Loose floor tile

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Old 12-31-19, 07:19 PM
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Loose floor tile

I'm not exactly a handyman but I've been trying to put in an effort to learn and I was hoping I could get some help from you guys.

I have some loose wooden floor tiles in my condo that slide around when we walk on them. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on how I could fix this.
 
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Old 12-31-19, 07:25 PM
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That's laminate flooring and the interlock looks ruined. You would need to pull up the base shoe on either end of that row so that you could put a pry bar on the end of the row in order to squeeze it back together. A little Titebond wood glue on the end you have pictured might help prevent it from sliding apart in the future.
 
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Thanks for the quick reply XSleeper, really appreciate it! I'm a little lost on the terminology, could you explain which part is the base shoe in that picture? I'm having trouble picturing what exactly I'm trying to squeeze together.
 
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Old 12-31-19, 07:44 PM
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Its not in the picture. Follow that row in each direction until it reaches the baseboard. The trim between your baseboard and floor is likely base shoe or quarter round.

You need to slide that entire row of tile together, to do that you likely need to move more than just one piece.
 
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OK, I think I kinda get what you're saying. Just curious, if I were to just slide the loose tile back into place and glue it using titebond against its neighbor would that also work?
 
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If the boards are loose enough that the shoe does not need to be removed to get to the edge (to pry/push) then your good!
 
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Vacuum out any loose bits between the boards and then glue it i position.

Would not be a bad idea to tape the two pieces together just in case someone step/slides it before the glue sets.
 
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Just wanted to give you guys an update and let you know that titebond did the trick. Thanks everybody!
 
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