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  1. jamesbond

    jamesbond Active Member

    We are currently having our bathroom renovated, and I am becoming increasingly unhappy with the finish of the grout and the tile cuts. The installer, who claims to be a professional tiler, says that is the best finish that can be achieved on a cutout, as it needs to be done with an angle grinder. I find this hard to believe, and would your opinions please.
    The tiles are good quality ceramic tiles.
    Is this an acceptable finish and should I expect this to be rectified?

    Thanks in advance for your feedback :eek:)

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  2. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Yes it should look better that....looks like his grinder is in need of a new blade!
  3. wayne

    wayne Professional Tiler

    Id be just as concerned as the tiles in the reveal not fitting in the trim flush or is it an optical illusion. You can get a better finish on the cuts but some tiles just chip like that when wet cut or dry cut.
  4. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    If you scribe first with a tile cutter and cut against the scribe mark should be definitely better.
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  5. Chalker

    Chalker Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Poor cut with a well worn segmented blade. A continuous rim blade and a quick finish with a diamond pad should be sufficient.
  6. jamesbond

    jamesbond Active Member

    Thanks for your feedback
    Wayne - yes indeed, the tiles are not entirely flush. This is true of many areas of the bathroom. I've been told by my "tiler" that this is normal.
    Here is a clearer photo of that corner, and another example of non-flush tiles.
    Unfortunately the tap surround here does not adhere to the tiles behind properly, as they are not flush.
    And some more examples below..
    Short of expecting it to all be ripped out and redone, what would be a fair recourse for this? I don't want to be unfair, but I also don't expect to pay full balance if this is not an appropriate finish?
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  7. Brian the Tile

    Brian the Tile Professional Tiler

    north wales
    Sorry he
    He is no tiler leaving cuts like that
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  8. Bond

    Bond Active Member

    Hi James Bond,

    That standard of finish, no way is that exceptiable from a professional tiler, in my book. Ask him to rectify it.
  9. Matt Bott

    Matt Bott Professional Tiler

    i would like to mention your asking some of the best tilers in the uk on appropriate finish, they didn't qoute, so there finish will be different along with there price. I would not be happy with this finish no one would. If you would like the best finish possible there's tilers on here that can do it for sure so you could have a look for a trusted advisor near you.
    As far as lippage at the tap possibly could remove the tile and sit a new one in, its hard to gauge without inspecting to see if it's one tile high or low. The window cuts should be redone properly but can your tiler do that and if he can why not in the first place because they can be a lot better than that.
    If you could have a look at some of his other work to see what it's like that should give you an idea of what you have paid for (maybe) I hope you get everything sorted like others on here will agree it's upsetting to see this workmanship.
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  10. Martyn Leeds

    Martyn Leeds Professional Tiler

    One word: rough.

    Has the plastic trim been changed for chrome now?
    either way, its still a size too small, imo.
  11. jamesbond

    jamesbond Active Member

    Matt - That is a good point. I guess it really depends whether the price paid for the tiling matches the finish.
    This room is 1.6mx1.6m, tiled floor and all the way to the ceiling, and we are being billed £**** for it. Reasonable?
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  12. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    It is clearly bad workmanship and he has no pride in his work, if he won't/can't rectify all the issues you have raised I would get another tiler ( look on this forum for nearest tiler to you as you will be getting expert advice and workmanship)to give you a quote on price to rectify it and deduct that off the bill.
  13. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

    Looks like he's used his teeth to cut them!
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  14. Chalker

    Chalker Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    That's about 15m of wall and 2.5m of floor. So about 17.5 m square. ( not allowing for door, window and bath)
    I'm presuming he is providing the adhesive and grout? Depending on where you are, that seems a lot.
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  15. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    It is forbidden to discuss prices, in a trend open to the public.
    Edit thanks
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