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any type of tile that tents or buckles up.

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Expansion joints are a type of movement joint. Movement joints are meant to mitigate expected expansion and contraction movements within the tile assembly cased by temperature variations, moisture variations or from dynamic structural movements.

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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.

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All tiles have some inherent warpage from the manufacturing process and the ANSI A137.1 is the standard that states what is allowable.

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Whether it is stone tile or ceramic tile or porcelain tile or glass tile, if the tile becomes loose or unbonded, then we refer to that either as a tile that debonded or we might say the tile has delaminated from its substrate.

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Buckling marble tile or tenting marble tile is typically due to the marble is expanding and is constrained to some degree, and it likely isn’t bonded as well as it should be to its substrate.

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I recently had my tile floor cleaned and also had some tiles injected. After the floor was cleaned and was drying, a buckling sound in my living room lifted about 92 tiles. The tiles that were injected were in the bathroom area and laundry room, nothing in the living room. There was not even a hollow tile in the living room. The company doing the work said it was due to faulty workmanship.

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This week the 12 inch tile in her kitchen started tenting early in the morning. The insurance adjuster came out to look at it and he said that tile usually doesn’t tent after 16 years, which is I believe the age of the house. The engineer removed a 3 inch square section of tile and dropped some water on the concrete below to determine if the concrete had been sealed. He determined that it had not. I believe that a more thorough investigation of the cause of the tenting should have been performed.

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Why is the marble floor in my shower keeps buckling up? I have a project that is 3 years old in Truckee Ca. The flooring in the showers is made of 2×2 Mable tiles. The tile continue to heave and buckle. I would like to understand why the tile in the showers continues to have this problem when the same tile in non wet areas is stable?

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What caused my Tile to Buckle? i had my tile floor cleaned by stanley steemer, and they flooded the floor with a chemical. The floor buckled. Can you refer me to any written authority that shows grout and or tile expands when subjected to a lot of water and cleaning chemicals?

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