Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers installation Installation Products - Adhesives Repairs Squeaky Floors

Is it ok to use a Mastic for a repair rather than thin-set mortar that was used for the original installation?

ANSWER - If the original tile installation was installed with a particular Thin-set mortar, then the repair should have been made with the same mortar or a rapid version of the same thin-set mortar. Mastic…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Plywood Substrate Squeaky Floors

Why is my tile making noise when I step on them?

ANSWER - I am assuming that the tile was adhered directly to the plywood subfloor. he VersaBond LFT thin-set does meet ANSI A118.11 for bonding to exterior grade plywood substrates. If the tile feels solid,…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Debonding Tile Expert Answers Movement Joints Squeaky Floors

Why is my ceramic tile making a Crackling Noise when I step on it?

ANSWER - I assume that the crackling noise that you are hearing can also be considered a squeaking sound that some say they hear on tile floors over wood sub-floors. Because you say that the…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers installation Movement Joints Squeaky Floors

Why is my Tile Floor Squeaking?

Answer:   If I understand you correctly, the wood sub-floor was squeaking before you installed the tile over it.   That means that the plywood sheets were not solid and there were weak spots on them.  Screwing…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile installation Squeaky Floors Waterproofing

Why are our Tile Floors Squeaking?

ANSWER - Squeaky tile floors normally mean that either the wood sub-floor under the tiles is not stable in those spots or wasn't fastened down properly. When you install tile over tile the new tile…

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Expert Answers installation Squeaky Floors stone Workmanship

Why does my New Marble Floor make Creaking Sounds and is it a Defect?

ANSWER - Since the marble was installed over a wood sub-floor, which I assume was plywood, the creaking or squeaky sound is probably due to the plywood not being attached properly.   The plywood itself between…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers installation Squeaky Floors stone

What causes our Tile to Squeak and What can we do to Stop it?

ANSWER - Normally Squeaking floors is caused by the plywood sub-floor not being well attached to its base and when you walk on that portion of the floor it moves, which causes the squeak sound.…

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