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Movement in floor tiles
Is a complete relaying necessary if there’s already movement in some tiles on a floor that that was laid barely a week ago? Thanks.
The problems you are having depend on a lot of factors really. Have the floor tiles been laid on an adequate substrate ie plywood or tilebacker board and has it been supported and fixed down correctly, has flexible adhesive been used, has it been left the correct time to cure before walking on.If you are already having problems with a newley laid floor I would be tempted to take it up and start again. Sorry hope this helps.
Answered 29th Oct 2017
It all depends what considerations where made before laying them. Google a product called ditra matting, this helps with movement of a substrate underneath the tiles. Install it using flexible adhesive and you can apply a, “admix” from a company called “BAL” that helps elasticise the adhesive to help with movement too.
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Answered 5th Nov 2017