If a ceramic tile, typically in a kitchen or bathroom, is damaged it doesn’t mean you have to re-tile the whole room. Instead any reasonably competent DIY/home enthusiast can set about repairing damaged ceramic tiles by following the simple set of instructions below.
Exactly how you set about repairing damaged ceramic tiles will mainly be dependent on whether or not you have any spare tiles that are exactly the same as the damaged one(s). Sin embargo, before getting started on this fairly straightforward task it is advisable to wear goggles and gloves when repairing damaged ceramic tiles.
Repairing Tiles if you Have Spares
If you want to have painted tiles for backsplashes, you will be able to create a picture perfect design on the wall. Some of the designs are just beautiful and will add to the beauty of the area in the kitchen. Step 1
Porcelain tiles are the choice for many home renovators because of their durability. A correctly installed porcelain tile bathroom will last longer because porcelain is harder and denser than most ceramic products, so it resists damage from harsh cleaning agents, scratches, stains, and fading. It also comes in an infinite variety of colors and textures and is very low maintenance.
Efflorescence on grout is a white powdery feathery deposit, caused by salts dissolving in moisture retained by the grout and finding their way to the surface. The deposit can appear as splotches or a white crust all over the grout surface. The minerals that form the salts can be present in the grout itself or the water that was used to mix it; the salts are invariably sulfates or carbonates. Although unsightly efflorescence can initially be easily removed by brushing it off with a fairly stiff brush.
Returning Grout Efflorescence
Fireplaces are a beautiful addition to any room in a house. To add to the beauty of the fireplace, some homeowners add a fireplace tile surround to accent the fireplace. You can pick tiles that match the color of the fireplace and walls, or use hand painted tiles with for a decorative accent that will match the rest of the room's decor.
Adding a tile background to the fireplace wall is easy and does not take a long time to do. The only thing to remember is that you do not want to use the file place for about two days after adding the tile, as the grout and the mortar will need time to set at room temperature.
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Grout is the cement mixture you see in the joints between ceramic or stone tiles. It is made from Portland cement and when it is dry, it is literally as hard as a rock. In some cases, however, this grout needs to be removed. Por ejemplo, sometimes it cracks or mildews and looks unsightly and you would like to replace it.