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TILING HELP/ ADVICE NEEDED!

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by Irish Lass, 27 Sep 2004.

  1. Irish Lass

    Irish Lass

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    Hi, I paid for a 'professional' tiler to tile my bathroom at the weekend but noticed that he broke a tile in half so that he could tile around the shower head holder (which is removalble!) Im really not happy with this as it looks terribly messy but this cowboy he tells me he 'can't' drill a hole in a tile which I just don't believe. As Im a younge woman living alone & feel he is taking me for a fool but I need solid facts to confront him with when he calls back tomorrow night. Can anyone please help me. surely a small hole can be drilled into a tile after it has been fixed to the wall and if so do you have to wait a few days for the adhesive to be fully dry or can my tiler do it there and then? Maybe the hole can put in the tile first - is this an easy job? HELP :(
     
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  3. 2scoops0406

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    From the detail you've given, he's giving you the run around. Its not THAT difficult to cut a hole in a tile, if the shower head is removable, and IF it is possible to slip the tile over, then I can't see why not, other than he's a lazy so and so.
     
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    im no tiler

    yes you can cut holes in tiles
    what sort of tiles are they then somone can tell you if your
    particular tiles cannot be drilled

    big all
     
  5. Irish Lass

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    Hi - I agree, I think he is giving me the total run around. Ive no idea exactly what type of tyle they are to be honest (remember Im a girl!!) they are just regular white bathroom tiles bought in a bathroom show room shop.

    I have a sneakly feeling he might land up with no drill with him so Ive arrange to borrow one including all the different drill bits. . . . Im going to be one step ahead (I hope!). Thanks guys!
     
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    It is best to cut the hole before fixing the replacement tile, it can be done in a number of ways best method first.

    Hole cutting attachment on a manual tile cutter

    Diamond or grit edged holesaw in a handheld drill

    Rota zip or Dremel with tile cutting attachment

    Drill a small hole, insert a tile saw in & cut the circle

    If there is a cover flange for the spout it is possible to cut a square hole with an electric tile cutter.

    If He's a pro he should be able to do one of these, even id the spout has a bend, so long as the rose can be removed there should be no problem.

    Jason
     
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    A few things.

    You need the right bits, special tile cutting bits, or a hole saw capable of cutting tiles

    You have to use a SLOW drill speed and drill in stages. It is best to put tape over the centre of where the hole is to be cut, and rotate the drill BY HAND a few times in order to start the hole, otherwise the bit can wander all over the tile.

    DO NOT use hammer action on the drill !! fairly obvious I suppose.

    Post in the right section :)
     
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