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Unread 06-15-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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expansion/contraction

I am adding a sun room to my existing covered lani in northern Florida. Temperature ranges from 28 - 100 degrees Farenheight.I will be laying approximately 400 sq ft ceramic tile over concrete. How can I prevent the tile and grout from cracking due to expansion and contraction due to the summer/winter temperature variance?
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For exterior areas, the guideline is an expansion joint every 8 feet and around the perimeter. You also need to honor the control joints in the slab you are working over. This may may the tile pattern a bit tricky to work out.
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