Should I repair my tile or replace it?

When determining whether to repair your tile or replace it, consult with a tile repair and replacement professional.

Should I repair my tile?
Are you considering a tile replacement or repair project?

If you have tile that is in disrepair, you are probably asking whether it’s time to replace the entire area.  Enlisting the assistance of a professional tile repair and replacement company will ensure that you arrive at the right decision for your specific project.

What variables will be assessed in making your tile repair vs. tile replacement decision?

Many home and business owners prefer repair versus replacement, because repairing tile is less expensive.  Contrary to what you might believe, the final decision should not be based solely on the desired budget.  The Grout Medic‘s technicians are well-versed in assessing damaged tile in order to recommend the service that best applies to your situation.  Here are some considerations.

How much tile damage do you have?

The true extent of damage is not always obvious.  Do you have one broken tile or more?  Are your tiles only beginning to loosen or have they come out?  Is your grout damaged throughout the area?  Is the damage on your floor or in your shower?  Is there water damage behind the tile damage in your shower or bath area?  Your Grout Medic technician can inspect the area around the tile damage to determine the overall health of your tiled surface.  If you do not have extra tiles on-hand, we will meticulously piece the broken tiles back together and reinstall them.  We can repair all areas of damaged grout, or perform a total regrouting project in conjunction with your tile repair if necessary.  If you have water damage behind your tile, many of our locations offer tile water damage repair.  Depending on the amount of water damage, this could mean repairing a small area and reinstalling your tile, or replacing the entire area anew.  If all your tile must be replaced, you can choose all new tile for a fresh update.  If no water damage is detected, The Grout Medic can simply repair the surface damage, including grout and caulk.

Should you repair your tile or replace it?
If no water damage is present, your shower tile can be repaired.

Can you save money repairing your own tile?

The most common misconception behind DIY home repairs is that doing it yourself will save money.  There are a few reasons that going-it alone can become costlier than hiring a professional to perform the work.  You must first consider the time involved in completing a DIY tile repair or replacement project.  Life is busy, and time is a precious commodity.  Can you afford the time it will take to do the work?  Will you have to spend vacation days from work replacing your tile or repairing it?  The second consideration is the cost of tools.  If you do not have the proper tools, you will have to rent or purchase them.  Thirdly, will your repair be long-lasting and prevent future damage?  Doing a tile project on your own is not as easy as you might think.  If you hire a professional to repair or replace your tile, you can be assured that the installation will not fall into disrepair.  A poor tile or grout installation can result in future tile breakage, water seepage in showers, and eventually much more money to hire a professional to re-do the project.

Should I replace or repair my tile?
Hire The Grout Medic for the best tile replacement or repair results.

Also read: Is cracked grout a problem?

If you’re unsure whether you can repair your tile or it needs to be replaced entirely, all you need to do is call The Grout Medic for a 100% free consultation. This will provide you with peace of mind in knowing exactly what your options are and how to best go about bringing your tiled surface back to life. Get in touch with us by filling out our form here. We look forward to hearing from you!