Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Concrete Substrate Slab Expert Answers failures grout Interior Moisture Problems

Why is water coming out of my Tile Grout Joints?

ANSWER - I will assume that your tile floor is installed over a concrete slab on ground. We know that in New Orleans, as well as in other geographic areas, there is a very high…

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What is the allowable Lippage for Stone Tiles?

ANSWER - According to the Marble Institute of America (MIA), on smooth surface stones, lippage should be limited to +/- 1/32".   Further more they state that allowable lippage is an installation tolerance, and is…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Exterior Interior Moisture Problems selection Waterproofing

Flooding, Types of tiles and mortars outdoor vs indoor?


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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile installation Interior

What are the effects of temperature/humidity changes on interior ceramic tile?

ANSWER - Ceramic tile is very tolerant to temperature extremes. The effects are that ceramic tile can expand and contract, to some degree, from exposure to temperature and moisture changes. The more absorbing the ceramic…

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Epoxy Grout or sanded or unsanded for ceramic tile and stone tile?

ANSWER - Epoxy grout has significantly greater bond strength and compression strength over cementitious grouts. It is also very stain resistant. Sanded grout is meant for grout joints that are 1/8” wide or more. Non-sanded…

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