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  1. Stefan

    Stefan Active Member

    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Hi everyone, I just wanted to introduce myself. I think it's awesome that this forum exists. I feel like that in the UK and Europe people appreciate skilled tradesman a little more than here in the United States. I decided to join this forum because I know that as hard as our job is, we take pride in our work and it's nothing to be ashamed of. I feel like here, if you don't have a desk job, you are somewhat overlooked or your work is not appreciated. I guess we can blame all of those HGTV shows for that. I don't know if you guys have the same problem where you live.

    Anyways, I have been installing for 5 years, my father and uncle are both tilers so I have been around it all my life. I am here to learn even more and to give advice if anyone needs it. Thanks.
     
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  2. Albert

    Albert Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    Welcome to the forum, enjoy.
     
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  3. 3_fall

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

    Location:
    SW London
    Hi and welcome to the forum Stefan.

    I think the misconception that ‘professional’ labour attains a higher social standing than that of ‘skilled’ labour is present everywhere, wouldn’t you say?
    Unless of course, auntie Mable is coming for Christmas and they’re desperate for their new bathroom to be up and running. :D
     
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  4. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Morning Stefan....(morning here)..:)

    Great introduction, lots of brilliant tilers on here doing stunning work.
    Have the large porcelain thin tiles made there way over there yet..?
     
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  5. Simon Dale

    Simon Dale Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Maidstone
    Hi Stefan. Good tilers on here mainly pensioners ;);)
     
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  6. Stefan

    Stefan Active Member

    Location:
    Houston, TX
    How large and how thin are we talking?
     
  7. 3_fall

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

    Location:
    SW London
    10’ x 5’ x 1/4 inch. American

    3.2m x 1.6m x 6mm Rest of the world :D

    LFTPT (Large Format Thin Porcelain Tile)

    Or

    GPTP/S (Gauged Porcelain Tile Panel/Slab)

    I believe you call it. :)
     
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  8. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
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  9. Terry W

    Terry W Active Member

    Location:
    Havant
    Ood morning andWelcome.
     
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  10. Stefan

    Stefan Active Member

    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Wow! No, I have never worked with tile that large yet. I like large tile and see the allure of it because there are less grout lines. Does tile that size bow? Do you get paid more per square metre when installing?
     
  11. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Welcome bud
     
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  12. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    BELFAST
    Welcome Stefan, nice introduction. You’ll enjoy this forum :)
     
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  13. 3_fall

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

    Location:
    SW London
    Yes installation costs are high, but so are the risks to the installer, breakages do occur.
    Ardex’s technical training centre in Mansfield Texas hold training classes, look them up.
     
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  14. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    Hello and welcome
     
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  15. Stefan

    Stefan Active Member

    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Are you in the UK?
     
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