Chipped tiles in new bathroom

fabs35May 29, 2013

Hi

I have five chipped tiles in a new bathroom. They are made from porcelain and are on the walls.

I have attached a couple of pics.

The fitter is saying he can sealant over them to cover them up - should I insist on the tiles coming out and being replaced before I pay him???

Thanks for your opinions

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fabs35

one more pic...

    Bookmark   May 29, 2013 at 11:48AM
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geoffrey_b

Have him replace them.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2013 at 4:46PM
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kirkhall

yup. And, get a new saw blade before he does and cuts new ones.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2013 at 7:29PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

Absolutely replace them. That just looks sloppy, and you are the one who gets to look at it every day, not the fitter.

-Babka

    Bookmark   May 29, 2013 at 10:53PM
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fabs35

Thanks guys - will speak to them this evening.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 4:56AM
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pricklypearcactus

Personally, I would expect them to be replaced. My first tiling project was with porcelain tile, and I concur that they can be difficult to cut. A wet saw with a new sharp diamond blade is important. Similarly new high quality diamond drill bits are necessary to drill holes.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 9:56AM
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terriks

In the last picture he should have used special trim pieces that are bullnosed, or he should have put the cut side at the grout joint, though with all those chips that still would not have looked good. Was this a professional tile setter?

    Bookmark   May 30, 2013 at 2:00PM
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