Tile in a seasonal cabin - any problems?

Started by cbc58, April 07, 2010, 12:52:58 PM

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Are there any problems putting tile in a seasonal cabin that is used only during the summer months and not during the winter?  temps will get down to zero degrees or below during the winter months.  it's possible that the camp might get used one or two weekends during the winter by hiking into it.... and that would mean going from zero to 60 for a weekend and then back down to zero.

Any problems with grout or adhesion in heat up/cool-down and sub freezing temps?  Just curious.


We have ceramic tile. The tile is cemented to the hardi backer board using thinset. The hardi backer board is screwed to the OSB subfloor. It was installed last year in early summer / late spring. It has now been through five or six freezing to seventy-something and back to freezing temperature swings. No indications of any problems.
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn't mean it is good design.