loose ceramic tiles

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Old 12-02-04, 12:27 PM
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Question loose ceramic tiles

Hi,
My bathroom floor and walls consist of ceramic tiles set in mortar. I have two questions about maintenance/repair:

1) Two rows of 2"square tiles have been extended beyond the bathroom mortar floor into the doorway to the bathroom. These tiles are on top of plywood flooring and have become loose with time. It appears that when the tiles were laid a thin film of mortar was spread over the plywood surface.
Is there a better way to reattach these tiles to the plywood flooring instead of simply laying down some new thin set and redoing the grout?

2) cracks have appeared in the grout in several places where my floor and ceiling meet. This is due to building settling. I presume I can just fill in with new grout and reseal?

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Joe
 
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Old 12-03-04, 05:48 PM
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You could use liquid nails but i dont think you would gain anything by using it,i think th problem is in the plywood so you would be just as well off to use the mortar again.
Wen you have to planes that form a 90 degree angle you will have cracks that form from the two moving separate of each other,don't worry about regrouting it just clean whatever you can from the joint and recaulk,use silicone it will last longer
 
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Old 12-03-04, 08:12 PM
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Many thanks for the advice.

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Joe
 
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