Knowing what problems to expect will help you avoid them, which means you save money on repairs and get to keep enjoying your beautiful flooring. Tile floors tend to crack due to bad installation, but sometimes it’s because the tiles themselves are weak and can’t hold up to impact. Here’s a quick look at the common causes of cracked tile floors.
The way your flooring is installed has a big impact on its durability and longevity, and poor installation is often the culprit when tile floors crack. If your contractor installs your tiles over control joints or in areas where joists aren’t spaced correctly. These are factors that the average homeowner might not think about, so having a trustworthy professional install the flooring is the way to go.
It’s always possible that your tiles cracked because they simply weren’t very strong tiles and couldn’t hold up to the necessary level of traffic. This is not common though, especially if you get your tiles from a reputable dealer. Tile flooring must undergo testing to comply with ANSI and ASTM standards. If you consider your options and choose a flooring company that you feel like you can trust, you shouldn’t have to worry about this problem.
Even strong tiles will break if a heavy object is dropped directly onto them. If you live with kids or pets and deal with things being knocked over on a regular basis, be careful where you put down your tile flooring. You can also use area rugs to protect your tile flooring, as they will cushion the blow of a large weight falling from the countertop.
No flooring in Tucson lasts forever, so call Broadway Carpet at (520) 296-8533 if it’s time to lay some new tile. Please browse through our website for a look at the hardwood, carpet, and tile materials that we work with.