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How to fix a broken tile

how to fix a broken tile step by step

when a tile gets chipped or damaged you can replace it without having to retile the whole area.

Tools Needed:

  1. Grout
  2. Raker
  3. Power drill with a ceramic tile bit
  4. Hammer
  5. Cold chisel
  6. Gloves
  7. Goggles
  8. Tile adhesive
  9. Plastic adhesive spreader
  10. Tile spacers
  11. Damp sponge
  12. Grout spreader
  13. Small filling knife

Method

  1. Use the grout raker to loosen the grout around the four edges of the damaged tile and rake the grout out.
  1. Put on your gloves and safety goggles.Drill some holes in the center of the tile, this weakens it makes it easier to remove with a hammer and cold chisel.
  1. Break out the pieces of tile but don’t dig into the wall.
  2. working from the center out carefully remove all the pieces of tile.
  3. Scrape out the adhesive that’s left on the surface.
  4. when you try the new tile in the space it must sit flat on the surface and not stick out above its neighbours.
  5. Spread tile adhesive on the back of the new tile using the spreader and carefully place it in the gap.
  6. Place plastic tile spacers at the corners of the tile to prevent it from moving before the adhesive is dry and to mark the space with the grout.
  7. Carefully wipe off any remaining adhesive from the surface of the tile with a damp sponge.
  8. Now you’re ready to grout mix up the grout with water to the recommended consistency-remember, you only need a small amount of water.
  9. With a small trowel or grout spreader press the grout firmly into the joints between the tile. Using a slightly damp sponge, wipe the grout off the tile surface before it

sets and leave the grout to dry.

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