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Topic # 242159 13-Oct-2018 21:37
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I have some 330mm square ceramic floor tiles that need fixing down again after 3 or 4 years since I bought my house.


The tiles appear to have been bonded with some sort of sandy cement to a floor overlay.


The wooden floor and overlay must flex a little, breaking up the grout and the tiles become loose.


In an emergency repair a couple of years ago I fixed down one or two tiles with Sellies No Nails and re-grouted.


What is a good option for bonding down ceramic tiles to a floor?




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  Reply # 2107491 14-Oct-2018 00:10
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proper tile glue/cement from the hardware store

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  Reply # 2107516 14-Oct-2018 08:44
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I would stick with the cement based (thinset) adhesives. The better grades are more flexible and don't crack. They dry almost like hard rubber.

I am in the middle of a complete retile and the old tiles had obviously been stuck down with several different glues. Any patches done with no nails type consruction adhesive were a barstool to remove.

If you can get under the floor easily it is worth considering stiffening the floor at least in high traffic areas and places you frequently stand.

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