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Old 02-21-2007, 08:06 PM   #1
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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?


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Old 02-22-2007, 12:01 PM   #2
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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?


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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.
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Old 02-22-2007, 03:20 PM   #4
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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.

Oh, and tiles don't flex.
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:44 PM   #5
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This problem is a continuation of this thread; Difficulty removing grout ?????????

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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