Discuss Public Thread!: Poor Tiling Workmanship by DIY and Rogue Traders in the Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.com

Paul C.

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Some customers you have to feel sorry for. But just because he's a nice guy does not mean he's a "professional tiler"....... like this guy.

Chimney centre feature with split face effect interlocking porcelain. Sounds straightforward enough right?

Wrong!

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Used the interlocks on the external corners and made a central closing section by hacking small squares out of the remaining tiles, filled in [some of] the joints with adhesive (yep... not grout), lippage galore.

But somehow, her only complaint was that they weren't cleaned up properly!
 

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Some customers you have to feel sorry for. But just because he's a nice guy does not mean he's a "professional tiler"....... like this guy.

Chimney centre feature with split face effect interlocking porcelain. Sounds straightforward enough right?

Wrong!

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Used the interlocks on the external corners and made a central closing section by hacking small squares out of the remaining tiles, filled in [some of] the joints with adhesive (yep... not grout), lippage galore.

But somehow, her only complaint was that they weren't cleaned up properly!
Maybe the externals are like that for hand and footholds when you are practicing your climbing skills! :)
 

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Just tiled a kitchen splash back in a 1 year old house built by a popular company.
Well I was looking at the tiled floor and spotted that previous tiler has left spacers in the floor and tried grouting over them??
Must have been on price work

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de spacer say "peek'a'boo"
First I thought it was a bit of rubbish then as I looked there was 4-5 of them and that was just in the kitchen area, not including some chipped tiles and my pet hate cutting around door frames ( couldn't sneak any more photos )
 

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When I saw the brick slips I thought WTF! Then yesterday they painted them so perhaps that's the look they were after.
So I looked at 2 of the 3 bathrooms they've had done and again WTF!
Now this is 2 streets away from the Thames in a £2-3 million semi detached property under refurbishment.
What is our industry coming to!
 

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Maybe when they've painted over the tiling it won't look so bad as well....
 

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That's bad! I'll never understand the way customers pay thousands for tiles then get the cheapest installer to do it! It's like buying a brand new car and getting Jack from down the road who repaired your mower few years back to maintain it.
 

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When I first looked at this I thought it was OK...until I noticed the right hand wall.
Nobody on site own a level?

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stop stop
 

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You get for what you pay. The job probably it is done by the builder cheap and .
Down here nothing is cheap that's why the client brought his own trusted tradesmen in from Nottingham. Trusted in what? Because it isn't in the building trade that's for sure.
A further point of interest is the back kitchen it's been in over a week and a guy came down from Nottingham to fix a few extra units so it could be templated for Corian!! I'll show the 'kitchen' as it stands today. No roof, no floor, no f...ing clue!
 
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  • :windchime:
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