Exterior selection stone

Will the weather and temp damage granite on outside installation?

ANSWER - Granite is normally one of most durable natural stone and normally very resistant to climatic conditions.  Although today stone comes from all over the world in…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Exterior installation

Can I install Wood Style Porcelain Tile on an Exterior Deck in Maryland?

ANSWER - I assume you have a porcelain wood looking tile that you want to use on the exterior deck of your home in MD. If so, yes, porcelain tiles can be used on exterior…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Exterior installation selection

Can I Use Porcelain Tile on an Exterior Veneer in a Freeze Thaw Climate?

ANSWER - I know there have been lots of exterior veneers where porcelain tile has been used in freeze thaw climates over the last 20 plus years.  We have worked on several ourselves over the years.…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Exterior installation Waterproofing Wet Areas

How do I install Mosaic Tiles to be Freeze Thaw Proof?

ANSWER - First you need to verify that your mosaic is frost proof/freeze thaw stable.  If it is porcelain or vitreous clay tile it is possibly frost proof.  If it is a stone mosaic then it…

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Exterior installation Wet Areas

How do I install Tile on upper Exterior Patio Deck over a room?

ANSWER - Exterior decks are very problematic if they are not installed correctly, particularly if there is occupied space underneath it. There are several steps necessary to make sure your tile deck will perform as intended. …

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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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