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New bathroom floor opinions.

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by nicck, 13 Mar 2020.

  1. nicck

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    New tiles on bathroom floor, a couple of days old.

    The floor tiles are not perfectly level but very close.

    I've noticed the grout is several mm below tile level, between tiles and at some wall area. It is deeply ressessed where the wall and floor tiles meet and missing behind soil pipe. Also noticed on photos that its grout is cracking.

    Toilet fitted with general purpose screw and washer. Towel rail also has gp screws. Tile round soil pipe has a wide gap.

    What do you think?
     

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    I am not sure what this thread is about!!

    Did you install the tiles and are looking for feedback on the quality of your work?
    Or did you employ a professional and are unhappy with the work and therefore looking for a second opinion?

    The pictures are taken too close to fully assess the tiling but it does highlight some issues clearly.
    The cutting technique seems very poor around the waste and water pipe. There also appears to be a poo splat on the skirting board.
     
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    whoever did the work its an unacceptable standard - in fact its rubbish.
     
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    Cracked floor tiles=poor base.
    Did they install ditramat or 12mm marine plywood treated?
    Guess not.
    Screws in bathroom must be stainless steel.
    Gaps around pipes should be neat and filled with coloured silicone, although I have successfully used flexible grout without cracks (bal).
    Major problem is the floor cracks.
     
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    That's a bit rude !
     
  7. nicck

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    Thanks for the reply.

    This is my concern, the tiles are not cracked but the grout it. Not easily visible to naked eye, hence close up. I could not detect any visible movement by stepping on floor, which would be extreme.

    I was wonderdering if flexible grout could solve the cracking issue or if it needs to come out and be redone after the floor has been secured.

    I didn't see the install and don't know if they used ditramat or 12mm marine plywood but can check through the big hole round the soul pipe. I'm not sure what the floor structure is. See my next post.

    I was shocked when I saw the screws.
     
  8. nicck

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    To add some more detail.

    This is a family members house and an insurance replacement of a toilet floor which was previously tiled for about 20 years without issue. There was a burst pipe that required the good floor to be lifted.

    The repaire floor level, approxiates the original by observing how it is level at the doorway.

    I will try to find out what was done to the floor before the replacement tiles were installed.
     
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