Friday, 5 July 2013

Mysterious cracks in a stone floor

Our flooring team was recently contacted by a home owner in Cambridge, who after moving into their new home had discovered a crack in their tiled floor. We diagnosed that the crack had come from the under floor heating.
Cracks in tiled floor
Cracks in tiles are usually caused by movement in the subfloor, this movement can be made worse by under floor heating as it will dry out the floor causing it to move. To reduce the movement in a concrete floor it is always advisable to use this product.

When getting stone tiles installed like marble or stone travertine it is very important to get a tiller who has experience and training on the installation of stone tiles. It is also essential that he has a good understanding on how to treat the floor (sealer) as in many cases tiles require sealing before they get laid to prevent staining from glues and grout being used.

After our initial inspection we decided to leave the floor to settle, as the subfloor was new, so we have booked an appointment to repair it in spring.  
If you have a floor which is cracking then contact a specialist flooring team straight a way and then they will be able to advise you on the best course of action to take.