What are the problems that can occur when buying a ceramic tile floor? What diseases can ruin a tiled floor? And, above all, how can these problems be anticipated and avoided?
These are the questions we will try to answer in this article where we will explain:
► The difference between a real problem and a failure to meet expectations
► The difference between tile problems and tile installation problems
► Problems that occur immediately and those that arise over time
Here is the list of problems - long but not exhaustive - that we will address:
- Incorrectly arrived tiles
- Tiles look different from those ordered
- Tiles are not sufficient
- Tile is crooked
- The floor is not level
- The dimensions of the joints are irregular
- The joints are "splotchy", stained
- There are stains on the tiles
- The tile has quibbles
- Tiles sing empty
- Low, hollow joints
- Jumping leaks, stucco coming off
- Detaching tiles
- Toxic or radioactive tiles
- Tiles with small craters
At the end a photo gallery of "nightmare floors".
We do not claim to have managed to clarify all the problems that can occur on a tiled surface or on an individual tile. Should your case not be among those listed, please write to us and - if of general interest - we will post the answer here.