Cracked Tile In Kitchen - Flooring - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-05-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Cracked Tile in Kitchen


We had our kitchen remodeled two years ago. Replaced cabinetry and appliances, but kept tile floor. Our kitchen is u-shaped, and with the new cabinets, the one side of the U was pushed out six inches. We had extra tiles for the floor, and the contractor reworked the tile to deal with that issue. Everything was fine, except that the grout in one area of the new area kept crumbling. We redid it a couple times, but it kept happening. Now we just noticed the four tiles around that area have cracked. What would cause this? We know how to replace the tile (though at this point, I don't think we have any more extra tiles) but what could be the underlying cause?

Thanks!

Advertisement

Victoria Hopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,750
Rewards Points: 616
Default

Cracked Tile in Kitchen


You hit the nail on the head without meaning to.
It's what's under the tile that's causing it to crack.
No way to know until until you get the tile out.
Not enough thin set, someone tryed using something instead of thiin set.
Wrong underlayment.

Advertisement

joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water under tile in kitchen jchannon Flooring 5 08-17-2013 12:00 PM
Ceramic tile over subfloor in Kitchen pinkertonpv Flooring 11 01-12-2013 01:40 PM
Travertine Tile Help MikeinTexas Flooring 1 09-07-2011 11:43 AM
Kitchen tile job planning.. ? .. stoneda7086 Flooring 13 03-05-2011 07:43 PM
kitchen floor tile popping up clashley Flooring 3 01-17-2011 07:39 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts