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How to repair a loose shower tile

Found a guy on Craig's List to update my shower, big mistake. This is how I fixed my shower time that had come loose. He used silicone to hold the tiles in. If you hire someone, get references

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6 months after we hired someone from Craig's List to do the tile in our shower, one of the bottom tiles started coming loose

6 months after we hired someone from Craig's List to do the tile in our shower, one of the bottom tiles started coming loose

After pulling the tile out, I found out that he has just used silicone to keep the tiles in.

After pulling the tile out, I found out that he has just used silicone to keep the tiles in.

I chipped out all of the grout with a screw driver

I chipped out all of the grout with a screw driver

And scraped off all of the silicone from the tile

And scraped off all of the silicone from the tile

And then scraped off all of the silicone from the wall

And then scraped off all of the silicone from the wall

This is the thinset I had leftover from a different project.

This is the thinset I had leftover from a different project.

Follow the directions and mix up how much you need

Follow the directions and mix up how much you need

I'm applying a more than liberal amount as the tile was further out as its had all that silicone back there

I'm applying a more than liberal amount as the tile was further out as its had all that silicone back there

Replace the tile, use spacers if needed

Replace the tile, use spacers if needed

Once the thinset drys, time to grout

Once the thinset drys, time to grout

Mix according to the dorections

Mix according to the dorections

Cover the seams, according to the directions

Cover the seams, according to the directions

Clean up and you're good to go.  If you do contact someone to do work in your house, get references and remember, if they're the cheapest, it's most likely, for a reason.

Clean up and you're good to go. If you do contact someone to do work in your house, get references and remember, if they're the cheapest, it's most likely, for a reason.

  • Thinset
  • Grout