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.