Cracked tiles on floors and walls is a problem because it can be difficult to track down the source of the rack. However there are many reasons for the tiles to rack, for example, the tile was installed over a control joint, the tile was installed on improperly space joints, tile cracked under a heavy load, tile received a sharp blow, tiles concrete substrate has cracked down or inferior tiles were used. The following are some of the ways you can replace a cracked tile.
Replace the tile: if the crack on your tile is quite a big one and you have some tiles, you can actually take out the damaged one and replace it. However, it requires dedicated work to do so since you have to first remove the cracked tile carefully in order not to damage the others, you should be careful and one can use the help of a knife to remove it. When replacing the tile, remember to use a matching tile and grout to make the place look beautiful. After clean the grout of the four corners of the tile using a regular spritz of vinegar spray.
Use Adhesive: if you are going to use adhesive for your tile, you must be careful to buy the proper adhesive that is specifically made for the tile type used for example if using ceramic tile, you have to use the adhesive of ceramic tiles.when one uses the wrong one the adhesive used will be sticky on the tiles.
Use Epoxy glue: if you don’t have any spare tiles you can use epoxy glue to repair the crack. Take the cracked area and fill it with clear epoxy glue which is a two-part paste that you mix. use a match stick or toothpick to gently insert the glue into the crack so that the epoxy glue is right at the level of the tile, once it dries, you can paint it to cover the cracked area on the tile.
Repair grout cracks: sometimes the grout might be cracked too, it needs to be replaced to avoid the danger coming since water can enter the tiles while cleaning damaging the floor down.it needs to be replaced to avoid any further damage. you can use a utility knife to remove the old grout and then apply the new one using a trowel. After the grout is dry clean the excess grout around with a steel sponge and water.
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