Ezi–TileFix Makes Hollow & Loose Tile Repairs Ezi
Ezi–TileFix adhesive makes it Ezi for home owners & tradesmen to fix hollow floor & wall tiles internally or externally without the need to remove or replace the tiles and without damaging any surrounding tiles.
Tile Repair Tools
In order to repair hollow or loose floor & wall tiles using the Ezi–TileFix repair kit you will need to make sure that you have the right tools to hand, either a cordless drill or a normal drill and a brush to clean up the grout dust after drilling the holes to inject the adhesive through into the hollow space below the affected tile or tiles.
How To Use The Ezi–TileFix Repair Kit
Using Ezi–TileFix adhesive to repair hollow or loose floor & wall tiles is Ezi, first gather the tools that you will need and then carefully read and follow the simple step by step instructions below.
Before you start clean the affected tile or tiles and the grout around the tile or tiles and remove any dirt, dust and debris to prepare the work area and the tiles and grout to be repaired.
Then very carefully drill a hole in the grout in the middle/centre of one of the tile joints running along the edge of the affected tile or tiles using the 2mm drill bit supplied with your Ezi–TileFix repair kit, ensuring that you only drill the hole to the depth or the bottom of the affected tile.
Be careful to avoid damaging the edge of the affected tile and the edge/s of the surrounding tiles, depending upon the size of the hollow space below the tile you may need to drill a hole in each joint around the affected tile or tile to effect a repair.
Next use a brush to carefully collect all of the grout dust and put it on one side preferably somewhere safe, or if you already have some grout to match colour of the existing grout bewtween the tiles, you can just use your vacuum cleaner to suck up and clear away all of the grout dust from around the top of the hole/s you have just drilled in the grout joint along the edge of the affected tile/s.
Now that you have drilled a hole/s in the grout joint and cleaned up the grout dust, get the bottle of Ezi–TileFix adhesive and the applicator bottle, then remove the lids from both of the bottles, next half fill the applicator bottle with adhesive being careful not to spill any, then place the lids back on both bottles.
Once you have half filled the adhesive applicator bottle with Ezi–TileFix adhesive, keep the applicator bottle upright and then gently squeeze the applicator bottle so that the Ezi–TileFix adhesive flows along the clear plastic tubing to the nozzle at the end of the tubing.
Then place the applicator tube nozzle into one of the holes you have drilled in the grout joint along the edge of the affected tile and then gently squeeze the applicator allowing the Ezi–TileFix adhesive to flow into the hollow space below the affected tile/s filling the space to rebond the affected tile/s to the old adhesive and substrate.
Remove the nozzle from the hole at regular intervals in order to check that the Ezi–TileFix adhesive is flowing freely under the affected tile/s and replace the nozzle into the hole and gently squeeze the applicator bottle to continue pumping the adhesive under the affected tile/s until the hollow space below the affected tile/s is filled completely with adhesive.
Depending upon the severity of the problem you may have to repeat this step a few times in order to ensure the adhesive has flowed under the tile and completely filled the space below the tile. If the adhesive will not flow under the affected tile try one of the other holes around the affected tile, if the problem persists then repeat step 1 and carefully drill a new set of holes in the grout.
Then clean any excess adhesive around the holes in the grout around the affected tile with a damp sponge and pour any remaining adhesive back into the Ezi–TileFix bottle and then store in a cool dry place (avoid freezing) out of the reach of children.
After use flush out the adhesive applicator bottle, tube and nozzle with clean water and then store them all somewhere safe ready for reuse.
After 24 hours check that there are no hollow spots under the affected tile or tiles, if any hollow spots are found repeat Step 2 above.
If no hollows spots are found mix small amount of grout to match the existing grout in the joints around the repaired tile or tiles and then use the grout to repair the top hole or holes that you had drilled in the grout joint, or mix a small amount of Ezi–TileFix adhesive with the grout dust that you saved in Step 1 and then use it to form a smooth paste to repair the holes in the grout around the repaired tile.
0.5 ltr of Ezi–TileFix adhesive should fix approx 2–3 m2 of hollow tiles. Depending on the severity of the problem more or less Ezi–TileFix adhesive may be required?
"Please note that this information is provided in good faith based on experience and usage, however all recommendations are made without warranty or guarantee, since the conditions of use are beyond our control. Customers are advised that product, techniques and codes of practice are under constant review and changes may occur without notice."