Bathroom tiles will not only make your comfort room beautiful and pleasant to the eyes. They will also keep the room warm and make it relaxing when you bathe. Bathroom tiles are available in different colors, sizes and materials. They are also easy to design and install. What’s even better is that they are difficult to clean and maintain. However, you should remember that tiles also get damaged. They will incur scratches and cracks over time until they eventually chip off or break. If ever that happens, use this DIY guide to help you solve the problem!
1. You must first remove the affected tiles. You can use a grout saw and get rid of the grout surrounding the broken tiles. Just ensure that you won’t cut too deep to avoid damaging the waterproofing underneath.
2. If you want to remove the damaged tiles faster, get a power drill and use it to create holes in the tiles. When you’ve already created enough holes, get a chisel and use it to scrape the pieces off the concrete.
3. When you have removed the damaged tiles, make sure that you’ll also remove the adhesive. Use a putty knife to clean the area and guarantee that it’s spotless afterward. Residues of the adhesive will affect the installation of the new tiles.
4. After cleaning the installation area, prepare your tile cement or ceramic adhesive. Check the manufacturer’s instructions to guarantee that they’re prepared properly. Apply the adhesive or cement liberally on the installation area with the use of a notched trowel. If the area is too small, you may use a putty knife instead.
5. Put each of the new tiles carefully and make sure that they’re flat and at the same level with the other tiles.
6. Allow the bathroom tiles to dry for a few hours or as per instructions. When they have dried, proceed with the grouting.
7. Choose a grout color that will match the rest of the tiles or at least complement it. Carefully apply the grout and remove the excess right away using sponge and water. Do it fast because when the grout dries up, it will be harder for you to remove it and your tiles will also be stained.
8. After the application of the grout, it’s time to caulk the tiles. Doing so will prevent water from getting under the tiles and damaging your walls and floor. Let the caulking material dry.
We hope that you learned about repairing bathroom tiles through our blog today. If you need professional help, just call the best Mission plumber for bathroom remodeling. Plumbers 911 Kansas provides local plumbing services in Mission KS including home remodeling, leak detection, toilet repair, water heater repair, backflow prevention and many more! Call us at (913) 948-9200 to schedule a service!
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