How often should tile floors need to be replaced?
If properly installed tile flooring can last a lifetime. Many of the current materials available today are a porcelain bodied tile that is very high on the hardness scale. The only reason to replace would be if the look of the tile is no longer in style but this is only on an aesthetic basis.
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Tape around the old tile with gaffer tape to protect from any tool slipping. Use a mini grinder, cost Â£15 b&q, or hire for Â£8 a day hss hire. Carefully cut out the old g…rout, this takes a few minutes. Is very dusty, ensure room is well vented. Break out the cracked tile and remaining grout. Remove the old thin set with a power hammer, again hire HSS Â£16 a day. This takes less than ten minutes per tile. Clean area thoroughly with vacuum cleaner. Use a pva sealer to reduce dusty concrete. You then have a sealed level surface to work on. Install the new tile using the appropriate thin set adhesive, buy ready mixed, is dearer but less time consuming, and make sure it is level with the surrounding tiles. Weigh down with a bottle of coke, a large book etc and post a large note to ensure no one steps on the tile. Use folded cardboard in the grout joints to hold tile in place on a temporary basis. When the adhesive is still damp any foot contact will break the seal then the new tile could become loose. After 24 hours grout the new tile.
Answer . YES natural stone is porous and will stain unless it is properly sealed. Aside from staining, not sealing any natural stone tile can lead to mold and mildew g…rowth, and the porous surface will attract moisture. There are cleaners to help with stains and moisture problems, but they do require work and patience.. Also, make sure you clean your tiles thoroughly before sealing!!! If not, you are sealing in dirt, fingerprints, smudges, possibly moisture, etc... Let the tiles dry out for a day or so: otherwise you are sealing in moisture. I usually recommend waiting 1 week after the tile has been installed and grouted before scrubing and sealing.
tile should slope sightly down toward the drain and drain should be recessed slightly below the top of the tile
About 15-20 years, then they begin falling off. They can be re-attached initially, but will continue falling off over the years.
Yes.. If it is a ceramic or porcelain tile you only need to seal the grout.. If you have a natural stone or quarry you need to seal the tile and the grout.. Generally when …you install natural stone, you seal the tile before you grout. Otherwise the colorant in the grout will seep into the tile.. If the floor is existing you would seal it all at once. Don't forget to use a stripper to remove any old sealer. Make sure the stripper is acceptable for the type of flooring you are sealing. Stone can be very delicate and damage easily. Vinegar can etch marble, granite, and travertine.. One last note, you get what you pay for with sealer. Invest in a good sealer and you will get much better, much longer results.
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When they are warped or worn beyond legal limits.
You want to remove your vinyl shower stall replace with tile remove tile around the tub replace with new tile and retile the floor replace light fixture and paint what should the labor be?
twice the material
Depends on cleaning methods used after sealing. Strong cleaners may strip sealer or weaken them. You can test to see if the sealer is working by opening a bottle of water, fil…l the cap with some of the water and pour it on some of the areas you are concerned about. See if the water stays on top of the surface for 10 minutes. If so, it is good for a while. If it start seeping into the stone floor, then it time to clean and protect again. Sealer vary as far as how long they last also. Their are some that claims to seal for up 20 years.
The desired layout pattern and the spacing distance between tiles.
With a deep floor flange Or a wax seal with a horn and extra long Brass floor flange bolts
There might be a radiator pipe running through the slab at that point.
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Norman is replacing his kitchen floor with tiles that are 1 feet square His kitchen is 15 feet long and 12 feet wide How many tiles does he need?
To figure that out you simply multiply: 15ft x 12ft = 180ft 2 And divide: 180ft 2 / 1ft 2 = 180 Norman needs 180 tiles .
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that question depends on how big your tiles are and how big your floor is
you * it by the length of your floor
you will bust it up & remove & drop a new one in it's place.. That is the short answer. The grout will have to removed as well & breaking tile & flying grout can be dangerous …on your eyes & ears, fingers & toes, so make sure you wear safety glasses, hearing protection & gloves & shoes are nice in the workplace too. Please understand that you will need to remove enough of the old thinset/ to put more in to hold the new tile & the grout will never match..NEVER! so while you will get rid of a crack the new tile will not match the old & the new grout will not either... good luck..
The amount of tiles needed to cover a floor will depend on the sizeof the floor.