Problem with newly tiled kitchen floor- advice?
I just completed ripping out my asbestos-based vinyl flooring and replaced it with ceramic floor tile. looks great!
However, I noticed I have a tile (or two) that have an edge slightly hgher than the others. Three days after completing the grouting, I noticed the grout cracking around one of the tiles with a raised corner. After closer inspection I noted some movement of the tile. Now what?
Should I scrape up the grout from around the tile, remove the tile and then re-cement it in place? I believe the movement is caused by a disparity in the level of the underlayent, maybe an 1/8th of an inch. I am pretty damn sure I screwed the underlayment down solidly. I used 3/4 inch exterior grade plywood for underlayment (over a 3/4 inch subfloor) and Versabond fortified thinset mortar which is polymer-modified. Is this inevitable given the raised corner, or can I level the tile using a thicker bed or mortar? Can I use mastic ? I have no clue how to resolve this.
Any assitance/advice is appreciated. All other tiles, even the other with a raised corner are adhereing fine, but I am only a few days in.
Last edited by Pal; 07-09-2005 at 12:27 AM.
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