When it comes to flooring, tiles are a favored choice – especially in kitchens and bathroom. Just because of their durability, tiles on the floor can become loose and if issue is not resolved, further problems may rise.
Why Floor Tiles get Loose?
There are some reasons why your tiles may become loose such as house movement or damaged grout, but the most common reason for them becoming loose is due to spot bonding applied to install.
Spot-bonding installation is done when adhesive is placed in each corner of the tile with an additional spot of adhesive being placed in the center before the tile is pressed into its place. Installing tiles via spot bonding leads to gaps between the tile and the flooring and increase the risk of your tile becoming loose.
Thankfully, fixing loose tiles is not expensive or difficult – if you follow one of two methods given below. Here are methods for how to fix a loose tile:
Lift & Replace
Possibly one of the most common way to fix loose floor tile is to carefully pry them up with a chisel. Lifting and replacing the tile using this method, can be done in a few steps – as outlined below:
- Eliminate grouting from around the tile you need to replace.
- Grab a chisel to carefully pry the tile from the floor. Be careful when doing this so you do not crack or chip the tile.
- Abrade the existing adhesive off the tile and from the floor and ensure the floor is smooth and clean.
- Apply new adhesive to the tile and reset it.
- Once done with the adhesive, grout around the tile and your floor will look as good as new.
As long as the above method is a great method to deal with loose floor tiles, it also has some risk that tile can become cracked, chipped or damaged and if you don’t have a spare tile which matches, this can result in an extra repair expenses, as the entire floor need to be replaced.
Another option is to.
Fix it with an adhesive
Use a certified adhesive, which is quick, easy and which is good enough to fix loose floor tiles. What’s more, it can be applied to marble, stone and wood flooring too.
Use the best and super strong repair adhesive, once you have located the loose tiles drill 4 to 6 holes in the grout line around the tiles, then vacuum away the debris and dust and then with the help of a caulking gun, inject the extra strength bonding adhesive right into the hole, before leaving to dry for 24 hours.
There are many benefits of using a certified adhesive to fix loose floor tiles. It is easy and very quick to repair loose tiles, without the risk of breaking the tiles. All above that there are some eco-friendly, non-flammable and non-toxic adhesive available in the market, which are recommended by experts.
Once the adhesive is dried, end the process of fixing loose tiles by regrouting the drilled holes, before washing the floor to remove any dirt and debris.
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