We bought our house last year and a friend of mine pointed out our
sagging floors just in the main entrance area (First floor on top of
the basement). There are around 5 rows of titles (each spanning 15
titles). The first row closest to the living room is perfectly straight
while the second row has a slight downward slope all the way to the
last row closest to the kitchen (less than 1/2 inch depth). It looks
like it has stablized and it's not sagging any more. Both the living
room and our kitchen area is perfectly leveled. Our house is around 18
years old and the tiles don't have any crack or loose grout (except in
some parts as a result of poor tiling). What I want to know is that is
this a bad tiling job? or sagging? Also if it has stablized do I need
to worry about it? It's not noticable at all.
BTW, also there is height fluctuation between floor and the baseboards
anywhere from 0-1/4 inches.
If it's "not noticable at all", your friend wouldn't have pointed it
out, now, would he??? :)
After 18 years it's a little late to be asking about whether it's a bad
tile job or not, isn't it? Sounds like the subflooring/joisting
weren't beefed up enough to handle the load quite enough initially.
"Normal" by design would be in the <1/8" category, 1/2" is definitely
more than desirable. If it is presently seemingly stable would seem
highly unlikely to present any real danger. Your choices are fairly
limited unless the area underneath isn't finished as to any remedial
action anyway that wouldn't require a pretty major effort that more
than likely isn't justified...I'd plan on leaving it until the next
major remodel when the area might be undergoing complete renovation
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