HOW TO FIX LOOSE CERAMIC FLOOR TILES

Materials Needed:

Tile adhesive                                                                      Iron

Mineral Spirits                                                                   Putty knife

Rolling Pin                                                                           Rags

 

  • Warm the tile with a preheated iron. Heating the tile with warm iron will loosen any adhesive that still holding the tile.  Avoid forcing out the tile, because this could break.
  • Using the putty knife, lift out the loose tile from the center to the edges on all four sides. Set the tile aside.
  • Dissolve the adhesive on the floor using a rag dampened with mineral spirits. It’s best to dissolve the adhesive.
  • Scrape away the old adhesive, using the putty knife. Be sure to take it all out before applying new adhesive.  If there’s a stubborn spot, warm the adhesive using the iron, then, scrape it out.  Make sure not to damage the surrounding tiles.
  • Apply new adhesive to the floor and to the tile.
  • Put the tile in its position.
  • Using the rolling pin, roll and press the tile hard to get rid of any air pockets.
  • Use the rag dampened with mineral spirits to clean up excess adhesive around the edges of the tile.
  • Weigh down the tile with any flat and heavy object for up to 2 days.