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Introduzione

Cracked tile can be unsightly and can lead to larger foundation issues in the long run, but replacing a broken tile can be a simple and straightforward fix. After finding matching tile and grout, the replacement will be all but unnoticeable.

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  1. How to Replace Cracked Tile, Cracked Tile: passo 1, immagine 1 di 1
    • Use a painter's tool or putty knife to remove the grout from around the cracked tile.

    • Using an edge or corner of your painter's tool or putty knife, scrape the grout along the perimeter of the broken tile.

    • Be careful not to crack or scratch surrounding tiles.

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    • Use the painter's tool or putty knife to pry up the broken tile.

    • If the tile does not lift, place an old rag over the tile and use the hammer to break the tile into smaller pieces.

    • Avoid using surrounding tile as leverage and be precise and careful while using the hammer.

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    • Remove the broken pieces of tile, using gloved hands for large pieces or a broom for smaller shards.

    • Using the painter's tool or putty knife, scrape the grout from the edges of tile and any adhesive from under the tile.

    • Be careful of sharp shards of tile.

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    • Apply new adhesive using the trowel, making sure the adhesive is spread evenly.

    • Drag the toothed end of the trowel across the adhesive to create even rows.

    • Quickly remove any adhesive from the surrounding tiles using a wet sponge or old rag, working quickly as the adhesive will begin to dry.

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    • Place the new tile down in the center of the empty space.

    • If available, use tile spacers to ensure proper placement.

    • Allow the adhesive to dry based on the instructions provided on the product.

    • During this time, prevent foot traffic on the new tile.

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    • After the adhesive has dried, add water to a small amount of grout until it's the consistency of toothpaste.

    • Fill in the area around the new tile, making sure the new grout matches the height of the surrounding grout.

    • Use a moist sponge to wipe diagonally across the tile, cleaning off excess grout after each wipe.

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    • If any bubbles or gaps form in the grout while removing excess, add more grout and repeat the cleaning process.

    • Wait and allow grout to dry for several hours.

    • Keep foot traffic away from the new tile until the grout has had time to dry.

Conclusione

Allow the grout to dry and then resume normal use.

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