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Old 02-12-2008, 08:05 AM   #1
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Hollow tiles?

What would cause my tiles to sound hollow in some places?

These are 20x20 porcelain which were installed this past November. Thinking of calling the guy back in. What are the options when something like this happens?
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:05 AM   #2
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not enough thin set ie... too small of trowel, un even floor... Or thin set skinned over before set.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:29 AM   #3
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In other words, a lack of bonding between tile and floor.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:55 AM   #4
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Sorry about the problem........

Bounce a golf ball on each tile, LG, and mark all those that sound hollow with a big X. Then call the tile folks back in and negotiate repair.

BTY, Ellie..... how goes the battle otherwise?
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:26 AM   #5
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or if ya can get them to crawl under the house and squirt thinset under them it would be alot easier.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:29 AM   #6
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I would buy tickets to watch that Opie.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:47 AM   #7
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I am sorry i onyl posted that because its LG and shes a sweetie and I am sure she wil smile when she reads my far out trick.
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:52 AM   #8
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I'm with Dave, I'll buy 20 tickets now because I know I can sell them for more later to see that.

I can see it now,...... Dan under the crawl space with his night vision goggles on with a drill and a grout bag filled with thin set......hahaha
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:54 AM   #9
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you a funny guy I am going to put fish rocks in your thenset
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:56 AM   #10
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There is a service where you can inject a grout underneath the loose tiles one by one...don't remeber the name but it does exist. Check it out.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:22 PM   #11
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yeah but in this case I would put my money on a wrong size trowel. Or the thinset skimmed over on the floor and no mallet was used to tap them puppies in
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:38 PM   #12
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even if it does exist it seems like one of the most useless things to do.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:03 PM   #13
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maybe they "spotted" the tiles to set.
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Too small notch trowel or too early walkers them ones that sneek in during the night when nobodys looking
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LG, is this on slab or wood subfloor? Like the others have said, hollow tiles means they aren't bonded. Sometimes it might only be in the middle of the tile or could be the whole thing.

Op, put me down for 10 tickets.
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