According to the World Health Organization, each year 37.3 million falls require victims to seek medical attention. Preventative strategies and safety measures are a must to prevent further problems related to trips and falls.

Does your home or business have loose or broken tiles? It could be for any number of reasons, like poor installation. The ideal solution is to get them back to normal.

If you are worried about the potential hazard of loose tiles, our expert care will allow you to remove that Watch Your Step sign. Please keep reading to learn more about our tile re-bonding and tile repair in Boise, Idaho!

Why Is the Grout Cracked?

Grout cracks or chips for several reasons. One of the main reasons is movement in the substrate. Improper installation is also a problem along with excess moisture and lack of expansion joints in larger areas.

You can’t just put a bandaid on the problem. Only when the existing grout is in good condition should you put new grout over it. Removing the grout and regrouting will work temporarily, but it will end up cracking again. The best method is to target the cause of the problem.

What Happens If You Don’t Repair Loose or Hollow Tiles?

Loose or hollow floor tiles can cause hazards and various other issues. Leaving them that way is a definite safety issue. Trips and falls due to loose tiles can lead to serious injury.

If water seeps through cracked or broken tiles or grout lines, it may penetrate the subfloor. You can end up with mold, rotting wood, or other water damage issues. This will be very costly, especially if you have to replace the subfloor.

To prevent further cracking, shifting, or stress on the subfloor, it’s important to attend to damaged tiles. Take care of the initial problem to avoid expensive repairs later.

Aside from potential structural damage or safety issues, loose, broken, or hollow tiles can be unsightly and give the room a bad appearance.

Re-Bonding Loose or Hollow Tiles

When facing problems with your tile, it’s best to re-bond them. This is the process of re-securing loose and hollow tiles to the subfloor.

The Groutsmith has its own tile adhesive that is proven to fix the issue. The technicians inject the adhesive through holes in the grout to fill gaps and voids between the tile and subfloor. This creates a bond between the loose tiles and the subfloor.

Once the adhesive dries, the technicians repair the grout and match it for color.  The process is seamless.

Take Down That Watch Your Step Sign

When dealing with loose tiles, it’s best to opt for floor repair rather than a Watch Your Step sign. Avoid potential hazards and injuries and get the floor repaired the right way.

We at The Groutsmith provide the highest quality home services like tile and grout cleaning, restoration, and repair to homeowners and business owners. We are a locally owned and operated family business. We service the Treasure Valley area.

Call us today at 208-297-2306 or contact us through our website to discuss how our expertise, efficiency, and products can keep your tile and grout looking their best.