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Cheshunt Tile Centre is just a short drive away. We stock a massive range of tiling products and always ensure that our prices are highly competitive. A common reason our tile shops receive visits from Cuffley customers is when tiles crack or break and replacements are required. As discontinued tile suppliers, we’re one of the few tile shops in the Cuffley area that is able to source tiles that are no longer in production. This ensures you can maintain the unified look of your tiling.
On this page, we’ve provided a quick guide on how to replace a broken tile for the benefit of clients who haven’t carried out this relatively simple procedure before. If you require replacement tiles, adhesive, grouting or tools to get the job done – visit our tile shops near Cuffley. We’ll make sure you have everything you need!
SURVEY THE DAMAGE
If it’s a very small crack that’s emerged in a tile of yours, you may want to hold off replacing it. There’s a good chance it can be filled in with a paint that matches the tile, which will also prevent moisture from getting in through the breach. But with a more significant crack, this won’t be possible.
SHATTER OR CUT THE TILE
To remove the damaged tile in question, you’ll want to cover it with a cloth and smash it with a hammer. Be careful not to strike or damage an adjacent, healthy tile. In the case of very small tiles, it may be a better idea to cut the tile diagonally.
CLEAR THE AREA
Next up, you’ll want to carefully remove all the parts it’s broken into. You may wish to wear gloves to reduce the chance you’ll cut yourself. A chisel may also come in handy, in case some of the tile won’t come free easily. Then clear away dust from the empty space.
APPLY ADHESIVE & TILE
Now you’ll want to apply your adhesive. If you lack adhesive, visit our tile shops near Cuffley. We’re authorised BAL adhesive retailers and as such have products that will secure a tile in place for decades upon decades to come. Be sure to use a notched trowel to spread the adhesive, as it will prevent air bubbles forming under the tile due to uneven lines.
Then put your new tile in place. Follow the instructions on the adhesive packaging, as some will need to dry for longer than others. Keep a close eye on the time, and when the adhesive has dried, move on to the next step.
Apply grout to the edges of your new tile. Ensure that the tile’s gaps are entirely filled in. Then wipe clear any excess. Once it has dried, you’ll want to take a wet cloth and wipe clear any extra grout that’s on the tile. Remember, if you lack any of the essential items needed to carry out the above repair work, visit our tile shops near Cuffley, which serve as the area’s leading discontinued tile suppliers. We’ll find an exact matching tile or something that looks as close to identical as possible!