Ceramic Tile

Repairing Damaged Ceramic Tiles

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). However, 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

Installing Painted Tile for Backsplashes

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

Fireplace Tile Surround

Fireplace Tile and GroutFireplaces 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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Ceramic Tile Soundproof Underlayment

Ceramic tile floors are stylish, durable, and very popular. If you are using one in an upper floor, however, you may be concerned about the noise level in the rooms underneath. Apartment building and office high-rises use soundproof underlayment to cut down on noise, and as a homeowner, you can do the same.

If you are buying a condo, you are probably already concerned about the noises you will hear from neighboring condominiums. With soundproofing material applied under your ceramic tile floors, you will be able to cut down on both noise coming through the air and that coming through the structure of the building.

Underlayment Can be Used on Different Types of Subflooring

Removing Ceramic Tile Flooring

For many homeowners, removing ceramic tile flooring is a nightmare that they would just as soon avoid. Because of this mindset, there are generally only two options for the homeowner with damaged or old ceramic tile flooring that needs to be replaced.

One option is to hire expensive professionals to come in and remove the ceramic tile flooring and the other option is to procrastinate about removing the flooring until the damage becomes unbearable or the individuals leave the home.