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nsb318 02-21-2007 08:06 PM

Tile Flexing
I just finished tiling my bathroom. It looks very good but when I get on my hands and knees to feel for smoothness I put pressure on the tile surface and the tile flexes a bit. Almost like the thin set isn't completely dry. Is this normal? Or am I screwed?

HJ1 02-22-2007 12:01 PM

What kinda thinset was this? Is it that premixed crap that comes in a bucket, or was this bagged thinset that you mixed yourself? When you say just finished, just finished when, did you let it set for 24 hours before walking on it?

billinak 02-22-2007 01:52 PM

I had this happen after completing my kitchen floor and the culprit was one tile that did not adhere properly. I used a dremel to remove the grout, chiseled out the remaining mortar and re-set the tile. It worked fine, but when I went to redo the grout, I tried to feather the grout over the existing grount lines. This caused the feathered areas to be a lighter color than the rest of the grout, so watch out for that. Otherwise it worked fine.

R&D Tile 02-22-2007 03:20 PM

It shouldn't move after 24 hrs., if so, remove it, not sure like said above how this job was done and with what products, that would help.:yes:

Oh, and tiles don't flex.:eek:

JazMan 02-24-2007 01:44 PM

This problem is a continuation of this thread;

318 used pre-mixed junk......ah..ah...thinset and grout and so these problems. But he already knew that a day or so before he started this thread.


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