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    Tiles - a question

    If you had paid over £200 for a bathroom to be fully tiled would it be a problem for you if several of the cross spacers were sticking out where they had not been covered properly in grout. Would you complain?

    Yours faithfully
    Spineless from Eastbourne

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    Yes I would. They might offer compo or take them off and do it right.
    When you bought it this wasn't part of the deal

    It would prolly niggle me, but not worth a complaint, id just go over with a bit more tile grout & move on.

    I would certainly point it out to them and see what they say. You have paid a reasonable amount of money for the job to be done so it should be done to a reasonable standard.

    Yes, if I wanted a s**t job doing, I would have done it myself.

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    skintzimbo;5777291

    Yes, if I wanted a s**t job doing, I would have done it myself.


    Thats what I was thinking.

    It is just bugging me because I can see them everytime I have a shower. I did notice at the urinals in Asda that they had exactly the same issue with their tiles.

    i read that as they were sticking out (showing, not pushed back into the grout line fully) as they hadnt been covered fully with grout ? not sticking out from the tile. I have a few on mine you can just see, but a smear of grout will cover them & world peace would have been restored & i can go a whistling on my merry way.

    just chip the grout out and pull the spacers out and regrout. £200 sounds very cheap for a complete bathroom tile so if that's the only issue consider yourself lucky

    I'm a tiler, pulling the spacers out might not be so simple as you will find the legs snap off, can you actually see the full crosses or the legs pocking out on angles? if it's in a shower area over time it may cause you problems as grout won't be filled properly oin the voids where the crosses are so water will find it's way in over time.

    Get a screwdriver and gently try pushing the legs of the cross in, then grout where holes are visible.

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    All spacers should be removed.
    Ask the tiler to come back and remove them and re grout where they were.
    I was a tiler and would never leave a spacer in.
    If you attempt to rectify it your self he can then wash his hands of the job.
    Pulling a spacer out can pull a badly fitted tile away as well.

    take every spacer out ! ? i thought the reason they were thinner then the tile was you could leave them in situ & just grout over ? i tiled my bathroom & left 90% of the spacers in.

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    richp;5778977

    take every spacer out ! ? i thought the reason they were thinner then the … take every spacer out ! ? i thought the reason they were thinner then the tile was you could leave them in situ & just grout over ? i tiled my bathroom & left 90% of the spacers in.



    Yes, you can leave them in but you have to set them back on purpose to do this when you're putting them in place.
    However, if they can be seen, as the poster mentioned, this hasn't been done.

    £200 does sound cheap.
    I only pay when the work carried out is done and am happy with it,specially if just a small concern place or whatever.

    Pluun;5777718

    All spacers should be removed..



    Thanks for that, I thought that I was missing something, I have always removed them once the tiles have set to the wall.

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    £200 is an incredible price for a complete bathroom re-tile

    Was the price on a mate rate or similar?

    Personally, I wouldnt complain as only a 2 min job to pull out and re-grout

    Inactive;5780541

    Thanks for that, I thought that I was missing something, I have always … Thanks for that, I thought that I was missing something, I have always removed them once the tiles have set to the wall.



    Tile spacers stay in between the tiles, you grout over them.

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    hamsterpig;5782124

    Tile spacers stay in between the tiles, you grout over them.


    I always remove them and so does a tiler I know

    csiman;5782214

    I always remove them and so does a tiler I know



    Fair enough, just seems odd to take them odd more chance or chipping a tile trying to get them out.

    Each to their own.

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    Either way works.

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    hamsterpig;5782266

    Fair enough, just seems odd to take them odd more chance or chipping a … Fair enough, just seems odd to take them odd more chance or chipping a tile trying to get them out.Each to their own.


    depends how you put them in I guess.

    I never put them in the corners as I find this way much quicker and more accurate

    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk173/csiman2/100_0593.jpg
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