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  1. Antony Davies

    Antony Davies Active Member

    Location:
    Uk
    hello looking for some advice.

    we had our tiler come and do half a days work today and i am not sure about the work that has been done so far and want to see what you all think before he comes back to carry on with the job tomorrow.

    the spacing between tiles looks very uneven and some tiles don't seem to match up. also the wall corner doesn't seem to be right. Not sure if i am being over the top and it will look good when finished.

    took some pictures and also picture of the adhesiveness. thank you for your help. 20170221_170829_resized[1].jpg 20170221_170901_resized[1].jpg 20170221_170907_resized[1].jpg 20170221_170913_resized[1].jpg 20170221_170916_resized[1].jpg 20170221_170922_resized[1].jpg 20170221_170924_resized[1].jpg 20170221_170927_resized[1].jpg 20170221_171132_resized[1].jpg 20170221_171142_resized[1].jpg 20170221_171158_resized[1].jpg 20170221_171203_resized[1].jpg 20170221_171842_resized[1].jpg used is this okay to use for a bath shower wall?

    your opinions would be much appreciated
     
  2. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    it's all a spectacle.....:(
    sorry
     
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  3. Simons70

    Simons70 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Luton
    I don't think is a tiler...unless the tiles is really bad.
     
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  4. Matt Bott

    Matt Bott Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Northampton
    In my honest opinion this is not a good standard at all, i can see the tiles are not level at the bath hence the joint closing and not lining up, the corner heights look different to, wall prep is not great but hopefully a more experienced tiler could advise you further, (cheap tiles can have curves and not be the same size)
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2017
  5. timeless john

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

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    North East England
    3 words - he's no tiler!
     
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  6. peteablard

    peteablard Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Don't let him carry on whatever you do, he's a chancer not a tiler
     
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  7. demi34

    demi34 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    romford essex
    I don't know how this people get the job.
     
  8. demi34

    demi34 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    romford essex
    Someone need to shoot this tiler
     
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  9. Matt Bott

    Matt Bott Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Northampton
    Because I think some customers pick tilers by price
    Same as tiles
     
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  10. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    not even the tiles are tiles.
    50/50 %? ;)
     
  11. whitebeam

    whitebeam Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    In the forth picture from the top, some of the wall prep looks a bit thin on the ground.
     
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  12. Antony Davies

    Antony Davies Active Member

    Location:
    Uk
    what do you mean?
     
  13. Mikephillips85

    Mikephillips85 TOTAL TILE

    Location:
    Wirral
    I I think to even ask the question you already know it's a bad job and you're not happy with it Don't let him carry on!!!
     
  14. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Burnley
    Ha...understatement of the year!! Just a splash of primer would have been a start :(
     
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  15. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    I mean that the blame could also be tile.
    They do not seem good.
    50% blame the tiler, for how is laying.
    50% blame the tiles.
     
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  16. Antony Davies

    Antony Davies Active Member

    Location:
    Uk
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  17. Rick-o

    Rick-o Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Guernsey C.I
    I agree with Antonio.. Tiles can be bad, however the cuts above the bath should be level at least
     
  18. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    does not seem calibrated. tries to measure whether the sides are all equal.
     
  19. whitebeam

    whitebeam Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Tiles should be checked before any fixing takes place in case of any faults.
     
  20. Matt Bott

    Matt Bott Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Northampton
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  21. Ttt1601

    Ttt1601 Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Wickes tiles can be bad for quality and size issues, this certainly isn't helping, bit even still the tiler should be working the size issues out or coming to you to discuss if they are that bad they are unworkable or beyond his level of skill, or lack of it
     
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  22. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Burnley
    Wickes tiles are renound for being sizey, but after two rows thats no excuse for that shambles, only thing right with those pics is the adhesive..
    So how you gonna play this when he turns up in the morning Anthony?
     
  23. Antony Davies

    Antony Davies Active Member

    Location:
    Uk
    i bought the tiles before this review the previous ones are all good :/
     
  24. whitebeam

    whitebeam Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    "People are Jealous" Oh please :confused:
     
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  25. Antony Davies

    Antony Davies Active Member

    Location:
    Uk
    do you think we would be able to get our money back for the tiles based on that... we bought them over a month ago
     
  26. Antony Davies

    Antony Davies Active Member

    Location:
    Uk
    good question i am not to sure at the moment lol awkward...
     
  27. Rookery

    Rookery Professional Tiler

    It's very, very poor. Little or no background preparation.
    Setting out non-existent. Full tile into a corner, obviously assuming the walls are plumb which they never are. Tiled straight off bath edge.
    And that's just the bits we can see.
     
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  28. timeless john

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

    Location:
    North East England
    Nowt awkward about it!
    You tell him it's crap and your not prepared for him to continue otherwise it will cost him more when you have to pay someone else to get it redone professionally .
    You take the tiles back to Wicks that are left and get your money back.
    Then you use the Tilers Forum directory for someone local, check them out, and have them do the job!
     
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  29. Chalker

    Chalker Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Tadcaster
    Hi
    Poor wall preparation ( looks like straw walls? )holes need to be made up and should be primed.
    Poor tiling. Can't see any adhesive, so looks like it's dot and dabbed!
    Poor tiles. He's got no chance keeping the joints level, if the tiles are that far out. ( maybe you could measure some. .)
     
  30. RayTheTiler

    RayTheTiler Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Bedale
    whos responsible for the prep work
     
  31. RayTheTiler

    RayTheTiler Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Bedale
    prep the walls right then the tiling is the easy bit
     
  32. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    When he comes back tell him you have sought professional advice and that he should have checked to see if bath was level and walls were plumb before he started whole tiles from either. Ask if he has put any form of bonding agent on loose old patchy plaster walls before tile adhesive. Also has he even set out to see if there is a nice size cut at ceiling and floor or is it just a lottery to see if he is lucky! Tile grout lines should be nice and even, plumb and level and no tile edge sticking out past another. Adhesive should be applied to walls and tiles coated on the back to compensate for poor existing walls. Tell him to stop, and go and find a reputable tiler preferably one who can give you references of past work, be prepared to pay a little extra to get a professional job!
     
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  33. Martyn Leeds

    Martyn Leeds Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Leeds
    Update?

    Hope he was sent packing. Melinda Messenger could do a better job..
     
  34. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Burnley
    How'd it go today then @Antony Davies@Antony Davies ..sacked him off?
     
  35. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    At least he used decent adhesive but that's where the decency ends. Poor job all round and poor tiles too unfortunately it sounds like a case of you get what you pay for
     
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