Do I Need Expansion Joints for Victorian Tiled Path Over Concrete Slab


Postby robhdg » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:04 am

I'm pouring a reinforced concrete slab 10metres long by 1 metre wide. I intend tiling the slab with black and white victorian mosaic tiles.

Do I cut in expansion/control joints on the slab? If I do cut expansion joints, do i tile directly over them, or fill them first?
appreciaate any advice
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Postby welsh brickie » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:46 am

yes its best to have expansion joints, I would use two, and tile over them
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Postby JustinMBeckett » Fri May 27, 2016 3:50 am

Definitely! You'd need these to avoid cracks on your concrete. No matter how properly laid the tiles may be, the base concrete slab would crack without expansion joints.
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