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Am I right to be disappointed with this finish and expect my tiler to return to put things right? He tells me he has finished my job. Thanks in advance.

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Wow!!! 😳.
Certainly isn’t the best and poor grouting.
 
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Not good at all. Not the best grout cleaning job
 
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Hhmm rough as a badgers a--- black on white needs careful cleaning this looks rushed to me . Kop
 
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I do hope you haven't paid him for that? you have to get him back
 
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Don't pay them. That grouting job is terrible!
 
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Thank you for your replies. I’m a female living alone so sometimes I doubt my own judgements when it comes to work by trades people. No - luckily I learnt from previous jobs and haven’t paid a penny yet. He was in a rush to get away when doing it so the grouting was rushed. He did return last night and spent 3.5 hrs replacing scratched tiles and improving the grouting. He’s returning again as I still don’t think it looks a professional finish. I appreciate your opinions. Thanks
 
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Thank you for your replies. I’m a female living alone so sometimes I doubt my own judgements when it comes to work by trades people. No - luckily I learnt from previous jobs and haven’t paid a penny yet. He was in a rush to get away when doing it so the grouting was rushed. He did return last night and spent 3.5 hrs replacing scratched tiles and improving the grouting. He’s returning again as I still don’t think it looks a professional finish. I appreciate your opinions. Thanks
Let us know how it goes.
 
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make sure your happy before you pay him. Let us know how you get on with some pics..
 
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Thank you. After 3.5 hrs of coming back - during which time improvements have definitely been made - I would be grateful if you could let me know if I am right to still be concerned about the following or if I’m being unreasonable and too much of a perfectionist. I feel he has left me with more work.

1. The floor. This was brand new, clean 9mm ply when the tiler arrived which my floor fitter had put down prior to him fitting my glue down LVTs next week. There are blobs of dried grout and the floor obviously wasn’t covered during tiling/grouting. I believe it’s essential LVT has a level, smooth surface and the floor therefore needs attention - cleaning and dried grout taken off.

2. Quite a number of tiles are not flush and stick out. Hence the grouting is uneven. I mentioned this and was told that if only one corner is sticking out then it can’t be rectified as if you push that corner in the opposite corner will stick out. The tiler has tiled directly onto new, smooth green board.

3. Uneven thicknesses of grout (due to tile positioning) - caused by a fitted wonky tile and tiles not fitted flush.

4. The ceiling was freshly painted white and now it has grout on it, including dried blobs of grout.

5. I asked for a 4mm gap to be left under tiles at floor level as per the floor fitter’s request. This has not been done in most areas. Tiler when questioned after the job said it couldn’t be done as my floor wasn’t level. It’s new 9mm ply.

6. Grout overlapping onto the actual tiles and not a smooth straight finish.

Please see a selection of photographs which cover examples of the above points.

I would be very grateful for your opinions and if I’m expecting too much. Thank you.

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