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How to fix loose tiles in the bathroom

Posted on 6/24/2021

Needing to fix a loose tile on the bathroom floor or replace a broken shower tile are fairly common jobs, and it’s best to get on the case as soon as you spot an issue. Not only can it look shoddy to leave it for a while, it has the potential to cause further damage if not dealt with quickly.

How hard is it to fix loose tiles in the bathroom?

The degree of difficulty will depend on the state of the wall or floor once the tiles are removed, and how much work is needed to get them back up to scratch again. You can save yourself the hassle of what could become a time-consuming task by calling on a local tradesperson to do it for you. No matter how big or small the job, they’re ready to help.

How to fix loose tiles in the bathroom

Step 1: Cut out the grout

Using a utility knife, cut into the grout and dig it away from the affected tile(s) – this will make it easier to remove them.

Step 2: Remove the tile

Gently use a hammer and chisel to loosen and remove the tile(s).

Step 3: Prep the wall

Still using your hammer and chisel, dislodge any old adhesive from the wall. Be very careful not to damage the wall – you’ll need to replace it otherwise, which could turn into a much bigger job.

Step 4: Remove old adhesive from the tile

You can remove grout from tiles through chipping away it with either a chisel or a screwdriver.

Step 5: Apply your adhesive

Use a small trowel to apply a layer of adhesive to the wall, and also to the back of the tile you’re replacing. Do it one tile at a time if you’re replacing more than one.

Step 6: Press and set

Position your tile in place, and press it in, ensuring to leave an even amount of space around each side. If any adhesive seeps out, then clean it immediately with a wet rag. Leave to set for at least 30 minutes, and up to 24 hours – check the instructions on your choice of adhesive to find out how long it should take.

Step 7: Grout around the replaced tile

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to mix up your grout, and press it into the lines. Quickly wipe off any excess with a damp sponge, and then leave it to set overnight.

Don’t fancy doing it yourself? Local Heroes will find you trustworthy, reliable tiler in your area who can pop round and do the job for you. All Local Heroes tradespeople are vetted and insured. Their work also comes with a 12-month guarantee, backed by British Gas.

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