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Hi,

I'm sorry its another bad job or not thread.

We've been having our downstairs toilet renovated using a local plumbing company who employ and external tiler to do any tiling work. Throughout it has felt rushed- and I have had doubts regarding the mitring of the tile border in particular- but had naively hoped that the grout would sort this issue out.

Having come back today we feel really quite disappointed with the overall appearance of the tiling, especially given the cash we are spending having a reputable local company do it. Any advice on whether the job is that bad overall would be appreciated.

Many thanks and sorry for another one of these threads!
 

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Im never too quick to pull apart somebody else's work, but that really looks very sloppy in my opinion. White metros with black grout is a nightmare combination in all fairness, as it will show up even the most minor imperfection, but I would always tell a potential customer this from the outset and would add in the additional time required to get a decent finish on the grout. If the client is happy to pay for it, I'm more than happy to install with that colour combination.

Had they of taken more time on the grouting and cleaning of the grout, it would have looked a lot better. The layout of the tiles is bad in areas and taking more time to get that right would have helped. It looks rushed. The trims look terrible in places and it is far from a professional finish. In fact it looks more like a very average diy job to me.

Not all tilers will mitre external tile edges as you have requested and I am one who doesn't as I've only been going a few years now and am not confident I could do these to a standard which is acceptable and charge a client for that. I could do a damn site better than your "tiler" has mind you!

I would have explained this and suggested a trim on that external corner instead, rather than just hoping I can bodge it!

I think it's a poor job overall and you should be raising the issue with the contractor and withholding payment until it's all put right.
 
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It looks as though their usual tiler was too busy to do the work in the timeframe requested as I can’t believe they would be using that guy again.
The border tiles do need to be mitred and setting any wet cutter blade at 45 degrees will give a lovely cut. All internal corners should be silicone and as already mentioned, there should have been much more care and attention paid to the grouting process.
Good luck in resolving your issue as I would struggle to live with that job so would be demanding a full refit.
 

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