“Many end users don’t want movement joints because they think they are distractive and ruin the appearance of their tile installation. So why should tile installers make sure that movement joints are installed in all of their tile installations?
The short answer is because industry standards say that all tile installations must have movement joints. If you don’t install movement joints, and there is some problem with the tile installation, then the fingers will be pointing your way and you will be held responsible even if the problem isn’t directly related to the lack of movement joints. Lack of movement joints can be a contributing factor to many different types of tile failures, so it’s not worth the risk to exclude them from your installations…”
Learn more about movement joints and their purpose in tile installations, link below.
“Tech Talk-Why movement joints and sealants must be installed in tile and stone installations”
By: Donato Pompo
Tile Letter Magazine