Tiles bring the beauty to the floor. The shine of the floors is brought by the exquisite look of the tile. If the tiles are well-installed, then the floor looks elegant. Proper care should be taken to keep the tiles clean and free from any damage.
But, it might happen that your tiles get damaged or become old and need replacement. To carry out such a task by yourself, you need proper knowledge of the steps required to fix the tile. This process is not difficult at all.
When to Fix the Tile
Some people prefer changing the tiles after some specific period of time to renew the look of the house, while others replace them once they are damaged. No matter what the case may be, fixing it requires the same knowledge and technique.
If your tile looks old and you believe that it no longer looks good and fresh, then you can opt for its replacement. It may be the case that your tile gets damaged and no option remains there other than replacing it with the new one.
Tips to Fix the Tile
Now comes the main part. If you plan to fix the tile by yourself, then these tips will prove to be helpful for your work.
Remove the Old Tile
The old tile needs to be removed in order to be replaced with the new one. You can remove it by placing a rug or towel on the tile and striking it gently with the chisel. The old tile will be broken into pieces.
Remove the Pieces
Clean all the pieces dispersed in the place so that the new tile can be put there. After the area is cleaned properly, proper space for the new tile becomes available.
Place and Set the New Tile
Put the mortar in the area and place the new tile on that area and adjust it properly before proceeding forward. Wait for at least 30 minutes for the tile to adjust properly.
Set the Edges
Put the mortar on the edges to fill any empty spots and make the tile fit well in the space. Proper use of mortar will ensure the exact settlement of the tile. After all this, leave the tile for 24 hours and don’t walking on it in the meantime.