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Old 08-28-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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would a tile floor in a seasonal cottage crack if not heated

If I installed ceramic tile in a cottage in northern Michigan that I only turn the heat on when I visit in winter when I leave I drain water and turn heat off would it crack from the tempeture changes it can be as low as 0 degrees farenheit as warm as 70 degrees when I am there


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Old 08-28-2012, 09:54 PM   #2
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I don't think so. Just keep the installation dry and you are ok. You can store tile outdoors and it will be ok, the same with mortar. But you can't store wet mortar outdoors.

Have you ever shown up at the place and found all your dinnerware and glassware broken because of the cold?


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Old 08-28-2012, 09:58 PM   #3
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We had summer homes all over NH with tiles floors and I've never seen one crack from temperture change.
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