hollow sound under tiles, in my experience, means that the thinset is no longer adhering the tile to the substrate. this can happen because the concrete wasn't finished curing before they payed the tile, the tile wasn't applied properly, moisture intrusion or a few other things.
drummy or loose floor tiles can be caused by a number of reasons including: not enough adhesive under the tiles, or 'dobbing' of the adhesive under the tiles. this leaves hollow voids. the wrong adhesive has been used and it has not bonded with to the tiles or substrate. or, in wet areas, the adhesive is not suitable and has broken down.
jpat construction demonstrating how to fix a hollow spot in engineered Seven Trust floor. how to replace a single cracked/broken floor tile - duration: 21:22. houseimprovements 295,051 views.
hollow-sounding tiles may signal installation problems. july 29, 2013 lesley goddin. if im investigating a 1,500 square foot tile floor in a restaurant and i sound the entire area, calculating that only 75% of the tiles sound solid and 25% sound hollow, this can raise a red flag. this leaves voids under the tile, and ultimately
archive hollow sound under tiles tile forum/advice board ceramic tile advice forums - john what i have done is save a poorly installed floor, when replacement tiles were unavailable. now i usually use this method, even when tiles are available, because i don't have to pull them up, grind off the thinset, reset, then grout.
a tile having a hollow sound could be an indication that there is a void under those hollow sounding spots and/or the tile isn't bonded at those hollow sounding spots. a hollow sound can be caused by the configuration of the tile assembly, it could be the result of having some sort of membrane under the tile.
in some areas the undulations were so deep that two layers of tiles were required. when the floor is walked upon it emits a hollow sound. i am concerned about the long term durability of the floor but the conservatory company involved say it is fine. they say that because no tiles have yet broken or become unstuck the job is fit for purpose.
an echoing, hollow sound coming from your floor is a sign of loose or improperly installed tiles. loose tiles arent a home-threatening problem, but theyll eventually crack and look bad. here are some solutions: hiring a pro is the best solution for repairing loose tile. a professional will
do your wood or laminate floors make annoying floor sounds such as a squeaking, popping, or hollow noise when you walk across the boards? cork is naturally good at resisting moisture and excellent at muffling sounds. finally, if you use cork under a laminate floor, it can help to give the entryway floor tiles that will stand up to traffic.
he will be coming back in 2 weeks to relay the hollow sounding and now loose tiles. the problem is that the number of hollow sounding tiles is increasing and i fear that unless all the tiles are redone the problem won't go away. how do i convince the builder to redo all the tiles that have been done even the ones that don't sound hollow?
1,500 square foot ceramic tile floor in a restaurant and i sound the entire area, calculating that only 75% of the tiles sound solid and 25% sound hollow, this can raise a red flag. the hollow sounding areas could signal several things: the thin-set adhesive could have debonded from the back of the tiles, or the thin-set
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if the floor sounds hollow, does it mean my tile will crack? occasionally, a floor will sound hollow even when the tile is well bonded. this can occur when a mortar bed method is used and the mortar has delaminated from the supporting layer or when the subfloor itself is not sufficiently thick or well attached.
they don't even make noise when you step on them. there's no popping sound. the only way you can find them is if you tap the floor with your knuckles and hear that hollow sound. so, in my opinion, the floor will not self destruct and should remain as it is now. where it is adhered well, it's not moving.
a hollow-sounding floor is probably fine. when a floor sounds hollow, it may seem as though something is amiss, but usually its nothing more than the natural sound transmission of the installation. central to the question of whether there is a tile installation problem is whether the tile just sounds hollow or if there are visible issues
question are tiles that sound hollow a problem? - we had a floor installed recently that exhibits many of the characteristics you describe in the spot bonding section particularly the tile on the left side of photo 19 .
hollow sounding laminate floors what will help? laminate flooring is a good alternative to real Seven Trust flooring or ceramic tile. laminate flooring is normally much more economical. the consistent dislike is that the laminate floor sound hollow and loud.
we have a 25 year old bathroom floor with 12 x 12 inch tile on a concert slab. recently numerous titles have started to sound hollow. it appears as if the condition is slowly progressing across the floor.
eliminates the hollow sound. fix hollow tiles without removing them. eliminates the hollow sound. tiling the floor, the best way to tile a floor start to finish - duration: 14:45.