Repairing Fallen Bathroom Tiles

Old 02-22-03, 10:29 AM
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Repairing Fallen Bathroom Tiles

I have a tiled bathrom wall (over plaster and lathe) and some of the tiles recently fell off. The mud below the tiles is still in great condition and I don't want to redo the whole bathroom. Can you tell me what I need to do to re-attach the tiles that fell?
Old 02-22-03, 10:58 AM
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I have provided links below but I am wondering about "why" the tiles are falling off. If you some tiles falling off now and not knowing where they are located on the wall, I am assuming that moisture issues are at hand, somewhere. Be aware that what you repair now may not be the end of it but just the start of it.

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Old 02-24-03, 06:53 AM
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How old is the tile job ?

Could be that the installer waited too long after spreading the thinset to the mud wall and it skinned over before the tiles were applied.

Could be 100 other reasons too.

Exactly where did the tiles come loose ?

Tap the tiles with a quarter ($ .25) I it sounds hollow you have more loose tiles only being held in place by the grout.
Old 02-24-03, 06:56 AM
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Short answer to your direct question--- clean the old thinset off of the back of the tile and the wall--put some new thinset on back of tile and grout the area.

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