Why movement joints and sealants must be installed in tile and stone installations

Current Industry Standards and Design Options

by Donato Pompo, CTC, CMR, CSI, CDT, MBA
– TileLetter, May 2014, page 54

Industry standards state that all tile installations must have movement joints. If you don’t install movement joints, and there is some problem with the tile installation, then the fingers will be pointing your way and you will be held responsible even if the problem isn’t directly related to the lack of movement joints. Lack of movement joints can be a contributing factor to many different types of tile failures, so it’s not worth the risk to exclude them from your installations.  click here for article.