Debonding Tile failures Hollow Sounding Tiles Repairs

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…

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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…

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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,…

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Are Tiles That Sound Hollow a Problem?

 ANSWER - Having hollow tiles by itself doesn't mean there is a problem.  But that fact that when the tiles were removed they came up in one piece is an indication they are not bonded well.…

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What causes hollow tiles and is $2,500 enough to fix them?

ANSWER - I understand that you have a home you are purchasing in Delray Beach, FL.  Apparently the ceramic or stone tile sounds hollow to some degree and they told you it could be fixed for…

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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…

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Should I replace the tiles that sound hollow?

ANSWER - When tapping tiles with hard objects you can get a different sounds depending on the conditions beneath the tile. Hollow sounding tile does not necessarily mean that the tile is not adequately attached…

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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…

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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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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…

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