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# 82408 28-Apr-2011 18:36
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I had stone tiles laid into my kitchen area about 3.5 years ago. 

The grouting has now all cracked up and the tiles are lifting up...we basically need regrouting and gluing the tiles to the floor or whatever they do.

Just wondering, if anyone would know if this is a reasonable duration....granted, it is a new house and probably the foundations have settled a little so it might explain it???   

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  # 463471 28-Apr-2011 18:44
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no my Nana had some and they lasted 19 years

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  # 463476 28-Apr-2011 18:59

wreck90: I had stone tiles laid into my kitchen area about 3.5 years ago. 

The grouting has now all cracked up and the tiles are lifting up...we basically need regrouting and gluing the tiles to the floor or whatever they do.


Just wondering, if anyone would know if this is a reasonable duration....granted, it is a new house and probably the foundations have settled a little so it might explain it???   


 

t is not the tiles that have failed, but sounds like they have been incorrectly installed. Not unless you are in christchurch...

They should either be installed onto the slab, or onto a proper substrate and that needs to be properly connected to the floor. It sounds like you need to totally redo it.

 
 
 
 


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  # 463478 28-Apr-2011 19:02
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Thats crap, with tiles it comes down to the installation, using the right products, the right thickness of product, putting it on a proper underlay board etc.

Chances are you got some backyard idiot tiler that normally does properties that are being flipped so all that matters is getting it done quickly and cheaply.

If its a new house and was done when built then get onto it with the builder. If you had the tiling done after buying it then I guess you will have to chase up the tiler and hope they havent been deported etc.




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