Whether a do-it-yourselfer or a contractor, cracked or loose tile can be an issue when new tile is installed. The Tile Council of North America provides guidelines that include proper installation & troubleshooting solutions. Also, a qualified local tile retailer should be able to give professional advice and keep you within TNCA guidelines.
- My tile is bonded to a concrete slab. Why do I have cracks?
- Are there other reasons I have cracked/loose/hollow tile?
- If I use a crack isolation/anti-fracture membrane can I eliminate expansion joints?
In the Charleston SC area, Melcer Tile has been selling fantastic tile & stone products to contractors and homeowners since 1968. Melcer carries installation materials and tools too. Their expert staff can give you free advice on detecting and fixing loose or cracked tile, but most importantly, they can start you out with professional tile advice to avoid mistakes and problems, while keeping you within TNCA guidelines.