New member from across the pond

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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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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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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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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)


GPTP/S (Gauged Porcelain Tile Panel/Slab)

I believe you call it. :)
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?
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