7 Infused Water Recipes That Will Make Your H20 Much Tastier and Even Healthier
- 1). Use a grout saw or utility knife to loosen the grout around the cracked or damaged tiles.
- 2). Drill small, shallow holes into the tile with an electric drill and a ¼-inch masonry drill bit. The holes should be spaced approximately 1 inch apart and set in a diagonal across the tile.
- 3). With a chisel and hammer, remove the damaged tile. Do not apply any pressure to the surrounding tiles as this could cause them to become loose or damaged. Remove the mortar from the space until it feels fairly smooth and level.
- 4). Vacuum the space so it is free from bits of tile, grout and mortar.
- 5). Mix a small amount of thinset mortar and apply to the space with a notched trowel. Place the new tile into the space and gently press it into the thinset. The tile should be centered in the space, allowing for grout on all sides. Allow the thinset to dry overnight.
- 6). Follow the manufacturer's directions to mix the grout. Apply the grout with a rubber float, squeezing the grout into the crevices of the tiles.
- 7). Remove the excess grout with a sponge and water, being careful not to remove too much grout from the tile joints. Allow the grout to dry for 24 hours before use.