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replace shower tiles

I had to break a few tiles to replace the faucet control hardware in my tub/shower.  What materials and tools do I need to replace a few tiles.  I see some wire mesh and gray cement-like material and white (looks like plaster?)  I already have a caulking gun and sealant, so I only need the stuff and advice for replacing a few tiles.  Thanks. 

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Posted 2012-11-06T03:06:48+0000  by cyd cyd

Hi Cyd,


The job is a relatively easy one. You can purchase ready mixed ceramic tile adhesive at your local Home Depot.


Make sure the surface is even and solid, with no loose material in the area.


Apply the adhesive per the instructions on the container and set your tiles. Once the adhesive is dry you can grout the area around the tiles. Small containers of grout are also available.


On small repairs I have used silicone caulk in place of grout, especially in a wet environment such as a shower. If your grout line is white the silicone matches quite well. The new GE Silicone sets in one hour.


I had the soap dish fall off the wall in my shower. I used silicone caulk to reset it and it worked quite well.


Let us know how the job turns out.


Mike, The Home Depot Answer Man










Posted 2012-11-09T00:17:43+0000  by Mike_HD_OC
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