Tile Trouble

It is disconcerting to find the earth splitting under your feet- tiles splitting too. We had just such an experience last week. The reasons for this ground-breaking event can vary from improper laying of the base to wrong materials used to lay the base. The heat in closed homes does the rest.

 A tile cutter being used to remove the damaged rows. Below, the job is almost done.
 Below, the dark material is the base for fixing the new tiles.
An educational (and expensive) week of learning.


Anonymous said…
Spacing is required for proper laying of tiles. This prevents tile from getting cracked due to thermal expansion.
Anonymous said…
One must use spacers while laying tiles. And also fill the gap with good quality grout like of brand Ardex Endura.
Diamond Head said…
Entropy se koi bach nahi sakta

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