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Discuss Poor tile lapping from bathroom installer in the Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

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  1. Carl

    Carl New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Hi All,

    Im currently in the process of having my bathroom redone, new tiles, new suite, pretty much new everything.

    Now the builder / installer is currently in the process of fitting the tiles - they arent grouted yet.

    They are the large porcelain tiles - he supplied these tiles i will add.

    on a number of the tiles there appears to be very large lapping ranging from 3mm-5mm - surley this isnt correct?

    I have only paid 25% of the total cost of the works.

    I decided upon this installer, as he seemed very proffesional from his website, to his qoute and the 3d designs he sent over, his previous work displayed on his website looked really good and he has 5 star reviews on mybuilder.co.uk

    I have advised him i am not happy with this, am i in the right from your opions? 20180920_184517.jpg 20180920_184112.jpg 20180920_184127.jpg 20180920_184112.jpg 20180920_184517.jpg
     
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  2. pdc

    pdc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    That's not acceptable by any means.
     
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  3. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Rough as a badgers ass, needs redone at his expense and if he can’t deliver up to him to supply a tiler that is competent
     
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  4. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Very shoddy, it's that same situation we see on here almost daily now, builder doing a tilers job.
     
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  5. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    did you marked with a marker?
     
  6. Bathfix Bob

    Bathfix Bob Professional Tiler

    A big flashy website means nothing, the pictures could be someone else bathroom. All my bathrooms come from recommendations in the town. My website is rubbish..I don't need it anyway.

    He made the decision to lay the tiles like that and he can make the decision on how to remove them, SDS or hammer and chisel, no easy fix.
     
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  7. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Burnley
    Its pathetic...get them and that attempt out and start again with reputable tradesmen.
     
  8. Bathfix Bob

    Bathfix Bob Professional Tiler

    Don't let him fob you off with the old 'it will look better when its grouted rubbish' ...if anything it will look worse.

    We have no sympathy for lazy builders who have no pride in their work, okay if someone makes a mistake and there work is spot on otherwise of course we can help but work like that I have no sympathy. I bets he's really quick too.
     
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  9. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Send him a text message with a link to this page.

    Full rip out and start again. Get a pro in this time, not Bob the builder
     
  10. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Burnley
    ...and have a clipboard of questions ready ;)
     
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  11. Bathfix Bob

    Bathfix Bob Professional Tiler

    Boggs is right, every bodged job that comes in are all from mybuilder.com
     
  12. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
  13. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    You cow:tearsofjoy::wink:
     
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  14. Boggs

    Boggs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    I spot a theme.
     
  15. Boggs

    Boggs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Damn it!
    Got distracted before I could post reply.
     
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