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August 12, 2017 18:08

The easiest way to replace the cracked tiles


  • 1 preparatory stage
    • 1.1 To remove damaged tiles
    • 1.2 Remove the grout
  • 2 Self Repair tile materials at hand

Ceramic tiles are widely used inas a finishing material.
matter how gently you either treated with the time on the ceramic tile cracks.
Cracks not only impairs the appearance of the premises, but also cause the ingress of dirt, moisture in the walls.And it can lead to mold, gribkov.A removing the tiles without damaging it?

There are many ways to remove the damaged tile.
We are interested in those who can easily perform at home novice master, his rukami.Dlya to perform the repair of the damaged tiles, it is necessary to carefully remove the damaged area.

preparatory stage

On the floor lay a piece of plastic film.Prepare the protective means: glasses, gloves, dust mask or a gauze mask.
Land adjacent to the removed tile is recommended to protect.For this purpose, the tile is glued insulation, masking tape or adhesive tape.
truth of adhesive tape on the tile are

traces to be removed at the end of work.

To remove damaged tiles

removing grout vibrator

tool for removing grout

Repair cracked tile begins with a survey of the site to be removed.

First of all, you should make sure in the absence of a tile electrical wires or water pipes or heating.

dismantling work starts with removing grout from all edges of the cracked tiles.Grout can be removed manually, or you can use the power tool.For example: ugloshlifomalnoy machine equipped with abrasive wheel and a vacuum cleaner.But once it is necessary to warn that the use of grinders accompanied by the formation of a large amount of dust.

In manual mode, remove the grout is best to use a putty knife, a screwdriver, a chisel, a sharp boot knife.Yes and no needle files you can not do.
To learn how to replace the damaged tile, observe sufficient accuracy.

grout removal

Vytsarapovanie seams

Remove the grout

Using a sharp knife cut spend on the seam line.Spatula or chisel to remove old grout from the edges to the cutting line.The remaining pieces of grouting smooth out needle files.
way, grout can be removed and chemically.But for this you need to know, grout was made of any material.

removing grout, you can begin to dismantle the cracked tiles.In
cracked tiles have to drill dozens of holes, evenly distributing them over the entire surface.This allows you to remove stresses in the tile and does not damage the surrounding tiles.

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Removing glue

Using a hammer and chisel carefully removed all the pieces of the cracked tiles.To remove pieces of tile is recommended to use a hammer weighing 200 g and a sharpened chisel.Point angle chisel must not exceed 60ยบ.
hammer blows should be soft, with no accent.
Try to remove small pieces of tile, avoiding cracking of adjacent tiles.

removing pieces of old tiles, proceed to remove the traces of tile adhesive or mortar.

To answer the question of how to replace cracked tiles, it is necessary not only armed with information, but also to prepare the necessary tools and support materials.On the tools we mentioned above.
few words about the accompanying materials.

Replacing cracked tiles

Take the new tile, attach it in the appropriate place, check using a spirit level or range.If a tile falls unevenly, correct location or elevation, preventing from fitting the tiles to the wall.

laying new tiles

Laying tiles

Before laying the new tile surface should be vacuumed and handle acrylic primer

fit the new tile in place, proceed to the adhesive agent.From tile adhesives using dry formulations tile adhesive.
Glue the tiles should be applied with a notched trowel.For more information how to produce tiling.

Ceramic tiles coated with a glue is applied to the wall and pressed down easily.In mezhstykovoe space embedded plastic crosses.Aligning the tiles is best done with the help of a rubber hammer or pressing, important not to overdo it.

Replacing cracked tile grout completed application and removal of adhesive and grout residue.

Self Repair tile materials at hand

At home, a broken-stick tiles can be almost any kind of sealant.It is important to remember that only the acrylic sealant can not be used when the tile is in contact with water, but the silicone sealants perfect hold and even an inexperienced master can easily glue the tiles in place have disappeared.By this method, often used when a local repair breakaway tiles A good option is liquid nails, here you need to read the manual and pay attention to the method of applying the adhesive and fixing time.

How to replace a cracked tile on the wall.Video 1.

How to replace a damaged tile on the floor.Video 2.