No one can argue with the fact that all kinds of tile is beautiful and easy to maintain. Occasionally, tile can become damaged due to impact - tile contractors and other tile service professionals can help you get your tile looking like new again.
A Great Way To Make Repairs Easier
When tile is chipped, cracked or damaged and individual tiles need to be replaced, it can be difficult to find tile that matches existing tiles exactly. One way you can help to make sure that the repair job is flawless is to buy some extra tile when you make your original purchase. Even though you may be able to find similar tile, the odds are good that it will not be an exact match. If you have purchased specialty tile like decorative trim pieces, be sure to get some extra.
Common Tile Repairs
Tile is normally damaged due to impact. Sometimes sections of tile give way or crack after an earthquake or if a foundation settles. If damage to the underlying wall occurs, entire sections of wall and tile may need to be replaced.
- Small Repairs – Sometimes a single tile can be cracked, chipped, or have other damage. Do not be tempted to attempt to remove and repair it yourself. If you damage the wall underneath, you will have a larger problem on your hands. A tile service professional has the right tools for the job and will be able to take care of the problem more quickly and easily than you will be able to.
- Maintenance – It is important to keep an eye on grout and caulking that keeps tiles in place. Over time, it often needs to be repaired and replaced. Finding a tile contractor who can take care of the work quickly and using the appropriate products can make this maintenance go smoothly. Maintaining your tile can help keep the underlying wall in good condition, and can keep your tile looking fresh and new.
- Major Repairs – If major damage has occurred to your tiles, there is a good chance that the underlying structure of the wall has also been damaged. This is especially true in cases where water may be able to leak through loose caulking or cracked grout. Be sure to have damaged areas inspected right away – if you get to them early enough you may be able to avoid costly, large repairs.