Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Hollow Sounding Tiles Movement Joints Repairs Tenting

What should I do about my tile floor that made a crackle sound and become hollow sounding?

ANSWER - There is a good chance your tile floor has tented.  This is a condition when the tile is installed without resilient movement joints at the perimeters of the rooms, and then the tile…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Hollow Sounding Tiles

Can we Install Vinyl Plank Flooring over Existing Ceramic Tile?

ANSWER - The finish material installed over the existing tile floor is only as good as the tile floor.   If the tile floor is installed well, doesn't have excessive moisture migrating up through the tile…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Hollow Sounding Tiles Repairs

Is it effective to remove voids under tiles with an Adhesive Injection system

ANSWER -  Spot bonding tiles leaving voids under tiles that produce hollow sounds is not an acceptable tile installation method in the industry. Over the years when I have seen attempts to inject epoxy liquids…

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Expert Answers Hollow Sounding Tiles installation Slab stone

Is a hollow sounding spot on a marble installed on a floor a problem?

ANSWER -  I assume  that when you said "tikes" you meant "tile".  So I assume you have marble slabs installed on your floor, and that you are saying that an 18 square inch spot on…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Hollow Sounding Tiles

Should I be concerned about 2 Hollow Sounding Tiles?

ANSWER - According to industry standards having hollow sounding tile is not a defect in itself.  Although a hollow sounding tile can be a symptom of a defect.

A tile having a hollow sound could…

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Expert Answers Hollow Sounding Tiles stone

Do we have to replace Hollow Sounding Tiles?

ANSWER - It could be that there are voids under those portions of the tile where they sound hollow.  Hollow sounds are not a defect, but they could be a symptom of a defect.  …

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Hollow Sounding Tiles Repairs

Do we have to Replace Hollow Sounding Tiles?

ANSWER - Hollow sounding tile is not a defect per industry standards.  Although a hollow sounding tile can be a symptom of a defect. If all of the floor sounds hollow or a portion of…

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Expert Answers Hollow Sounding Tiles Maintenance Repairs stone Stone Restoration

Should a Marble Floor that was Spot Bonded and Sounds Hollow be Replaced or Restored?

ANSWER - First of all a hollow sounding marble floor is not considered a defect in itself.   It could be a symptom of a defect.  The only way to determine that is to see…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Hollow Sounding Tiles Moisture Problems Repairs

Can something be injected to fill hollow voids and can you adjust the slope of the tile after it is installed?

ANSWER - I'm assuming the hollow area under the tile is a void.  I have seen people try to inject a flowable epoxy through holes in the grout joints to fill voids under tiles, and…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers failures Glass Tile Hollow Sounding Tiles stone

Is it normal for ceramic porcelain tiles or stone tiles to sound hollow?

ANSWER - First of all, hollow sounding tiles is not considered a defect.  There are no standards addressing hollow sounds, other to say that hollow sounds don’t necessary mean it is a problem. Hollow sounds…

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