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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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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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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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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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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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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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Hollow Sounding Tiles installation Standards

What are the allowable size of voids under porcelain tiles?

ANSWER - First of all not all hollow sounds are voids.  Having hollow sounds is not a deficiency and there are no standards addressing hollow sounds, other to say that hollow sounds don't necessary mean…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Hollow Sounding Tiles Standards

Should my Porcelain Tile Sound Hollow over Schluter-Ditra Uncoupling Membrane?

ANSWER - Hollow sounding tile is not considered a defect.  It can be an indication that there are voids under tiles or that the tile or the underlying components are not bonded for one reason…

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What are Expansion Joint or Movement Joint Requirements for Porcelain Tile planks?

ANSWER -  There are standards for what is acceptable tile lippage.  Hollow sounding tiles are not a defect in itself, but a hollow sound may or may not be an indication there is an underlying defect.…

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What problems can occur if tile is subjected to a flood?

ANSWER - If the tile was installed correctly, it should not be damaged by being submerged in water.  Although quite often tiles are not installed correctly, and there can be resultant damages from a flood. Whether…

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