Bathroom tiles are lovely accents that make every bathroom pleasant to the eyes. They vary in terms of size, color and material. They are easy to install and versatile to design. Unfortunately, they also break, crack or turn ugly without proper care. If you are no longer happy with your bathroom tiles or if there are several pieces that are already damaged, immediate repair should be done. Here’s a short DIY guide for your reference.
Removal Of The Damaged Tiles
1. Before you can install new tiles, of course, you’ll have to get rid of the damaged ones. To start the project, you’ll have to use a grout saw (or any substitute) to remove the grout surrounding the affected tiles. Be careful so you won’t cut too deeply and damage the waterproofing underneath the tiles.
2. To speed up the removal of the damaged tiles, you may first create holes on the tiles. Never drill too deep.
3. When you’re done with the holes, you should be able to break the tiles with the use of a chisel. Scrape the parts off carefully.
4. When the tiles are removed, you’ll uncover a thinset mortar in place. To guarantee the perfect installation of the new tiles, remove the leftover adhesive with the use of your putty knife or any substitute.
Installation Of The New Tiles
1. Once the damaged area has been cleaned thoroughly, prepare your tile cement or ceramic adhesive. Apply the mixture liberally on the surface area with the use of a notched trowel. If the area is only small, you may use a putty knife instead.
2. Place each of the tiles carefully when the adhesive has been applied. It should be flat and leveled.
3. Let the tiles sit for a few hours to dry. When you’re sure that the tiles are already secured to the wall or the floor, prepare your materials for grouting! Apply the grout carefully and guarantee that its color matches your tiles or complements it. When you’re done, use a sponge and a container with water to get rid of the excess grout on the tiles. Be quick so that the grout won’t stick to tiles’ surfaces.
4. Caulk or use a bathroom sealant to waterproof the tiles. This way, joints that weren’t grouted properly will get repaired.
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