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 Exterior failures installation Leak Moisture Problems Waterproofing

Why is my exterior tile deck leaking?

ANSWER - Exterior decks are one of the most common failures in building construction because they are normally constructed incorrectly. When there is a failure it is normally due to compounding deficiencies rather than only one…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Grout Leak Moisture Problems stone Wet Areas

Why is some of the grout in my tile floor damp?

ANSWER - Considering you are on an upper floor so water can't becoming in from the landscaping.   And the spot is away from the shower and other water sources, but in the same room as…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers failures Leak Moisture Problems

Does Saltillo Mexican Pavers Crack from Moisture Intrusion?

ANSWER -  All clay based materials can expand and contract to some degree from being subjected to moisture and drying cycles or being subjected to heating and cooling cycles. Authentic Mexican Saltillo tiles contain clay from…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cracks Expert Answers Exterior failures Grout installation Leak Moisture Problems Sealant Caulk stone

How do I stop our Exterior Tile Deck from leaking?

ANSWER - The leaking of deck causing damages in the ceiling below is the symptom of the cause of the problem.  Treating the symptom will not remediate the cause of the problem. If the deck…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Hollow Sounding Tiles Leak Moisture Problems Movement Joints stone Tenting

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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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers installation Installation Guidelines Moisture Problems

How can I install Porcelain Tile over a concrete slab with moisture?

ANSWER - I assume that the concrete slab is an interior application.  Generally speaking you don't what to install tile over a concrete slab that has a hydrostatic water problem unless it is remediated first.…

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Expert Answers Leak Moisture Problems stone

My Travertine Floor Tile was subjected to a Leak will that cause problems?

ANSWER - Travertine is a calcium precipitate from various types of mineral laden water sources.  It is commonly used in showers.  So water in itself doesn't harm it.      Although depending…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers failures Installation Guidelines Moisture Problems Waterproofing Wet Areas

What are the standards for properly installing tile in a shower?

ANSWER - There are a number of shower configurations that are considered acceptable shower assemblies depending on the substrate conditions you have and the materials that were selected for the substrates and other components of the…

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cleaning Expert Answers Maintenance Moisture Problems Slab Stains stone

Why did my Indian Sandstone slabs turn yellow and what can we do about it?

ANSWER - Wow that looks pretty extreme. Considering you could clean it off suggests that the staining is originating on the surface versus within. Considering the covered based has not discolored further suggests that the staining…

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