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The Dodgy Files

Fields Tiling is the company investors, building professionals and property developers have grown to trust to rectify ‘dodgy’ tiling jobs.

With so many new tile products on the market, it’s critical that the adhesives and the preparation used in tiling jobs are compatible with the tiles’ composition to ensure years of long-lasting cover.

Don’t be a victim of ‘dodgy’ jobs.

Protect yourself and your investment in tiles by listening to the advice quality tradespeople give you and ensure your job includes:

  • Adhesives suitable for the type of tile you’ve selected
  • Certified waterproofing
  • Joint sealing
  • Adequate drying time for waterproofing, joint sealing and surface preparation
  • QBSA licensed tradespeople with current licence certificates
Otherwise, here’s what could happen….



Dodgy Bathroom

Problem: This bathroom had never been used. It's brand new. Many of the tiles and grout joints are uneven, the mirror is not flush and floor wastes are above the level of tiles as is the skirting in the doorway. Corners are not finished correctly and in the shower, the tiles did not slope towards the drain hole.

Solution: The entire bathroom needed to be removed and redone properly.

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Shower Water Damage
Problem: This three year-old shower was not waterproofed before the tiles were laid. The resulting moisture that seeped into the frame led to wood rot, mould and structural damage to the property. The constant presence of moisture also attracted termites which infested the property.

Solution: Allow area to dry completely. Repair structural damage, replace rotted or termite infested frame. Waterproof shower area properly and re-do tiling completely with new tiles.
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Terracotta Tiles

Problem: The terracotta tiles in this outdoor pathway cracked and expansion joints were inadequate for the weather conditions the tiles had to bear. The tiles were fixed to a concrete base with rigid adhesives which meant that while the concrete was shrinking, the tiles were constantly expanding due to weather conditions and exposure to the sun which caused them to crack. There were not enough movement joints provided and further assessment of the concrete base will be required before repairs can be effected. The investigation also showed that the glue had not dried properly before the tiles were placed on the glue, bonding it rigidly to the cement underneath and also it was not properly applied for the size of the tile.

Solution: The existing tiles will need to be completely removed so that the underlying substrate can be assessed before a solution can be recommended.

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Slate Balcony

Problem: This balcony had inadequate drainage causing the slate tiles to lift and crack.

Solution: The existing tiles will need to be completely removed so that the underlying substrate can be assessed before a solution can be recommended.

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No Waterproofing

Problem: This bathroom floor had no waterproofing and the wrong glue was used, causing the tiles to simply lift off.

Solution: The existing tiles were completely removed and a new surface was laid so that the bathroom could be properly waterproofed and tiled.

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Dodgy Bathroom 2

Problem: The tiles are lifting at edges where incorrect glue has been used.

Solution: Complete removal of tiles will be necessary.

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