Ceramic tiles are one of the longest-lasting, easy to care for and most beautiful flooring options available, although none of this matters to distressed homeowners who write to melooking in vain for solutions to the problem of constantly cracking tiles and loosening grout. Failing ceramic floors are frustrating, troublesome and irreparable. You either get the installation right the first time or the whole thing becomes a mess of regret.

If you're planning to install ceramic tiles, include one crucial feature that delivers great reliability: uncoupling membranes. From The Ottawa Citizen.