Porcelain Tile In Exterior Location And Humidity Considerations? - Tiling, ceramics, marble - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring > Tiling, ceramics, marble


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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-14-2016, 10:51 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Brentwood, TN.
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 12
Default

Porcelain Tile in Exterior Location and Humidity Considerations?


I have an exterior patio that is partly covered and partly uncovered. The covered part is protected from rain and other like elements, but all of the patio is subject to the outside temperatures and humidity levels. I have a contractor who is supposed to be installing a porcelain tile floor for me over the existing (and sealed) concrete floor. He is telling me that because the humidity outside is over 60% that he doesn't feel that he can commence the installation without a high risk of the tile not properly adhering. He said that the manufacturer of the thinset he uses recommends installation in conditions of 40% humidity or less. He said that based on personal experience he is comfortable installing in condition of 60% humidity or less. I inquired about other thinset options intended for exterior air conditions like we are experiencing in our area, and he said that what he uses is the best (of course he would say that). Does anyone have any experience or knowledge in this area who can help? I'm wondering if maybe he is using this "technical" excuse to cover for some other reason why he doesn't want to start right now (thinking that I won't know the difference and just take him at his word). Please advise. Thanks in advance!

Advertisement

bpbenda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2016, 08:32 PM   #2
Tileguy
 
JazMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Troy, Michigan
Posts: 5,794
Rewards Points: 290
Default

Re: Porcelain Tile in Exterior Location and Humidity Considerations?


Hi,

I'd like to know specifically which thinset he plans to use. I don't think 60% outdoor humidity is that high, but I'd say 40% is kinda low for TN.

You said "sealed" concrete. That worries me much more. Test it by placing several drops of water in several areas to see if the water absorbs into the concrete or if it just sits there.

Doing outdoor work is often a pain cuz you never know if the weather will cooperate, rain mostly. It could end up taking 4 days to do a 2 day job and usually the customer does not volunteer to pay extra. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's temp guide line. Usually min overnight must stay above 50 f. for 3 days prior and after installation and grouting process.

Jaz

Advertisement

__________________
TILE GUY - retired- TROY, MI - Method & Product suitability consulting.

MARBLE from ITALY & GREECE -PERLATO-PERLATINO-BOTTICINO-THASSOS-SIVEC-VOLAKAS-CALACATTA- NAXOS-Slabs-Tiles-Custom containers shipped to you - MARMO.SICILIA@yahoo.com
JazMan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2016, 03:19 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Santa Rosa, California, USA
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 2
Default

Re: Porcelain Tile in Exterior Location and Humidity Considerations?


hi,
you use must be grout sealer
reviewlr 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
Greenhouse Environment Temp & Humidity Control with Time Delay Relays knutsej12 Electrical 2 02-27-2016 06:01 PM
Condensation on inside of windows Forrestc49 Windows and Doors 2 04-12-2013 09:03 AM
caulking old wood windows andyman Windows and Doors 10 12-31-2011 04:39 PM
sweating double pane windows etch Windows and Doors 6 10-31-2011 10:30 PM
Honeywell Visionpro IAQ function 406 ventilation in high humidity ? Charlie123 HVAC 1 05-08-2010 12:19 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

 

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1