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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 10:34 am 
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Hello all,

I had my bathroom refitted this time last year with metro tiles placed across three of the four walls.

Unfortunately hairline cracks started to appear on around 20+ tiles across the three walls within a few months.

The guy who fitted my bathroom suggested that the issue could have happened for a number of reasons, such as weight from the loft on the bathroom or the stud wall not being strong enough. He subsequently offered to rebuild the whole bathroom for a further £7k!

Eventually he re-tiled the bathroom for free last month, however hairline cracks have started to reappear again already.

Where do you think I stand on this issue please? And his anyone experienced anything similar?

I appreciate that this problem could be down to one or more of a range of issues, but isn't that the supplier's responsibility to consider prior to starting a job?

The job has been obviously done twice, but if it hasn't been completed successfully then I can't surely happily accept this situation?

Apologies for all the questions but any advice would be greatly appreciated.



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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 12:59 pm 
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Are these just solitary large cracks across the tiles or is it more like the glaze crazing?

One day it will all be firewood.

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 9:42 pm 
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Movement in the walls...

Your stud walls however they have been built ...are not strong enough to take the weight off the tiles and adhesive.

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