Tiles have undoubtedly risen in popularity these days, being used for flooring, wall decors, and other accents for the home. They have many advantages: they are low maintenance, durable, and look great. With that said, tiles have their problems. Here are the most commonly encountered issues and how Tile Solution can help you solve these tile issues.
The bathroom creates an ideal environment for mould and bacteria to grow. High moisture and humidity, coupled with poor ventilation become an ideal environment for bacteria and mould to grow.
One reason behind mould growth in the showers is the presence of cracks on the tiles or leaks in the recess. These holes and cracks can lead to buildups of water and soap residue. Once the mould ingress has settled in, using mould-killing chemicals does not bring much result. Not only that, these chemicals can damage the grout and make matters worse. If you see any growth of mould in your tiles or grout, it might be time to have some bathroom restoration work done.
Stained and dirty grout
There are many reasons behind spots, stains and dirt occurring on tiles. Oftentimes, milk and cloudy stains come from using the wrong cleaning solutions. Buildups of products and dirt could be removed through tile and grout cleaning work.
Sometimes, there are more serious problems that could cause stained tiles such as water leaks. White stains can develop overtime on the tile surface when water gets beneath the tiles. In this case, a proper tile sealing job should be able to solve this problem.
The grout being a much more porous material than your tile, becomes more absorbent of any liquid and susceptible to stains. Like tiles, cleaning solutions can be the culprit. To avoid grout stains, seal your grout to protect it from moisture seepage.
Leaking showers can cause tile damages. This might be due to building movement, failed waterproofing, damaged grout, cracks, sealing failure, loose tiles, and leaking pipes, among others.
If you are unsure what the underlying issues might be , visit our bathroom restoration services for guidance.
Hollow sounding tiles that look like they are coming off the surface will inevitably break. This loosening mostly occurs due to installation issues such as poor adhesive between the tiles and the wall or floor. In minor cases, caulking could alleviate some of these problems.
Over time, the different thermal expansion characteristics of concrete and ceramics cause tiles to separate from its mounting slab. When tiles are installed, there must be careful consideration of setting materials and provisions for movement, expansion, and contraction. When problems occur after the installation, the only way to rectify the issues is to re-tile.
Contact Tile Solution Australia for guidance on how to restore your tiles
If you are unsure of how to best take care of your tiles, here at Tile Solution Australia, we are here to guide you through it. Our services include tile restoration and cleaning, tile grinding and polishing, regrouting, caulking, pool and bathroom restorations, and high pressure cleaning. Contact us now with your enquiries!