Complete Guide To Replacing A Damaged Tile Yourself

The worst thing that can happen after installing new ceramic floor tiles or wall tiles is a cracked tile. Don’t fret, the process of replacing damaged tiles is one of the many advantages of choosing ceramic tiles.

It’s a job most homeowners can handle and should learn because it will only cost you some hard work. When you were installing your new kitchen floor tiles or bathroom wall tiles, you must have had a few extras that have been kept safely. This is where they come to use.

Before starting out you’re going to need the right tools. Safety comes first; make sure you’ve got your safety glasses and gloves. For the machinery you will need a drill, chisel, hammer, paint scraper, plastic scraper, trowel, painter’s tape, bucket and cleaning sponge.

Now that you’ve got your tools let’s get to the steps of the job.

Step 1 – Apply painter’s tape around the adjacent tiles to protect them. Drill 4-5 holes in the center of the cracked tile and use the chisel to chip away the middle part of it. Then wedge the chisel under the tile and chip out the remaining pieces.

Step 2 – Scrape all the grout from the edges and clean the exposed floor by chipping the old glue with a scraper. Sweep the area for a dust free surface for your new tile.

Step 3 – Using the best adhesive for ceramic tile, mix the glue to a toothpaste consistency. Apply this to the back of the new tile and run a trowel across it. Now place the tile into the gap and gently press it down. Make sure it sits evenly.

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Step 4 – When the adhesive is dry, remove the masking tape and clean the excess glue out with a plastic scraper. Mix your grout, apply it to the joints between the tiles and smooth it out.

Step 5 – After it has dried off, use a sponge to wipe the excess off and rinse the sponge to keep it clean. Let the grout cure for 24 hours for the tile to be ready.
Work done!

Powder Rooms Are Game Changers

The trend of the bold powder room is gaining popularity as the year begins. A small-scale space is the perfect place to experiment with big and bold ideas. Leave your guest awestruck with arresting wallpaper, vivid paint, wall of tiles and out of the ordinary accessories.

Because your powder is a small space, your wall tiles can play a big part on the appeal of the space. Here, you have the advantage of cheaper wall tile price and using the best adhesive for ceramic wall tiles.

If you are looking to make the space bigger, the magic trick is illusion.  Use the same tiles on the floor and walls to create the illusion of the length of the small room. Try installing a sink, vanity and faucet that are made of glass as they allow light through and let you see one end of the room to the other.

Though small, the powder room is like a little hidden treasure that brings intrigue and elegance to the entire house.  A simple color palette and a few modular fixtures can create a statement as well. Use oval mirror, ceramic sinks and wall-mounted fixtures to create a minimalist sanctuary.

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Repeating colors and shapes will make your powder room décor more cohesive. Ceramic tile flooring bathroom design offers innumerable patterns and colors so you don’t have to limit yourself to coordination. Pick a tile backsplash, neutral color sink and towel bars to unify the color scheme of your bathroom interior.

After laying out the foundation – walls and floors, you can complete your powder room with accessories like lamps and framed paintings for a living room appeal. Plants and flowers pots are big in any room and give a natural appeal. Add accent lighting in shadow box cutouts with miniature statues for an artistic appeal.