repairing loose ceramic shower tiles


Old 01-01-04, 12:13 PM
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repairing loose ceramic shower tiles

The last row of ceramic tiles in our shower stall (near the tub ledge) are loose. There appears to be water that has also gotten trapped behind these tiles with some mold. Is there an easy way to remove these and place them back in without disturbing or having to remove the surrounding tile? Please provide a step by step process or a recommended estimate to have this professionally done.

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Old 01-01-04, 12:48 PM
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Since you don't sound sure of how to do this, I would recommend you get someone to do it.

The real question here is why it got wet behind the tiles and how badly the wall is damaged. A good handyman or tile setter can probably do this job in a few hours.

Personally, I wouldn't try to salvage the old tiles unless you really have to. They will have mastic or thinset mortar on the back and it's a chore to remove. It's usually easier to set new tiles - even if you use a different color and call it an accent stripe.
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