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Expert advice please.

Discussion in 'Tiling Forum' started by Mozz, Feb 10, 2019.

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  1. Mozz

    Mozz New to TilersForums.co.uk

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    Norfolk
    Hello. We have moved to a house with tiles on the hall and kitchen floor. Some have cracked. We discovered they have been laid on plywood when house was built. I have ordered tiles to replace broken ones, however I've thought of using silicone instead of grouting as the grouting keeps cracking and looks bad. Will this work ? Thank you.
     
  2. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    No....:)
     
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  3. JulianSidney

    JulianSidney Billy no mates. Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    hi
    grout is cracking because there is movement. Find out why and address it
    as above, no
     
  4. Bathfix Bob

    Bathfix Bob Professional Tiler

    Only this week I was ridiculed by a group of three builders wearing grey jogging bottoms (you know the type) they tile on 4mm ply or if they really want to push the boat out for an extra special job they use 9mm. I was told I was sucker for falling for marketing tactics from Hardiebacker etc.
     
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  5. Mozz

    Mozz New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Norfolk
    The house is 10 years old and the seller knew the builder. They were told it's ok to tile on plywood flooring as long as Flexi adhesive is used. We can feel a little movement when walking on them. I don't really want the huge job or expense of getting them us...was hoping there might be an easier solution ? Can I apply silicone over the grouting to hide the cracks ? Thank you.
     
  6. Boggs

    Boggs Professional Tiler

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    I think one of them must be selling a pair.
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  7. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

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    Caerphilly
    The grout and tiles will keep on cracking and also the new tiles will probably be a different shade to the old ones so will also stand out
     
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  8. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    Silicone is a sealent not a grout...!
    Once you start cleaning the floor it will just come off over a period of time..
     
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  9. Mozz

    Mozz New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Location:
    Norfolk
    Thanks all for your time and advice.
     
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