Repair a cracked floor tile
Wednesday, February 16 2011
Cracked tiles can make a house look less neat. So how to fix it the right way without damaging the rest of your floor. Cracked tiles often encountered in some space, particularly space that is long enough tile installation. If only a fraction is cracked, we’d better just fix themselves without having to pay someone to fix it. If you use the correct way I am sure you will be obtaining a satisfactory result without damaging the surrounding tiles.
The first step that needs to be done when deleting a single floor tile is the grout around the tile to be removed. Take the angle grinder with a course grinding wheel attached and slowly down the grout around the tile line. The whole idea is to create a score line or groove for you to grind this entry holds the grinder in a defined path and will prevent the grinder from skipping to another tile and more tile damage. Grind down the grout lines until you have ground down pat tile thickness of about ¼ inch. This ensures that you have completely separate from the rest of tile mortar bed is placed when the tile was laid. One word of warning, though. If you have the floor heater, be careful how far you cut into the floor because you can disconnect the cable or plumbing that can be expensive to fix.
Using a hammer, struck the broken tiles around the edges to prevent breaking the tile ads must unload along the edge to get the tile. Remove the broken tiles and put them in garbage bags. Use a set of brick (stone carving) to remove the middle tile.
Part of the issue also remove damaged tile old mortar is pressed tiles. For this, use with caution bricks arranged to remove the old mortar as much as possible. Use a short but firm hits the hammer on the brick is set to avoid losing control of where you work.
Once you have a spacious fully free of the old tile and mortar, use a vacuum cleaner hose attachment to clean up all excess dust and small debris that may remain. This area is now ready to have a new tile installed. One thing that helps in choosing a replacement tile was to keep the damaged piece of tile has been removed to ensure that you purchase the correct tile. This will give you a smooth transition when the fix and no one will know that you repaired the tiles.