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    How can I prevent movement in tile joints?


    What causes movement joints in tiles and how can this be prevented?

    Asked by Greg on 23rd Mar 2022
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    "You can’t really prevent if the joints have cracked/opened up, it’s the substrate (background they’re on) that’s already failed. An excessive amount of water saturation may be a because ( for example in a shower enclosure"

    Answered on 6th Apr 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    Painting and tiling ltd

    "Hi. I'm happy to answer You.
    1. if tiles are moving when you lay them on the surface to prevent movement you should use space savers
    2. if tiles are moving after finishing work means they are not done in a proper way. The best option is to retail them in a good way.
    3. You may need to check if the surface you lay down a tile is properly fixed so the surface under tile isn't moving."

    Answered on 23rd Mar 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    Richard lloyd

    "Make sure they are laid by a professional who uses the correct method & materials."

    Answered on 23rd Mar 2022 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    All 4 JC

    "Fixing the floor boards 1st
    Fit 9mm(minimum)ply 2nd
    Fit decoupling matt 3rd"

    Answered on 1st May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    The Tile Guy

    "Incorrect installation. The tiles would need to be removed and installed correctly."

    Answered on 25th May 2022 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    T Kelly Property Maintenance

    "Hie there
    Causes of joints movement, one can be not enough adhesive on the tiles.
    Can be base if it's not properly you end up having those issues
    Always use flexible Adhesive"

    Answered on 23rd Mar 2022 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    B-KIDS Multi-Trade

    "If there is movement present that would cause your grout to fail, crack, and powder out then they've not been installed correctly...
    Eliminating movement in Tile joints is down to the substrate they're adhered to, and the correct preparation.

    In large expanses of Tiled areas where movement is still likely to a degree, then expansion joints can be installed when fitting the Tiles which will allow for some degree of movement in each section.

    Any Tiler should carry out the correct prep work to eradicate the risk of any movement before the tiles are affixed and use suitable adhesives and grout."

    Answered on 8th Apr 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report

    "If the tiles are moving it's usually because the backing is not fixed or there's a problem with the surface the tiles are fixed to."

    Answered on 14th Apr 2022 - Member since Apr 2019 - report

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