How do I replace my bathroom tile?

A new leak in the roof caused two of the tiles in the ceiling of my shower to fall. After the leak is fixed, can I use some type of super glue to re-place tiles or must I have a tile/grout person come for two tiles?

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  • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Nov 16, 2018

    Why don't you just buy some tile adhesive and put them back up yourself?

  • Stephen Justin Stephen Justin on Nov 16, 2018

    Hi Judith, Given two tiles have completely failed, you should be concerned about the viability of more of the surrounding tiles. Refastening the two tiles with construction adhesive and regrouting may work. Before you do that, you may want to lightly pry on the surrounding tiles to prove their worthiness. Is the underlayment green rock, or cement board? Is the area of the leak at a seam, or in the mid area of the underlayment? Many things to consider to get a reliable fix on this one.

  • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Nov 17, 2018

    Indeed Stephen is right, This takes a bit more than applying Glue or Joint Compound.

    However, you need not really pry about.

    Instead just tap or knock on the tiles, just like you were knocking a door, because simply: Steam is less agressive than an everyday knock.

    If it comes off with a Knock, it will come off with Steam or Water Damage.