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Public Thread!: Poor Tiling Workmanship by DIY and Rogue Traders

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Here you go. 10 cracked Travertine tiles in a floor due to bad tiling. Travertine floor-Tunbridge wells 001.jpgTravertine floor-Tunbridge wells 005.jpgTravertine floor-Tunbridge wells 007.jpgTravertine floor-Tunbridge wells 009.jpgTravertine floor-Tunbridge wells 010.jpg
 

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Nice one.

I thought somebody must have seen something somewhere :)
 
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Bubble were the tiles blown or loose ? or had this fixing method worked just out of interest ??
The ones around the pan were cracked but the rest were fine & so was the grout. TBH, it took me HOURS to get them up. They were a nightmare!
 
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Is that fastflex?
 
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And there was this one. Guy started @ 9am & was still there @ 10.30pm that night to do 4m2. This is the result the customer got:

After removal of the tiles I noticed some areas were packed to at least 25mm with ready mixed addy. The plasterboard had been attempted to be stuck to the brick wall with a 50mm cavity with ready mixed too.

He stuck the tiles to painted existing tiles

I started @ 9am, removed both sets of tiles, re-sheeted, tiled, grouted & siliconed by 3pm. God knows what he was doing to be there that length of time. Customer even bought him a chippy @ 7pm as they felt bad for him.

Heres the end result with Milford Cream I think it was
 
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i know that Blob fixing or dot/dab or whatever you like to call it, is frowned -on and not -up to BS, but it's equally still not illegal to fix like this it's just another way to fix tile ( i and most on here would never dream of fixing like this ) but as said i think it allowable !!! technically .......
 
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No way. Ha
Couldn't believe it either but boy were they stuck. SDS was no good as the silicone took the impact so had to smash it into a million pieces & dig in with a Mutt & 150mm Hamilton
 

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Not good. I bet they didn't sound as hollow as you'd assume either then. Silicone would take the impact from the coin test too and make it sound a bit duller than you'd get with adhesive.

Suprised the grout held up though. It's a vote of confidence for whatever make that was!
 
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Bubblecraft

They didn't sound hollow at all. Even at the pan where they were cracked. I had priced to uplift them if fitted the correct way or near enough. Normally would have had it all up in about half an hour. Took me a whole day! Couldn't even let the customer know as he was abroad so just I took the hit on it.

The grout must have been mixed with a latex to hold up to that
 
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I've posted these before I think, dot and dab over UFH, 1200x600 porcelains. Was only there to replace a couple of loose tiles, ended up ripping the lot up and starting fresh.



 

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