Expert Answers in Repairs
Why is my Wood Looking Porcelain Tile Peeling?
ANSWER - I assume that the wood finish ceramic tile is a porcelain tile. I have seen a couple of cases where it appeared that the thin top layer of the wood looking tile was…Read More
How do I find a new Tile Installer to Fix or Complete my Tile Installation
ANSWER - It is very difficult to find a qualified tile installer to fix problems caused by another installer or to get them to complete an incomplete tile installation. The qualified installer doesn't want to…Read More
What do I do about the Missing Stair Nosing and Short Stair Tread?
ANSWER - There really isn't anything you can do about correcting the short stair treads as there is no stair nosing extending out over the edge of the stair riser. You really just need to…Read More
Why is my Unsanded Grout Cracking and how do I fix it?
ANSWER - There are many reasons why a grout will crack and come loose. Unsanded grout is recommended for grout joints 1/8" wide down to 1/16" wide. Sanded grout is recommended for grout joints that…Read More
How do I keep the Hairline Cracks in my Ceramic Tiles from Getting Worse?
ANSWER - Normally when there are hairline cracks going continuously through a number of tiles including the grout joint, it suggests that there might be a crack i the substrate below it that is telegraphing…Read More
What would cause Porcelain Tile Bullnose edges to Peel?
ANSWER - Porcelain tiles are not likely to peel considering they are very dense tiles. Although you say the tile is Carrara Marble look and the edges are white. Manufacturers use the ink jet technology…Read More
Why do my Plank Floor Tiles have a Haze or have Lost its Color?
ANSWER - Tiles should not lose their color from cleaning. There are a lot of variables to consider. First what kind of tile is it and how was it manufactured. I will assume it is…Read More
How do I find a matching Marble Tile stone for a Repair?
ANSWER - Like snow flakes there are no two marbles that match exactly. That is true for any natural stone since it is nature made. Natural stone inherently varies to some degree depending on the…Read More
How do I repair the Horizontal Grout Joint between the Bathtub and the Tile wall?
ANSWER - The transition joint between the top of the bathtub flange and the wall tile is not supposed to be filled with a cementitious grout. It should be filled with a resilient ASTM C920…Read More