SPOT FIXING against BRANZ Good tiling practice and the Manufactures recommendations.
At TANZ the goal is for education with in the tiling industry, and to help up-skill those that want to continue to learn, and to further develop the skill levels of those that are producing great results.
It is true that if you think you know it all then you need to stop what you are doing, and start another job, because none knows everything, as we all continue to learn.
I have traveled in the last couple of months from north of Auckland down to Christchurch and stopped off in Blenheim, Wellington ,Taupo and Tauranga and I have learnt a lot.
I’ve learnt that the Tiling trade is in real need of education, there are tilers that just don’t care, they don’t care about their trade or their customers and are happy to do what it takes just to get paid and then, not fix any of their tiling issues.
I have seen Builders blame tilers for issues that are not the tilers fault at all, in an effort to find someone to fit the bill.
I have read “independent reports” from individuals that have never laid a tile in their lives, and in an effort to exploit those that are seeking the answers to the tiling issue, these ones will write what ever comes off the top of their heads.
TANZ (Tile Association of New Zealand) is about putting honesty back in the tiling trade, its about telling the truth.
If your tile installation is rubbish we will tell you, and those that are responsible should be held accountable.
If the Supplier of a product try’s to deceive the tiling industry with miss-leading information we will expose it.
TANZ is about protecting all those that work in and are part of the tiling industry, from the homeowner to the tiler to the builder to the supplier and even the manufacture. Its important that if a manufactures specification is written that this is followed to produce a successful tile installation .The manufacture knows their products and will warrant it only is the specification is followed and is part of their system.
I have seen Suppliers, Builders and tilers make up their own installation guide, and then when it fails blame anyone but themselves .
If you want to be a part of an association that really cares and you are a Tiler that has a real passion for doing a great job and following the guide lines set before you, you are welcome to join TANZ, if not we are happy to guide you in the right direction, and educate where needed.