Cracked Tiles

I have some tiles (1 horizontal row) in my kitchen around the sink area. 7 of them cracked due to vibrations from the washing machine (below). I have attached the tiles to the wall but am wary of using grout in between the tiles as I a worried that they will crack again. What would you recommend that is waterproof/ water resistant and allows for some movement?

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PJTC
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23rd May 2016
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Ball single part fast flex adhesive should do the trick, you can use silicone instead of grout.
25th Apr 2016
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Sorry for not answering sooner .but you could use a flexible filler like bound seal .theres many to choose from most stores have this
27th Jun 2016
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North Herts Builders
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Hi you could try a flexible grout available from tops tiles
10th Aug 2016
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In this instance I'd replace the tiles and refix them using flexible adhesive and grout then finish it with a silicone bead. If this didn't work due to the heavy vision of the washer I'd be tempted to use silicone in the grout joint but that would be extreme
12th Jul 2016
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Edge Homes Construction
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Mapei Buildfix Wall & Floor Grout
1st Sep 2016
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Get a silicon sealant as close to the grout colour and use that instead
1st Nov 2016
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M Newport Plumbing & Heating
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There must be movement in your worktop for vibration to affect the tiles. Try securing the worktop more also maybe adjusting the feet on the washing machine will help if its rocking. You can buy a flexible grout which allows for slight movement or if you have a steady hand a thin bead of silicone but use masking tape along the grout line of the tiles. Hope this has helped.
12th Oct 2016
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Sas building contractors
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Hi
A flexible grout
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22nd Dec 2016
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NP builders
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silicon to match colour of worktop
24th Nov 2016
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I recommend replace the tile adhesive used mapey and adjust the washing machine set to the ideal level. Regards
5th Jan 2017
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Stan's tiling
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Hi. If you dont Fix The Tiles With adhesive, they Will crack Again. First Time you need to fix The Tiles and after That you need to to The grout.
3rd Oct 2016
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If you re grout them mix a fair bit of PVA glue in, as otz flexable
8th Jan 2017
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Hi

The washing machine don't normally do that.... Is it touching the tiles?

6th Jan 2017
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Ash's building & design solutions
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great question.

tiling was done with inappropriate tile adhesive which is normally ready mix available in plastic tubs this tile adhesive does not have adhesion so tiles will fall off but little vibration etc.

you need to get this job done with recommended tile adhesive.

any questions ring 07593752806 ash

many thanks
2nd Jan 2017
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DIYStressBuster
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Did you choose a suitable adhesive? I am reluctant to recommend a particular grout here as new products continue to be developed. Instead I would suggest you research for available grouts on the internet and at the same time research on blogs, etc as to other people's actual experience of using grouts. This would take only a little time to do - just 5 minutes of searching could yield lots of useful info. If you need direct advise then please feel free to contact me - advise is normally free.
18th Jan 2017
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you could use a flexible adhesive and grout
13th May 2017
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jmh ceramic
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you would have to use a flexible addessive and grout this allows u for a movement and and will not crack all depends on how much movement
7th Nov 2017
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Maybe flexi adesive what is used on floor to compensate any movement
28th Aug 2017
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Horizon fencing
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I always use a adhesive called tradeflex, this alows movment in the tiles and dekker grout wich is also waterproof and shouldn't ever crack.
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A.W.D Tiling
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You can get flexible water resistant grout, obviously these types are a little more expensive than you every day grout but obviously made for a reason 😉.
Also, I would suggest leaving a 2-3 mm gap from your work surface to the bottom of the first row of tiles.
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