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Still likely to be over the limit.

You have three choices.

1. Bodge it and run the risk of injuring yourself or your family when they all come down on top of you/them when taking a slash (sounds harsh but has been known)

2. Do it properly. Take the tiles down, replace any damaged plasterboard and re-tile (my prefered option)

3. Live with it and have that little slither of tile and the teeth marks in the cuts point and laugh at you every time you go in there until you go insane and end up in a straight jacket and padded cell for several years with ongoing therapy until after years of counselling and prozak you get your madness under control and finally concede that option 2 may have been the best way forward to live a life of peace and harmony :)
 
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Ha Ha Paul thanks, that's the first time I've laughed in days.

1. the toilet is over the other side of the room, so no risk there, but could get balls cut off having a shower. I don't fancy that.

2. yes

3. forget it.

is there a compromise where I could get them to take the slither and one tile out each side and put two half tiles in or will that look as bad?

By the way the shower tray/cubicle and sink is fitted on that wall since the pictures.

I did ask on this thread does there exist a corner trim, maybe brushed stainless steel that could be fitted and look ok?
 

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To be honest I think it will be too noticeable that you have two half tiles in a corner. You could give it a go to see if you can live with it before making your decision about re-tiling, but personally, I think it will be a waste of time. Others may have a different opinion.

It depends on how thick the slither is, but this is 15mm deep and may work to cover it?
https://www.tiling tools/product/15...ished-chrome-self-adhesive-internal-trim-2-5m

EDIT: thinking about it, if it works, it may be worth doing all internal corners to keep it uniform around the room so they don't look out of place.
 
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That's the sort of thing Paul, thing is I don't think 15mm is big enough to cover it, more like 25-30mm. That's quite big. Does anyone bathroom have this sort of corner finish by choice? Maybe high end bathroom - lol.

I'm getting to the point where I'm thinking to rip the ffing lot out. Everything is a compromise and it shouldn't be. Anyone want a job in Lancashire?
 

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In some situations, they can look quite neat, but if its the intended look you are looking for, there are better trims to use and the tiling still needs to be right. This is designed more of a last-ditch cover-up when all other options are exhausted.
 
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Yes, I think I'm going to get it redone, I guess tiles don't come off to easily from plasterboard. Better sometimes to take a step back before continuing. Thanks all for your help and advice.
 
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The layout has gone horribly wrong. Not sure why as the classic mistake is not realising the walls are not plumb as the installer goes up the wall from the first bottom course with a full tile, but it seems this was easily apparent as the cuts are tiny all the way up. I think this is just a poor job and is prone to water ingress. Tiles don't look level either as the joints don't meet in corners. Looks like grout has been used in the soap niches instead of silicone which won't seal out water. Poor cutting of tiles (rough machine edges). Non-mitre of trims, just butt-joints.
The only solution is to ask him to rip it out and start again.
 
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I'm ordering new tiles today. Bathroom furniture being taken out tomorrow. Next week tiles off full wall and bad ones around window being taken off and surface prepared. After that I'm looking for a tiler ro finish. You don't fancy coming over to Ramsbottom do you?
 
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I'll take all tips on board when liaising with tiler. I'm interested to know how you professional tillers would have laid out this space. Whether there are different ideas on approach. On left side is a shower quadrant. On right side mirror cabinet and sink.

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Hi Taffy

I am in Greenmount this morning - are you around so I can take a look at the job?
 
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Round the corner in Holcombe Brook
 
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You need to send me a message as yours is blocking contact, so I can give you my details and vice versa.
 

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Wise choice taffy
 
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Clearly not a tiler by trade. Builder brought him in as part of a loft conversion. Part of the bathroom isn't too bad. I think a combination of lack of care and attention to detail, which are paramount if tiling skill is limited. I'll never have a job done in future by someone who isn't qualified. Tiling is a science and an art.
 

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Couldn’t help noticing the rough cuts around the window trim. No thought in setting out, was this guy or girl a tiler?
We do have some female members some of which are very good tilers , and I don't mean good for women I mean they are very good ,
 
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Hello everyone, the bathroom is finally finished, well almost. In the end the original tiler came and put it right. We had the bad wall tiled over and had polyurethane coving and skirting fitted to hide the big gaps. It looks ok now. The only thing left to do is silicone, which I am going to do myself. I am not experienced, but am going to take my time with it. I am looking for advice on what should be silconed and what colour. I have purchased colour matched silicone with the grout and white silicone.

I've attached a pdf with numbered photos.

Here is what I think.

1. Inside the inset just where the patterned meets the white tile - Grey

2. All corners of walls - Grey

3. Where UPVC window meets tiles - White

4. Just four spots on top of toilet unit to keep marble top in place and round bottom of pan - white

5. Top and bottom of sink splash back - White

7. Around bottom of doorframes - White

8. Around shower tray - white

That's it. I'm hoping to go for it tomorrow.

Thanks in advance.

Taff
 

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Even on the sink backsplash where it meets the sink top?
Personally for me yes, but there are plenty of guys who use white where it meets white. Only place I use white is at ceiling junction (Geocel caulk)
 

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Make your life easier and invest in a silicone profiling tool like Fugi or similar and watch a couple youtube videos beforehand, if this is your first go at sealing all this type of stuff it can be a very messy job
 
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I've got a vitrex, a squirty bottle with water and a little washing up liquid. Meths, plenty of cloths. Been preparing all morning. Been on youtube.
 

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A set of fugi tools are a must and plenty of blue roll and wipes I use silicone spray for smoothing off after , don't apply to much silicone in one go you can always add some more it's a pita to remove excess . Kop
 

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Just waiting for a blind.
 

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