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  1. Chris Gibbs

    Chris Gibbs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    North wales
    turned up to tile a floor at a customers house and was greeted to this!!

    I walked!!

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  2. wrighty

    wrighty Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Northumberland
    Don't blame you
     
  3. Bond

    Bond Top Contributor

    Location:
    Highland
    Tell them you need an other £100. To sort it out!!
     
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  4. Brian the Tile

    Brian the Tile Professional Tiler

    Location:
    north wales
    Would have done the same
     
  5. timeless john

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

    Location:
    North East England
    Especially on a Saturday!
     
  6. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
    So we're they in when you got there?
     
  7. Tony73

    Tony73 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    acton w3, london
    I would have asked for extra, say £40p.h to sort it. If I walk, I loose days work.
     
  8. Chris Gibbs

    Chris Gibbs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    North wales
    no, just expected me to clean it...
     
  9. Chris Gibbs

    Chris Gibbs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    North wales
    where abouts are you brian? I'm in Prestat
    40+ packs of engineered oak would've knackered me out before I started ;)
     
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  10. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
    In that case you have every right to be annoyed and I to would of needed a word with them before continuing
     
  11. CJ

    CJ Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Somerset
    Stuff that, mingers
     
  12. timeless john

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

    Location:
    North East England
    Was it a customer or the builder ( my bet).
     
  13. pjc

    pjc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    high wycombe
    That would be good to normal in my world.
     
  14. Albert

    Albert Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    I make it closer to 50 packs ;).
     
  15. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    not cool
     
  16. timeless john

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

    Location:
    North East England
    48 for me!
     
  17. Chris Gibbs

    Chris Gibbs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    North wales
    its Saturday night... and you're counting packs of laminate? rock n roll ;)
     
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  18. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    BELFAST
    Personally I wouldn't walk from a good floor and loose out because of that. At worst I'd ask the client if they'd be happy to pay me for clearing it so I could complete the job for them. It wouldn't take 20mins. If you had to a £20 fee would be enough, I know it's not what we want but would you give up say £4-500 quid for the sake of twenty mins?
     
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  19. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Exactly Lee I'm with you, reluctantly just get on with it and let the customer know your not that chuffed with it
     
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  20. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Burnley
    Yeah just crack on, had to move a full unfitted kitchen and double fridge freezer TWICE this week to get a dining room done....moving stuff just comes with the territory of tiling floors.
     
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  21. Chris Gibbs

    Chris Gibbs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    North wales
    we are all different I suppose... I'm a tiler not a cleaner, it came down to respect and I was of the opinion that they thought they owned me . no please, no thank you. sometimes you have to take a stand and let people know they cant do stuff like this. I went straight onto another job and cracked on.
     
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  22. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Burnley
    Spoze if your just getting paid just to stick tiles down by the meter then understandable but after getting up Saturday morning think for half an hour I'd just have moved the stuff, will you be going back if they clear it out for you?
     
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  23. Chris Gibbs

    Chris Gibbs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    North wales
    yeah id go back when cleared out.
    I helped him out big time telling him the sequence of the job and which trades followed what...he didn't have a clue about the whole thing, just had the money and no clue. oh and a girlfriend that knew everything. sometimes enough is enough
     
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  24. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Burnley
    More to it than just a pile of oak flooring then ;)
     
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  25. Chris Gibbs

    Chris Gibbs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    North wales
    yeah long storey just text text me saying we have toilet roll holders, mirrors and towel rails to fit. no please or thank you. as I said, don't need it
     
  26. Sibhs85

    Sibhs85 Active Member

    Location:
    Newcastle
    Please help me. Had my wet room tiled and they've done what's supposedly called an envelope cut but it isn't very aesthetically pleasing and other cuts like that when googled look a lot more symmetrical. Can you give me advice on this? Is it done wrong?

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  27. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    I've got a bit of OCD and would probably tidy that up even if it wasn't the room I was to be working in!
     
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  28. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Lancashire
    Me too. I've had customers say that my most used tool is my dustpan and brush.
    I'm still not sure if that's compliment or criticism?!
     
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  29. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    If it's still like that on Monday give us a shout won't be able to sleep now!!
     
  30. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    BELFAST
    I'm sorry but my first reaction to that was an uncontrollable giggle.
    Just being honest!
     
  31. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    BELFAST
    Yeah it's done wrong I'm afraid :(
     
  32. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    yeah!!!!
    this photo is missing from my collection.
    sad, very sad o_Oo_Oo_O
     
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  33. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
    You need to start a new thread..
     
  34. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
    We can have a laugh at it again... :)
     
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  35. pjc

    pjc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    high wycombe
    Always remember a few years ago turned up to tile a kitchen splash back, the units were full. Cleaned it all of, started tiling. At lunch time popped out to get a sandwich. When I got back they had put it all back. Good jobs but not to bright.
     
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    Last edited: Sep 10, 2017
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