Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers failures Grout installation Warpage

My grout is flaking and my ceramic tiles are shifting. Is this a product Problem or an Installation Problem?

ANSWER - Normally when grout is soft and flakes it is because the grout was mixed with too much water and/or they used too much water during the the cleanup stage when grouting.  The excess…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Standards Warpage

Is it possible that my Porcelain Tile Warped From being cut on a Water Jet Machine?

ANSWER - I have heard others say that they think their porcelain tiles warped after they were manufactured and shipped from the manufacturer, but I have never seen any proof of it.

Some types of…

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Expert Answers Moisture Problems stone Warpage

Can stone tiles warp from how it is stored?

ANSWER - I am assuming that when you say stone tiles, you mean natural stone cut into tile shapes.  When you say the tile bends, I am assuming you mean that it warps. Some types…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Grout Lippage Standards Warpage

What is the acceptable Tile Grout Joint Width and Tile Lippage for tiles with one edge larger than 15 inches?

ANSWER -  ANSI A108.02-2013 standards say that the grout joint width should be at least 3 times the actual variation of facial dimensions, but never less than 1/16” wide. Read More

Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Warpage

Can Glazed Porcelain Tile Warp after it is installed?

ANSWER - I do not think it is possible for a porcelain tile to warp after it is installed.  Ceramic or Porcelain tile only warp during the kiln firing process. Normally warpage in installed tiles…

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