly.

    Out of interest how much did the tiling work cost or was it part of the overall kitchen cost?
  9. Monkey100

    Monkey100 New to

    Hi Waluigi it was part of the overall kitchen cost. We had to pay for the tiles separately.
  10. Marvo

    Marvo Staff Member

    Cape Town
    I've seen better DIY work, the guy that did that surely can't be a professional tiler.
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  11. timeless john

    timeless john Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    North East England
    If that’s the kitchen what does the bathroom look like?
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  12. Bond

    Bond Addict

    Not acceptable.
  13. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    I wonder if MetroMan can save this project?
  14. pdc

    pdc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    I think Aberdeen is a bit far for him.
  15. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Apparently when Metro Man dons his cape, distance is no object.
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