Recent Gold Coast living means we have been contending with a significant amount of rain and moisture in the air. With this comes the potential for water damage to start affecting your floors.

Water damage can be one of the most troublesome things to deal with as a homeowner. It can cause significant harm to various aspects of a building without you even knowing it, often until it is too late.

The Problem Of Peaking Tiles

It is often assumed that tiled floors are immune to water damage. However, this is not entirely true. When moisture ingress occurs beneath the tiled surface, it can cause the expansion of the flooring materials underneath the tiles as it dries, forcing the tiles to pop out of place.

When this occurs, it is referred to as peaking. Peaking tiles not only look unpleasant but often result in the tiles becoming cracked or even shattering.

Peaking tiles, otherwise known as ‘pyramid tiles’ or ‘tenting tiles’, are tiles that are pushed upwards as a result of compounding stress from pressure within your home. Many factors could cause the pressure that leads to compounding stress. Water ingress is one of the more common causes.

Identifying Peaking Early On

It is easy to spot when water damage has occurred underneath your flooring because you will start to see bulges forming in the floor between the tiles, pushing them up. Unfortunately, you cannot simply push them back into place because the materials underneath will have bulged and hardened to the extent that it needs to be removed and cleared before replacing the tiles.

Peaking tiles can be a real safety hazard, not to mention unsightly. People could trip over them, and the shattered tiles could form sharp edges that are dangerous to children and pets in particular.

If you don’t address the problem of peaking tiles the moment you start to notice it, it is possible the problem might spread and your entire floor needs repairing.

Other early symptoms of peaking tiles include your tiles starting to become loose and unattached, warping or dipping, and the presence of musty mould.

Fixing It With TRIM

Tile Reglue Injection Method (TRIM) is an innovative technique that fixes loose and debonded tiles without costly floor removal. TRIM saves homeowners thousands of dollars because instead of replacing your whole floor, it localises the problem area and uses a specialised injection adhesive called “Injectabond” to give you a permanent solution to your problem.

This process has been proven to be highly effective, continuously developed and refined for over 30 years. This restoration process has helped homeowners by saving them thousands of dollars and time on what would usually be a stressful, time-consuming, expensive and messy rectification job.

Do you want to learn more about TRIM or book a restoration project? Get in touch with us at DRN Projects to learn more. We’d be happy to assist you!