How To Replace Alterna Tile
DIY Level: Experienced
If you have a damaged Alterna tile, you don't need to replace the entire floor, just the individual tile. Follow the simple directions below to restore your floor to its full beauty.
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Tools You'll Need
As with any project that involves installation tools, put safety first. Make sure to wear safety glasses and know how to properly use the required tools
Score The Damaged Tile
Use your square and utility knife to score an "X" through your damaged tile. Make sure to cut completely through the tile
Use Your Heat Gun To Remove Tile
Apply your heat gun to the center of the floor tile. As the tile begins to break, use a scraper or putty knife to remove the
pieces. Work from the center outward until you’ve removed the entire tile.
Next, use your putty knife to remove the old grout surrounding the tile.
Clean the whole area thoroughly.
Apply New Adhesive
Apply Armstrong S-288 Flooring Adhesive with a disposable paint brush in the repair area and allow it to dry to a tacky feel. (You can touch it with your finger and no adhesive comes off.)
Install New Tile
Apply spacers on three sides of the repair area and insert the new tile. Remove the spacers and then hand roll the tile into
Follow normal grouting procedures and clean the new tile with a cellulose sponge.
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