Flooring & Floor Covering
Re: $5,000 WASTED! Rectified tiles laid with 3mm & grey grou21
Jan 08, 2011 1:21 pm
Rectifieds look much better laid with the smaller joint but it is not a given within the industry to assume that is going to be the standard laying technique. The onus is on the house owner to make it clear to the tiler what is expected with the finer details.
IMHO 3mm with 600X600 would lose all of its class. rectifieds are a totally different kettle of fish to lay than conventional ceramics . Sadly,most people don't know.
Re: $5,000 WASTED! Rectified tiles laid with 3mm & grey grou22
Sep 11, 2018 2:00 pm
We have builders building our new house. We selected 600x600 rectified porcelain tiles which got delivered early last week. When we looked on the weekend, they had laid the tiles the way they would ceramic tiles; grey grout with 3mm grout line. Am devastated as we've just wasted additional $5,000 on rectified porcelain for huge living area to get the seamless look but the look is far from seamless. Can one expect professional tilers and/or project managers to know that if rectified porcelain tiles have been selected, that customer most likely want them laid at 1-1.5mm joint?
Any advice or insight will be extremely appreciated.
Hi , was wondering how did your meeting go with the director. We are building with metricon and still haven't started construction . I am having a same discussion with them about grout , cuz i had given them pictures of glendale display to show the seemless look but they are insisting that the grout line will be 3mm and will be silver grey on a white porcelein tile . I am in the same position as you are .
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