Loose Tiles in Bathroom

Old 08-30-02, 07:16 AM
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Loose Tiles in Bathroom

Hi all,

I've noticed that some of the tiles in my bathroom (in the tub area) are becoming loose. I've stopped using the bathroom to avoid water damage to the wall beneath the tiles. How can I set these tiles back in place? Should I remove them and cement or glue them back on? How do I handle the areas between the tiles. I'd like to maintain the white separations (I believe this is grout) between them. How can I do this? I'm a new home owner and just learning as I go along.
Thanks for your help!
Old 08-30-02, 07:25 AM
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Loose Tiles in Bathroom


It's appears that the damage is already begun. Loose tiles means that moisture has already gotten behind and thus the substrate has gotten wet. Just trying to reapply the tiles will be wasted time and anything you try will not stay up very long.

Best advise is to remove all the tile and drywall, which I assume is what you have. I suggest this as others have tried repairs to no end. You might as well do it right the first time. Seek a professional ceramic tile firm if this project seems overwhelming.

Good Luck!

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