QUESTIONTile Debonding from Slab - Could you please steer me in the right direction to find literature on why large portions of ceramic tile separate from a slab on grade dispite proper installation?
ANSWERANSWER - If the tile debonded from the slab then it wasn't completely properly installed. Properly installed means properly preparing the slab to make sure it is suitable for the installation as well as using the proper installation products, a suitable tile, and then installing the tile per industry standards.
It is our experience that failures occur due to several compounding problems and not because of one issue. Your situation would need to be fully evaluated to determine what lead to the problem and how best to remediate it.
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