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  1. Chopper1

    Chopper1 Active Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Hi all,

    We've just had our bathroom refit, and seem to have some of the worst tiling I've seen. We know it's terrible but he is in complete denial about it and thinks he's done a brilliant job, refusing to acknowledge any of the glaring errors as anything other than "snagging".

    Not only has it taken him over 2 weeks, when he said it would be done and dusted in a week, but my missus is 9 months pregnant so it's put us in a difficult position.

    I've taken a lot of photos, so sorry if I bore you when looking through, but it just shows how many errors there are:
    Dropbox - Bad Tiling - Simplify your life - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xwzddtwmxiodsd4/AABxGMQCpzTjnGB_zOEmw564a?dl=0

    Opinions greatly received!
    Thanks
     
  2. Plan Tec Tiling

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

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    Hi, Sorry that you are here with this situation. I have looked through all 73 photos on your dropbox link (if you can add a handful into this thread it would be appreciated). I have to say there is not one single part in any of the photos which in my opinion is acceptable workmanship.
    Is he a tiler or have a portfolio you have seen of his previous work?
     
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  3. Chopper1

    Chopper1 Active Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Sure, good idea, thanks.

    Sadly, we didn't! We decided a little last minute to get the bathroom done before the baby arrives. He is an acquaintance, so that's the initial awkwardness, but his plumbing was recommended. Sadly, he was available for the week we needed it done, so we knew it was a bit of risk. Just not that it was going to be a catastrophe!

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  4. Chopper1

    Chopper1 Active Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Sorry, should add that he sold to us he was a full bathroom refitter, so while we know he is a plumber, if he says has all the gear and have tiled many bathrooms then there's a certain amount of taking his word for it.
     
  5. John Benton

    John Benton Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Leeds
    Appalling is being generous.

    If it took 2 weeks to get to that stage, didn't you take him to task after a few days as that standard of work should have been pulled far earlier than letting him 'complete' the job.
     
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  6. Boggs

    Boggs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Wow, that is a whole new level of nasty!!
     
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  7. Chopper1

    Chopper1 Active Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Problem is his process of working was all over the place. So things like all the last cuts for the small tiles around the edges of the walls, and the around the small shower recess, smaller cuts, the beading we all done this week. How he’s fitted things has been completely haphazard, so some of the time it was difficult to see how it was going to end up. At times it looked like it might all end up ok, or that there was certain bits we could just live with to avoid the awkward conversation. It really only became evident in the last couple of days.
     
  8. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
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  9. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    That is an appalling job, as mentioned did you not have doubts after first few days or did he manage to blag his way until completion?
     
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  10. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    Well it certainly has a somewhat "rustic" quality to it. :rolleyes:
     
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  11. pdc

    pdc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    It's beyond appalling. Is it your only bathroom? Is it working? Unfortunately it looks like no amount of "snagging" is going to get that to anything like an acceptable level and I would say it needs stripping out and starting again. With that in mind I'd get Christmas and the baby out of the way ( so to speak..) then sort this mess out.
     
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  12. judge

    judge Professional Tiler

    Awful work.how can he present you with that work !!
     
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  13. Chopper1

    Chopper1 Active Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I was really hoping that wasn’t going to be the case. We’ve not paid him anything yet though.

    It’s the master bathroom and the only one upstairs. The toilet, sink and bath are all working and we do have a downstairs shower room and toilet so that side of things are not a problem.
     
  14. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Burnley
    One of the worst ever posted on here..and thats saying something cuz we've seen some sh#te!!
     
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  15. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Full rip out and start again. Horrific tiling.
     
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