Tile Over Concrete with Cracks

Old 07-12-07, 05:29 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Tile Over Concrete with Cracks

I am getting ready to install tile (already purchased) over an ugly concrete patio with some cracks and a little uneven in some places but not too bad. What can I do to prevent the tiles from cracking as well? Is a special grout needed?
Dirt Doc
Old 07-12-07, 06:41 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,405
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
You will need an isolation membrane.
Old 07-13-07, 03:44 AM
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 1,396
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
If this concrete is exterior and subject to moisture and freezing, don't waste your time tiling over it. The tile will pop off after a winter or two. I cannot tell you how many jobs we've torn out where people said their contractor used frost proof tile and mortar. It did absolutely no good.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title: