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SMcCull
Loose Tile

Hi! I have a newly built house and did 90% of the flooring myself. My problem is the ceramic tile in the kitchen. This is a high traffic area between the sink and stove area and about ten tiles became loose after the first year of installing the floor. I pulled them up and scrapped the old mortar off and reapplied the tile staying off them for 24 hours. After about 6 months they are once again lose. When first laying the tile I put durarock down and used thinset purchased at Home Depot. How can I get these tiles to stick to the floor?

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Loose Tile

From what you describe, I would guess that you have some flexing in the floor. This could be from insufficient floor joists or a subfloor to thin for the span of the joists.
Jack

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