How To Stop Tile Floors In Your Home From Cracking

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Tile flooring is a popular choice for many homeowners because it is durable and easy to clean. However, if it is not installed properly, your tile flooring can crack. In this blog post, we will discuss the best ways to prevent your tile flooring from cracking. We will also discuss what to do if your tile flooring does crack. Let’s get started!

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Buy Good Quality Flooring

 

The first step to preventing your tile flooring from cracking is to buy good quality flooring. This seems obvious but people are often looking for ways to cut corners when they are renovating their homes. But tiles are one area where you should pay a bit extra for quality because the tiles will be more durable and less likely to crack. Spend some time researching the best flooring company in the area so you can be confident about the quality of the tiles. You may spend more upfront, but you’ll save money in the long term.

Make Sure The Subfloor Is Even

 

The second step to preventing your tile flooring from cracking is to make sure the subfloor is even. This means that the surface on which you will install the tiles should be flat and without any bumps or irregularities. If there are bumps or irregularities, they will cause the tiles to crack over time. So before you begin installing your tile flooring, make sure the subfloor is even.

Clean Debris Before Laying Tiles

 

If there are bits of dirt and debris underneath the tiles when you lay them, this will push into the bottom of the tile. As you walk on them, small pieces of debris can lead to cracks. Once you have put the flooring down, there isn’t much you can do, so you need to ensure that you clean debris thoroughly beforehand. Keeping things clean and tidy is always important when you are renovating your home, and it’s especially important when laying tiles.

 

Keep On Top Of Maintenance After Laying The Flooring

 

Once you have installed your tile flooring, it is important to keep on top of maintenance. This means sweeping and mopping regularly to ensure that there is no build-up of dirt or debris. If there is a lot of dirt and debris on the tiles, it can cause them to scratch and crack over time. Regular cleaning will help to prevent this from happening.

 

If Your Flooring Does Crack

 

If your tile flooring does crack, it is important to take action as soon as possible. The first step is to determine the cause of the crack. This could be something as simple as a heavy object being dropped on the floor, or it could be a sign that there is something wrong with the subfloor. Once you have determined the cause of the crack, take steps to fix it. If it is a problem with the subfloor, then you will need to hire a professional to fix it. If it is something simple like a heavy object being dropped, then you can fix it yourself by replacing the damaged tile.

In this blog post, we have discussed the best ways to prevent your tile flooring from cracking. We have also discussed what to do if your tile flooring does crack. Follow these tips and you can keep your floor in perfect condition.

 

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Kori

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Kori is an autistic mom who also happens to have ADHD and Anxiety. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodivergent family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. As an empath, HSP, and highly intuitive individual, Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori provides life coaching services for neurodivergent women (and those who identify as women) as well as Oracle card reading, Tarot card readings, and energy healing.

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