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Hi all

Need some advice.
Got burned slightly by a poor tiler. Firstly tells me at the end of the job he doesn't silicone because "I'm rubbish at it"

Further to this something which I have never seen before is he has left a bit of a gap between the wall tiles and shower tray. In some areas it's not so bad but in others it's quite large to a point I can get my index finger in and cover my whole fingernail.

Taking the tile off etc is not really an option.

I thought either fill it up with silicon or a foam or even get a sliver of tile to take it down to the bottom then the usual seal over with a wider bead of silicon.

Any advise would be much appreciated.

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:shock: :shock: :shock:

Have you paid this so called "Tiler" ? FFS he can tile and has left gaps that can't be filled with a bead of silicon ???

I'm a Handyman that does a bit of tiling and if I'd left a gap like that I'd get a job in a supermarket stuffing shelves...

Pics please. :shock:

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Get the tiler back and tell him to do the job properly. I tend to leave a 2mm gap between tray and tiles. Is the tray level?

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:( yes he's been paid.

He assured me it wouldn't be a problem and gave me a number for a "silicone expert"
I sort of fell for it at the time and then the more I looked at it and the more I thought hmmmmm, I've def not seen this before.

Anyway plumber looked at it and said that is quite large, another tiler looked at it and he said what the hell is that.

I'll try get pics up now . I just want to try salvage it without tearing out tiles etc.


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I've just gone and taken these now.

To be frank I wouldn't want him back in.
Ps. Yes tray is 100% level. It was checked over and over while fitting and I checked it too later


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You can get around it by sticking on some UPVC trim to neaten it up. Something like this https://www.directplastics.com/upvc-tri ... trim-white

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dewaltdisney wrote:
You can get around it by sticking on some UPVC trim to neaten it up.


or you could sue the arse off the so called tradesman...

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dewaltdisney wrote:
You can get around it by sticking on some UPVC trim to neaten it up. Something like this https://www.directplastics.com/upvc-tri ... trim-white

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I really don't want to be using that on a brand new bathroom fit out.


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Well it is a case of chopping the tiles off and redoing it with correctly trimmed tiles with a thin line of silicone. The alternative is having a wide bodge looking line of silicone as a sealer and that was why I advised on the trim as an easy solution. It has to be said that the tiler has not done very well.

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Agreed :(
I've messaged the original tiler to say I'm not happy with the work and the gap left is unacceptable
I'm not expecting much of a reply if any. However fortunately for me I have another good tiler to hand and I've messaged him to come have a look and if need be replace the tiles.

Bit downhearted by being done like that.


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I am crap at running in silicone so I usually do it the long winded way. I run two strips of masking tape and then silicone. I run a former along to get it smooth and clear the excess. The trick is to give it ten minutes or so to start to skin and then gently remove the tape. I post this in case you decide to do it as a temporary measure so you can use teh shower in the interim.

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Hi All,

Just as an update:
Had a chat with the tiler who was willing to come back and fix it however I have to say I am very reluctant to allow him to start taking off tiles and putting them back on.

I am thinking in the interm of using it for say a year, and then possibly have the 3 tiles redone by another proven tiler I use.

In the mean time I am thinking of 3 options:

1: First use a clear silicon inside the gap for extra protection, then insert a backer rod in the larger gaps and use a fugi tool to make the silicone bead, I have the tool and have checked that the 16mm side would cover the gap.

2) Buy a Quadarant trim think which comes in the smallest size of 15mm and run this along the bottom of the shower tray, this comes in a nice silver so will look like some sort of design: e.g. http://www.nationalplastics.co.uk/silve ... rtias.html

3) Find a concave trim that I could use (not sure if this would work): http://www.trimtraders.co.uk/other-trim ... ofile.html


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I can understand that you are reluctant to have him back to replace the bad tiles but it is the best solution. Perhaps just get him to do the tiling and you do the silicone??

If you are looking at the going with the temporary solution then I would have the silver quadrant as it will look good with your tiles. As I said in an earlier post the trim nicely stuck on with some silicone should look good and last as a water seal. Give it a couple of days to cure and go off properly before use :thumbright:

Let us know how you get on :thumbright:

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dewaltdisney wrote:
I can understand that you are reluctant to have him back to replace the bad tiles but it is the best solution. Perhaps just get him to do the tiling and you do the silicone??

If you are looking at the going with the temporary solution then I would have the silver quadrant as it will look good with your tiles. As I said in an earlier post the trim nicely stuck on with some silicone should look good and last as a water seal. Give it a couple of days to cure and go off properly before use :thumbright:

Let us know how you get on :thumbright:

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I guess I'm just worried that while taking out the tiles he will cause more damage.
I will have a think on it overnight and see how I feel.

Thanks for the advice so far and I will keep everyone updated.


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