Brand new tiles installed by contractor 4 years ago in kitchen, bathroom and also in a new house extension on pillars. Tiles started clicking in the extension during first winter. Now the grout is clearly starting to deteriorate. Obviously the extension will need to be redone completely.
Since then a few tiles started clicking in the bathroom and in the kitchen but also only winter.
Subfloor information :
- The house extension on pillars is brand new so I hope everything is repecting modern standards... which is weird because the problem is worst there!
- In the house I have 2x8 joists with plank flooring and plywood on top of it. Don't know plywood thickness.
Since the problem is happening on two different types of subflooring I think the tiler somewhat messed up with the glue!
- Why it clicks only in winter? Humidity, temperature? There is a big difference between winter and summer temperature here.
- If possible I would like to fix the kitchen and the bathroom before it gets worse. Since the tiles click only in winter I am wondering if bridging the joist could help. If so, should I do it in summer when it is not clicking?