Expert Answers in Hollow Sounding Tiles
Slate Tiles Sound Hollow and Grout is Cracked
First ANSWER - Just because a slate tile sounds hollow doesn't necessarily mean there is a problem. It might be a reflection of the configuration of the tile assembly or substrate beneath it. Although on…Read More
Is Epoxy Injecting Tiles a Reasonable Repair to a Loose and Hollow Tile Floor?
1st ANSWER - Trying to fix the problem by injecting epoxy to fill voids in hollow sounding areas of the tile and to stabilize loose tiles is treating the symptom rather than fixing the problems. I…Read More
What can I do about my Hollow Sounding Tiles from being Installed with a Thin-set Spot Bond Method?
Answer - Hollow sounding tiles doesn't necessarily mean there is a problem, but since you noticed the installers using a spot bond method during the installation, and you have evidence of it from the removed tiles,…Read More
Tile Tenting and Hollow Sounding Tile
ANSWER - We do have inspectors in Florida. We can perform an inspection and investigation to determine what caused the failure, to determine if the installation and tile meets industry standards and the standard of care…Read More
What does it mean when ceramic tile, stone tile sounds hollow?
ANSWER - Your tile should not sound hollow. When some tiles sound hollow and others do not that suggests that some or all of your ceramic or stone tiles are not adequately bonded to its substrate…Read More
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…Read More
How are voids beneath tiles harmful?
ANSWER - If you tap on a ceramic or stone tile with a hard dense material, like a steel ball, where the tile is not bonded it will sound hollow (lower pitch sound) than areas…Read More