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JakeLittie
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Posted: August 6, 2008 5:36 PM

Can ceramic tile crack in freeze-thaw conditions? If so, is one tile better than other in this situation? I want to install tile on my enclosed porch, but it is not heated. Thank for any advice!!!!
JimLaeger
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Posted: August 12, 2008 2:05 AM

RE: ceramic in freeze/thaw conditions
porous tile that absorbs moisture will have a tendency to crack in these conditions. A thru bodied tile like porcelain would be a good choice for these conditions.
MichaelPrachniak
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Posted: August 12, 2008 11:27 PM

RE: ceramic in freeze/thaw conditions
Yes, some tiles can crack under those conditions; therefore it is imperative that you purchase a tile that can hold up. Check with your tile distributor or manufacturer to find the appropriate tile.
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JakeLittie
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Posted: January 3, 2009 1:03 AM

RE: ceramic in freeze/thaw conditions
thanks for the info
maymay12
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Posted: August 2, 2010 12:12 AM

RE: ceramic in freeze/thaw conditions
MichaelPrachniak,

thanks for your information..it's useful to me..
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dianne_p
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Posted: August 19, 2010 11:14 AM

RE: ceramic in freeze/thaw conditions
If you have a very porous ceramic tiles, it is subjected to wetness and freezing. Then might get some cracking within the tile. Penkhull is right, you need tile that can withstand freezing water coz there is no way to protect it from cracking.
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