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What is a drummy tile?
They are loose or debonded tiles. These could be wall, floor, patio or pool tiles. They are characterised by the hollow sound which can be heard when walked on or tapped with an object.
Are drummy tiles a defect?
It may be indicative of poor workmanship by the tiler or builder. Ideally, tiles should be laid with 100% coverage (the amount of surface area covered by tile adherent material).
They arise when less than the required amount of the adhesive under the tile is used. This means that the adherent material has to work a lot harder to maintain a bond between the tile and the substrate. Drummy tiles can also be caused by using the incorrect ratio of glue powder to water, inadequate mixing of the tile adhesive, incorrect preparation of the substrate, and by allowing the adhesive to dry out too much before laying tiles on it. Structural issues with the house or building are another cause of drummy, loose or tented tiles. Daily expansion and contraction caused by heating and cooling of the tiles put stress on the adhesive, causing sections which have been poorly applied to fail. .
Why do tiles go drummy?
This could be due to age or because insufficient tile adhesive was used when the tile was laid. Structural movement in the floor or wall and/or an accumulation of moisture under the tiles can also lead to drummy tiles.
What happens if you don’t fix drummy tiles?
If loose tiles are left untreated, visible signs such as cracked grout, cracked tiles and even tiles that lift, peak or tent along one edge can develop. These signs are more frequently the reason for people to call tile repair companies, however repairs can be done more affordably and with less hassle if carried out at the loose tiles stage.
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