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Loose floor tiles (by VA [J]) Jun 21, 2012 6:30 PM
       Loose floor tiles (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 21, 2012 6:40 PM
       Loose floor tiles (by J [VA]) Jun 21, 2012 6:53 PM
       Loose floor tiles (by Reid [KS]) Jun 21, 2012 7:31 PM
       Loose floor tiles (by J [VA]) Jun 21, 2012 7:49 PM
       Loose floor tiles (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 21, 2012 7:55 PM
       Loose floor tiles (by Reid [KS]) Jun 21, 2012 8:00 PM
       Loose floor tiles (by J [VA]) Jun 21, 2012 8:06 PM
       Loose floor tiles (by J [VA]) Jun 21, 2012 8:07 PM
       Loose floor tiles (by in [IN]) Jun 22, 2012 3:48 AM
       Loose floor tiles (by J [VA]) Jun 22, 2012 5:07 AM
       Loose floor tiles (by Robert,Ontario,Canada [ON]) Jun 22, 2012 6:56 AM
       Loose floor tiles (by Pattyk [MO]) Jun 22, 2012 8:19 AM
       Loose floor tiles (by Pattyk [MO]) Jun 22, 2012 8:19 AM
       Loose floor tiles (by Sparta [OR]) Jun 22, 2012 9:35 AM
       Loose floor tiles (by Mike45 [NV]) Jun 24, 2012 12:44 PM


Loose floor tiles (by VA [J]) Posted on: Jun 21, 2012 6:30 PM
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Hey guys!

How to reattach 5-6 floor tiles that got loose (one is cracked)? Each tile is 2.5 inch by 2.5 inch, all got loose in one spot, next to each other, if it matters. Also is there any way to prevent tile detachment in other places and keep coming back to repair it? I am 100% rookie - please explain in plain English :)

Thank you very much! --96.249.xxx.xxx




Loose floor tiles (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 21, 2012 6:40 PM
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First are your tiles ceramic? Vinyl? Clay?

What is the "tile" being attached too? Wood, fiberboard, wonderboard, hardyboard, plywood, concrete or unknown.

Is this a floor situation, counter, bathroom, wet area, heavy traffic. Each one has a different answer........ Please explain on.... --173.55.xx.xxx




Loose floor tiles (by J [VA]) Posted on: Jun 21, 2012 6:53 PM
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Robert, it looks like ceramic tile. I am not sure about the floor under the tile...It shouldn't be a concrete since the house has a crawl space and we installed a hardwood (nail down) flooring in the next room...my best guess is plywood...the patch were the tile got loose looks black (?) --96.249.xxx.xxx




Loose floor tiles (by Reid [KS]) Posted on: Jun 21, 2012 7:31 PM
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you can get premixed tile adhesive look at :

www.lowes.com/Search=tile+adhesive?storeId=10151&N=0&langId=-1&catalogId=10051&rpp=24

Probably the quart size will do you . I have used latex caulk to fix the occasional loose tile on floors and walls . --108.220.xxx.xxx




Loose floor tiles (by J [VA]) Posted on: Jun 21, 2012 7:49 PM
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Thank you, Reid! Will I need any tools to use this tile adhesive?

Would something like "Krazy Glue" work as well? --96.249.xxx.xxx




Loose floor tiles (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 21, 2012 7:55 PM
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Krazy Glue is almost always useless for real estate repairs. An adhesive is desigened to bond to wood, tile backing and ceramic tile. You may need to scrap off some of the old adhesive so that when you apply new, the top of the tile is level witht the rest. You can purhcase a plastic trowel with notiches to apply the adhesive. Also buy some grout to match. --173.55.xx.xxx




Loose floor tiles (by Reid [KS]) Posted on: Jun 21, 2012 8:00 PM
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As Robert says Krazy glue is about worthless for this application (LOL) --108.220.xxx.xxx




Loose floor tiles (by J [VA]) Posted on: Jun 21, 2012 8:06 PM
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Thank you Robert for your help!

I don't remember seeing the grout there(???)...in fact i was surprised when small ceramic like tile squares came loose- i thought it was a vinyl with a "squares design" --96.249.xxx.xxx




Loose floor tiles (by J [VA]) Posted on: Jun 21, 2012 8:07 PM
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Thank you, Reid! I will stay away from Krazy glue :)) --96.249.xxx.xxx




Loose floor tiles (by in [IN]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2012 3:48 AM
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I'd probably use construction adhesive,buy a tube at Lowe's --98.253.xxx.xxx




Loose floor tiles (by J [VA]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2012 5:07 AM
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in [IN], thank you! Any specific product/brand you can recommend? --96.249.xxx.xxx




Loose floor tiles (by Robert,Ontario,Canada [ON]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2012 6:56 AM
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Eventually one is going to replace the floor. With ceramic or porcelain tiles one needs to put down a membrane. In the apartment building using a Schluter Ditra membrane so the tiles will always stay down. Under the tiles there is Osb in one building where the other buildings are concrete. With concrete the tiles can be directly put down. --74.220.xxx.xxx




Loose floor tiles (by Pattyk [MO]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2012 8:19 AM
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you can buy the grout and the adhesive all in one. May not work in your case, but it's been a dream product for me and bathroom wall tiles. If you nailed down wood floor, then one would think the sub floor is wood? If your tile is layed on wood then as the wood contracts and such it moves... I had this problem in a house in the foyer, was forever putting the tile back in one area but none others seemed to be bothered. --70.13.xxx.xxx




Loose floor tiles (by Pattyk [MO]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2012 8:19 AM
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you can buy the grout and the adhesive all in one. May not work in your case, but it's been a dream product for me and bathroom wall tiles. If you nailed down wood floor, then one would think the sub floor is wood? If your tile is layed on wood then as the wood contracts and such it moves... I had this problem in a house in the foyer, was forever putting the tile back in one area but none others seemed to be bothered. --70.13.xxx.xxx




Loose floor tiles (by Sparta [OR]) Posted on: Jun 22, 2012 9:35 AM
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Before you figure out what to reattach tiles with I think you should figure out why they came loose. Tiles won't come loose for no reason. There is always a reason. If there is wood under there and hopefully there isn't particle board ( that could be a reason in itself) and you are seeing black- that would be a huge red flag to me. Black means mold and mold means water and LL hate water unless it is running peacefully in the gutters or quietly out of the faucet and down the drain. Is the floor buckled? Is there a pipe under? Is there a drip on the area where the tiles came loose?

It is odd that you don't know if there is grout. You may want to ask someone that knows a little about construction what they think. --69.59.xxx.xxx




Loose floor tiles (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2012 12:44 PM
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Sparta is right, you need to figure out the cause. Black might mean MILDEW (never use the word "mold" because of stupid panic over so-called "toxic mold") and water leak. If you simply put the tiles back without fixing the underlying problem, it is just a band-aid approach.

--71.49.xxx.xxx





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