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How Water Damage Defects Bathroom Tile

Feb 29, 2008
Using public baths is traceable back all the way to 3000 B.C. The most ancient bath tub in existence that resembles the bath tubs we use in modern times has been traced back to 1700 B.C. and was found in the Palace of Knosses in Crete. The first modern bathroom that turned into a demanded feature in the living space came about in the late 19th century. That was when ceramic tiles were used as a utilitarian substance as well as being attractive to look at. It is still one of the most attractive products to use in a bathroom today. It has outstanding durability and when desired, will be done in stunning ways that lends drama to any bathroom.

Even if tile is one of the best materials to put in a bathroom, it can acquire problems with time. You may have noticed the proof of this if you ever leased or invested in an older dwelling. Tiles may get cracked or grout might deteriorate permitting the tiles to work loose or come out of their spot all together. Most of the time when problem spots such as these occur in bathroom tile, people only look at them as a small eyesore, and not always considering them as a potential for water problems in a bathroom. This is something a lot of home owners may not pay attention to unless it has become a necessary repair issue.

Breaks in a tile bathroom floor normally are caused from things that are dropped on them or if the tiles adhesion to the surface underneath lets them become loose and more susceptible to cracking. The more usual area for tiles to get loose, but not always crack, is around the tub itself, especially the spigot and handles and where the tile meets the tub or shower. This happens in these spots more often because of the continuous subjection to water and often cleaning with strong products like bleach.

The erosive substances in some cleaning products and the rough scrubbing applied with them can cause the grout to wear down with time and let water to go in behind the tiles, which leads to more severe situations besides just loose tiles. Water and mold will destroy the areas that the tiles are adhered to and can happen very rapidly once the water has gotten on a material that was supposed to stay dry.

To avoid costly repair projects due to this sort of bathroom water damage, it is best to keep your bathroom tile well grouted and in good shape. Some maintenance today may save you some time and money down the road.
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