Tile guys

Discussion in 'Ceramic & Stone Sales and Installations' started by kwfloors, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. kwfloors

    kwfloors Fuzz on the brain Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Hey tile guys, we carpet guys hate making your tile edge look good for our carpet to look good. Quit being sloppy. Thank you tile edge.jpg
     
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  2. SteveG

    SteveG Pro Member

    Tile guy probably left the schluter there and said "the carpet guys can install this"
     
  3. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    They're Idiots. A little margin trowel and forcing thinset under the whole tile edge so it won't chip due to insufficient support.
     
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  4. Kman

    Kman Tile Expert I Support TFP Senior Member Published

    In our defense, I've had several instances where the carpet guys got wild with their hammer and chipped the edge of the tile. :)
     
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  5. kwfloors

    kwfloors Fuzz on the brain Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Yes, I've seen that too by other installers. This instance had a plastic ulay imbedded in it that spent a blade in my knife and scraper.
     
  6. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    I leave my schluter edges clean because once upon a time I was that carpet guy who had to clean that crap up and it pissed me off every time.
     
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  7. Don Monfils

    Don Monfils PRO CARPET Charter Member

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  8. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor I Support TFP Senior Member

    We literally had a store meeting over this very issue. We were sick of tile guys screwing us when we were already pressed for time to finish a job. The last straw came when we were over an hour away working after our shop's tile guys were there and left grout slopped over the edge as well as a spot or two on top of the tile. The home owner ran a flathead screwdriver into his hand and cut himself. It's been better since, but it was more the attitude of not caring about the next guy that pissed us off more than them doing a crappy job.
     
  9. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    Over an hour away from the shop is a perfect time to call and have them come back and clean up their shit or pay you $50 per doorway to do it. The reality is that the carpet guys are usually the last trade so they get stuck cleaning up after everybody else.
     
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  10. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor I Support TFP Senior Member

    that's what brought about the store meeting. The installer (who shall remain nameless) that I was working with left a bill for the tile installer and he got all butt hurt over it.
     
  11. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Good for J-,

    I tell them they need to wipe their ass(clean up after themselves) it's kind of a mind plant that sticks in their head when those situations arise, possibly causing embarrassment prevention.
     
  12. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    I call those people out right to their face. If you don't like it, don't leave a mess for me to clean up. I ain't your mama.
     
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  13. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    Old thread now but i am so on board with this!!

    That mortar is there to protect the RAW tile edge.. you know like speed bumps in front of cross walks

    Uh, no Ms home owner lady, tile edges are supposed to be unfinished. Those carpet dicks will come along and make it all pretty some how.

    Here is one, So J-Trim is stupidly cheap and tile edges are forever. How many times do i walk into a house that is getting hardwood and hey look... raw uneven tile edges. So you want me to build a header to that hey?? Because that makes it so easy for me. OR what? throw some god awful reducer in there.

    This is why i started doing tile again, these things make me sad
     
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