Expert Answers in Tenting
Can porcelain tiles warp after they are installed?
ANSWER - All tiles have some inherent warpage from the manufacturing process and the ANSI A137.1 is the standard that states what is allowable. Some natural stones and some quartz stones, and some concrete tiles…Read More
What is the difference between Tile Debonding and Delaminated Tile and Tented Tile?
ANSWER - 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…Read More
What has caused my marble tiles to Tent up from the floor?
ANSWER - When there is a problem it is generally not due to one deficiency, but rather due to multiple deficiencies. Buckling marble tile or tenting marble tile is typically due to the marble is expanding…Read More
What is causing my tiles to bulge up?
ANSWER - I believe what you are describing is a condition called Tile Tenting. Ceramic tiles, particularly those that are more absorptive, will expand when subjected to heat or moisture. If the tile installation doesn't…Read More
Why is the Marble Floor in my shower buckling up?
ANSWER - Not all stone have the same physical properties, and they will behave differently under various conditions relative to their physical properties. Even a stone with the same geological classification (such as travertine or…Read More
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…Read More