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  1. Turkish tiler

    Turkish tiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Cheshire
    These tiles grouted 3 times red body still showing through edges glaze does not fold over seems to edgeHas anyone had problem like this, how did you resolve it ?
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  2. Plan Tec Tiling

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

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    That would drive me insane!!! Luckily never had to fix these or encountered this issue.
    It doesn't look like the grout has been wiped down too much so clearly a fault with the tile as you say.
    Would the grout colorant that tradetiler sell sort it?
     
  3. whitebeam

    whitebeam Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Are they from a diy shed...
     
  4. timeless john

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

    Location:
    North East England
    Tipex!
     
  5. Turkish tiler

    Turkish tiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Cheshire
    When I grouted third time waited until bone dry as soon as started wiping grout of edges started showing again took me ages to get grout of tile it self
    I have tried mapei grout pen, did not work
     
  6. Stef

    Stef Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Cumnock, Ayrshire
    Turkish I've complained a couple of times with this issue over the years, not had it for a while though.
    There is nothing you can do as the glaze doesn't wrap around the tile enough.
    I have noticed though that it's only one edge where the glaze has come up short, I can't remember the last tile I had this problem with though.
    Could try gloss paint!!!
     
  7. Turkish tiler

    Turkish tiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Stef It is not only one tile and it is in shower area is well. I have complained to tile shop and manufacturers as always tilers fault sick of it to be honest seems there is no standard bring any s..t and call tile and sell it.
    Like you said glaze does not wrap around the edge two Sodexo of the tile ok but other two glaze short red body higher than glaze when I look at tile 180 degree
     
  8. Stef

    Stef Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Cumnock, Ayrshire
    Turkish you know yourself mate only one way to rectify it, rip it out & replace.
    It's a pain & good on you for complaining.
    When I've had it in the past it's been every tile but got told to fit them so it's down to the site agent etc.
     
  9. peterwhayward

    peterwhayward Active Member

    Is the customer okay with it?. (probably not). But if they are , could you not use a sealer on all the grout lines (and therefore the raw edges as well) just to stop any water ingress. Not a good remedy I know but maybe a option. Hope it helps.
     
  10. pjc

    pjc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    high wycombe
    have seen it a few times over the years usealy on poorley made cheap tiles.
     
  11. Colour Republic

    Colour Republic Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Is that a porcelanosa tile? Called cubica? 300x1000
     
  12. deanotile

    deanotile Professional Tiler JOTM Winner JOTY Winner

    Location:
    Birmingham
    Cubica look-alike this is what you get when you go for imitation. Complaining about this is like complaining that your fake TAG didn't work in water LOL
     
  13. Sean Kelly

    Sean Kelly Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Ruislip
    Turkish I've fitted the porcelonosa version of this tile. I'm pretty sure these are not the porcelonosa ones. Plan Tec mentioned grout colorant. I'm afraid that the colorant will only adhere to the grout and not the tile or the biscuit. The other problem with this tile is that it catches and retains all the grout in the dimples. This caught me out last year on a very hot day in a loft conversion. The grout dried in seconds. I now use BAL temporary sealer (available from Topps). I would ask the customer what they think and then take it from there.

    I seem to remember there is a ceramic tile product used to fix chipped tiles. Use this link for ideas:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_kw=repair+kit+ceramic+tiles


    Good luck I know how you are feeling right now.
     
  14. Colour Republic

    Colour Republic Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Thought as much as the porcelanosa tile we did a few months back had a white body. From the face of it, it looks identical but highlights the problem a copy can give you.
     
  15. Turkish tiler

    Turkish tiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Spanish tiles company called Elmolino name of tiles SINFONIA BLANCO
     
  16. Turkish tiler

    Turkish tiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Cheshire
    customer is not happy at all, she said if needs to she will take tile shop to small claims court
     
  17. Turkish tiler

    Turkish tiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Cheshire
    when I find out who will pay cost of rip out and re tile that will be way forward
     
  18. peterwhayward

    peterwhayward Active Member

    Sounds like the balls in her court then. You cant grout beyond the surface of a tile, and that's what you would have to do to cover the unglazed edges like that. I was always coming across it with B & Q's 6 X 6 whites (not my contract I was just fitting them), you would expect it at £4 a box + -.
     
  19. CJ

    CJ Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Somerset
    Too many tiles nowadays don't have glazed edges.......some grout better than others though. Not that this is much help in this circumstance.
     
  20. radim

    radim Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Tayside; Scotland
    crap tiles. u fixed what she supplied. it is between her and shop- manufacturer.
    what load of poo we have to deal with...
    thats my opinion.
     
  21. Lithofin BOB

    Lithofin BOB Company Support

    Location:
    Hampshire
    Hi mate, know a guy from company grout pro , sure he may have coloured fillers , to bulk out, kf would stabilise water penetration but not colour , will text you his number, have a chat with him .
    Cheers bob
     
  22. afright

    afright Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Broadstairs,Kent.
    Spanish tiles are renowned for this.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2014
  23. Paul ja

    Paul ja Active Member

    Location:
    Stoke
    This maybe an old thread but I have just installed black and white Cubica rectified tiles and am having problems getting the grout flush with the tile edge to hide the ceramic biscuit back. Not a major visual problem on the white as the tile is a white'ish ceramic but very annoying on the black.

    I guess the only way is to rake it out and have another go at it, but I'm not sure what I can do differently to keep more product in the joint, I left it late to clean up as it was !

    I'm using Ultra grout (what a absolute pain the charcoal is to clean up)

    On the white I'm thinking of using tile / grout sealer to prevent moisture getting into the tile - is this ok ?

    As a quick fix on the black could a permanent marker be used and then seal (I know its a bit of a bodge but ......)

    Thanks

    Paul
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
  24. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Fitted a load of cheap crap metros a couple of weeks ago with the same issue.
    Imo there's not much you can do.... Thankfully I never supplied the tile and the client never noticed anything.... It was more me and the fact I had to leave it like that...
    Since then I have been playing around with a few spare tiles..... Yes it bugged me that much...... It did find leaving a big grout line helped the issue slightly..
     
  25. John Benton

    John Benton Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Leeds
    Are you using a washboy or just a hand sponge. I find that on Cubica the washboy sponge tends to follow the profile of the tile better than the hand sponge and therefore does not expose the biscuit.
     
  26. Paul ja

    Paul ja Active Member

    Location:
    Stoke
    Hand sponge ! Until today I didn't know what a washboy was.
     
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