Help - loud pop new tile floor

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Old 03-13-17, 10:40 AM
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Help - loud pop new tile floor

Hoping someone can help. Can't figure this site out to send a new post. Just had new kitchen tile floor installed. They are 12x24 porcelain tile. Occasionally when a certain tile is stepped on it makes a popping noise. Does not happen every time. There is no visible crack to tile or grout. Can anybody help me with a cause for this??
 
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Old 03-13-17, 10:54 AM
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Welcome to the forums David!

Sounds like that tile doesn't have enough thinset under it. The fix would be to cut the grout, remove the tile and re set it. Have you brought this to the attention of your contractor?
 
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Old 03-13-17, 10:59 AM
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Help - loud pop new tile floor

Hoping someone can help. Just had new kitchen tile floor installed. They are 12x24 porcelain tile. Occasionally when a certain tile is stepped on it makes a popping or clacking noise. Does not happen every time. There is no visible crack to tile or grout. Can anybody help me with a cause for this and how to fix it??
 
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Old 03-13-17, 11:02 AM
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Sounds like a tile not stuck down well or the underlayment is popping. Fix well depend on what the noise is.
 
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Yep, could certainly be a loose tile. Is this on a concrete slab or a subfloor system?
 
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Old 03-13-17, 11:23 AM
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Sounds like your tile is playing teeter totter on either a high spot in the floor or a piece of debris that is causing it to rock. Could also be that the tiles were put down with mastic and not thinset. Mastic is not rated for tiles of that size as the product can not dry out.
 
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Old 03-13-17, 11:30 AM
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I have merged your other posts from another members unrelated thread to this thread.
 
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