Granite Tile on Countertop Edge came off...


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Old 11-20-08, 08:06 AM
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Granite Tile on Countertop Edge came off...

I am new to working with Granite Tile, so this may seem very basic, but I want to make sure I do the repair right. I have one tile that popped off of a bathroom sink...it's not cracked or damaged. What is the proper way to re-set the tile in place? It is an edge piece that wraps over the counter at the front of the counter. Thanks!
 
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Old 11-20-08, 03:05 PM
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If this is an older job, a few dabs of silicon caulk will usually stick it back in place. If this is a new job, it could be a random thing, or a warning of a bad job. But silicon will still work.
 
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Old 11-20-08, 03:32 PM
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Thanks!

Thanks for the suggestion. This work was done 4 years ago, and I haven't had any other problems. It looks like the piece got leaned on or something and since it was an edge piece, it just popped off. Thanks, again!
 
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I'de be weary if it's only 4 years old.....
 
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Old 11-20-08, 05:05 PM
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It's out of warranty by now, so I am not sure what I can do except repair it and hope for the best. I had the work done on 3 countertops and this is the only issue so far, so I will cross my fingers!
 
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Did they install the tile onto a cement board or isolation membrane first, and not tile directly onto plywood?
 
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Good question. It's in our other house, and i am not there right now to look again. But, I can reply in a few days. But, IIRC, it was applied to cement board.
 
 

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