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Chipped tiles in new bathroom

Posted by fabs35 (My Page) on
Wed, May 29, 13 at 11:45

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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RE: Chipped tiles in new bathroom

one more pic...


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RE: Chipped tiles in new bathroom

Have him replace them.


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RE: Chipped tiles in new bathroom

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


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RE: Chipped tiles in new bathroom

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

-Babka


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RE: Chipped tiles in new bathroom

Thanks guys - will speak to them this evening.


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RE: Chipped tiles in new bathroom

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.


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RE: Chipped tiles in new bathroom

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?


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