hollow sound under tiles, in my experience, means that the thinset is no longer adhering the tile to the substrate. this can happen because the concrete wasn't finished curing before they payed the tile, the tile wasn't applied properly, moisture intrusion or a few other things.
question are tiles that sound hollow a problem? - we had a floor installed recently that exhibits many of the characteristics you describe in the spot bonding section particularly the tile on the left side of photo 19 .
the problem. recently, i received a call from one of our largest distributors. his customer, a flooring contractor specializing in builder accounts, had made a complaint regarding loose and hollow spots in a recently installed engineered wood floor.
hollow flooring tiles and water. story usually starts out like this: my tile floor got wet and now it sounds hollow when i tap on it, and it never sounded hollow before, as if people go around tapping on their tile floors to make sure they dont sound hollow.
it depends. 1. the first thing you need to find out is what is under the tile. hollow sounds might mean trouble or might not. if you sound test tile that is installed thinset over concrete vs tile installed over cork, tile over ditra/ plywood, or tile over a floating slab the sounds wont all sound the same.
flooring sound transmittal is an upstairs, downstairs, and everywhere problem.footfall, music, tv, play, and other noises carry down to the floor below. likewise, sound from below migrates through ceilings to the floor above.
the underfloor heating was laid on top of bitumen floor, and held in place with self leveling compound. i am not sure how the tile was laid or what adhesive was used. is this problem going to get worse, i didn't notice the hollow sound until recently, if we take up the tiles will we damage the unfloor heating, which is electrical?
hollow-sounding tiles may signal installation problems. july 29, 2013 lesley goddin. if im investigating a 1,500 square foot tile floor in a restaurant and i sound the entire area, calculating that only 75% of the tiles sound solid and 25% sound hollow, this can raise a red flag. this leaves voids under the tile, and ultimately
archive hollow sound under tiles tile forum/advice board ceramic tile advice forums - john what i have done is save a poorly installed floor, when replacement tiles were unavailable. now i usually use this method, even when tiles are available, because i don't have to pull them up, grind off the thinset, reset, then grout.
a hollow sound indicates that the tile does not adhere properly or, in some instances, it might be because of the type of substrate used. if this is the case, then the whole floor should sound hollow because of the uniformity of the substrate. before starting the installation, check the floor and if needed remove the loose tiles.
a tile having a hollow sound could be an indication that there is a void under those hollow sounding spots and/or the tile isn't bonded at those hollow sounding spots. a hollow sound can be caused by the configuration of the tile assembly, it could be the result of having some sort of membrane under the tile.
hollow floor tiles after water damage if you are looking at a single piece here, another piece over there, and only portions of the tiles sound hollow, you have individual tiles and should not worry. several tiles together, or worse yet, tiles across the whole floor, mean there is significant failure, and replacing the entire installation
we have a 25 year old bathroom floor with 12 x 12 inch tile on a concert slab. recently numerous titles have started to sound hollow. it appears as if the condition is slowly progressing across the floor.
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in some areas the undulations were so deep that two layers of tiles were required. when the floor is walked upon it emits a hollow sound. i am concerned about the long term durability of the floor but the conservatory company involved say it is fine. they say that because no tiles have yet broken or become unstuck the job is fit for purpose.
an echoing, hollow sound coming from your floor is a sign of loose or improperly installed tiles. loose tiles arent a home-threatening problem, but theyll eventually crack and look bad. here are some solutions: hiring a pro is the best solution for repairing loose tile. a professional will
do your wood or laminate floors make annoying floor sounds such as a squeaking, popping, or hollow noise when you walk across the boards? cork is naturally good at resisting moisture and excellent at muffling sounds. finally, if you use cork under a laminate floor, it can help to give the entryway floor tiles that will stand up to traffic.
by installing a high quality underlay, such as rubber, as opposed to low density foam, the acoustic effects of laminate flooring can be greatly reduced. visit www.floorsdirect.co.za for more
hollow sounding tiles hollow sounding tiles may signal installation problems a simple way to check for the sound in question is to tap on the tiles with a hard object such as a steel ball bearing. chains or special sounding devices can be used for larger areas. if the tile is well bonded i.e. attached to the concrete substrate , it will have
1,500 square foot ceramic tile floor in a restaurant and i sound the entire area, calculating that only 75% of the tiles sound solid and 25% sound hollow, this can raise a red flag. the hollow sounding areas could signal several things: the thin-set adhesive could have debonded from the back of the tiles, or the thin-set
you could go under the tiles 1->3' in places. the epoxy did help to deaden the sound. i really dont want to deal with pulling up the whole floor but i don't know if i can handle the noise. he also noticed that the tile now says made in china vs italy and has an arrow on the back and it didn't use to.
a hollow-sounding floor is probably fine. when a floor sounds hollow, it may seem as though something is amiss, but usually its nothing more than the natural sound transmission of the installation. central to the question of whether there is a tile installation problem is whether the tile just sounds hollow or if there are visible issues
hollow tiles or cracking tiles and grout? read this before ripping it all out. when you walk across your tile and grout floor, does it sound hollow? before you rip it all out, read these simple and inexpensive possible solutions. its a wonderful day at campbells.
hollow ceramic floor tiles quick fix? ugh, i'm probably 30% of the tiles sound hollow. the cause of the hollow sound is from not getting enough mortar under the tile. the only way you can fix it is to bust the tile out with a hammer and replace it. it is not a problem it is just annoying. dont bounce a golf ball on it, it will bust
fix-a-floor is an extra strength repair adhesive customized for the specific use of re-bonding loose and hollow tile, marble, stone and wood flooring without removing or replacing. it's fast, easy and affordable. diy - just drill and fill. elastomeric properties allow for the adhesive to never crack and loose its bond
having voids under floor tile is a big no-no. while may be acceptable for wall installations in dry places, it is not good for floors. having gaps under tile weakens tile bond and increases chance of tile breaking. also, you can notice where the v
hollow sounding laminate floors what will help? laminate flooring is a good alternative to real Seven Trust flooring or ceramic tile. laminate flooring is normally much more economical. the consistent dislike is that the laminate floor sound hollow and loud.