Debonding Tile failures stone

Why is Limestone debonding from floor?

ANSWER - This suggests that the tile was not bonded well to its substrate for some reason. So when they started grinding the floor it caused the tiles to debond. There are many potential reasons why…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Debonding Tile installation

Does Temperature Variation Cause Ceramic Tile Debonding?

ANSWER - Ceramic Tile debonding is always due to compounding deficiencies.  The primary deficiency is an inadequate bond that can be due to a variety of reasons.  Movement then can compound the condition as the deficient…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Debonding Tile failures Tenting

Why are my ceramic tiles Tenting and Debonding?

ANSWER - I understand that you have ceramic tile installed onto a concrete floor, and some of the tiles have tented up and debonded. There are likely compounding deficiencies in how the ceramic tile was…

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Debonding Tile failures stone Tenting

Why is my Marble Tile Tenting (lifting up-debonding)?

ANSWER - First of all, if your marble tile floor was installed correctly then it should not have tented up (lifted up) or debonded. When there is a failure it generally is not due to one…

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Debonding Tile failures

Tile debonded over Figerglass

ANSWER - The first thing you need to determine is why the tile adhesive you used did not bond to the fiberglass.  If it was cementitious thin-set mortar then that may be the reason because those…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cracks Debonding Tile failures Grout Hollow Sounding Tiles Movement Joints Standards

Why is Ceramic Tile Hollow and Grout Cracking on New Floor?

ANSWER - When there is ceramic tile or stone failures it is normally due to compounding issues. There could be excessive movement beyond the industry limit of L/360 deflection, but your subfloor description sounds substantial.…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cracks Debonding Tile failures Grout Hollow Sounding Tiles

Help With Ceramic Tile Not Adhering and Grout Cracking

ANSWER - Regarding your description of your tile problem I will give you some input. We do inspections around the country, so we can be hired to investigate your problem (click here…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Debonding Tile failures

Some areas of tile over concrete has broken bond

ANSWER - Normally when tile looses bond it is because of compounding issues.  I would check to see if they left some carpet mastic or a residue of it that may be acting as a bond…

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Debonding Tile Exterior failures

Tile falling off of Building Exterior Veneer (facade)

ANSWER - Tiles whether ceramic tiles or natural stone or cement tiles should not fall off of the building.  There are tile exterior facades (veneers) that go back 1000 of years and are still performing well…

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Debonding Tile Exterior failures Moisture Problems

Why is my Exterior Deck (balcony) Leaking?

ANSWER - Tiles whether ceramic tiles or natural stone or cement tiles should perform well on an exterior deck if installed correctly.  There tends to be a lot of failures with exterior decks because they are…

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