COMMUNITY FORUM

harmany

01:28PM | 06/15/03
Member Since: 06/14/03
3 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
Hello- I recently bought a 1924 Spanish home that has had some deferred maintenance over the last decade or so. One bathroom has a 1930-1940's tiled shower stall. On the floor of this stall, there are 4 hairline cracks through the tiles. One crack extends from the center of each wall and ends at the drain in the center of the floor. They are only very thin hairline cracks- no tile has chipped out and the tiles are not damaged in any other way. The grout seems to be intact throughout the stall. Do I have to worry about water leaking through these cracks to the subfloor? Is there some way to seal these cracks without destroying the original tile? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Graham Flooring

06:12PM | 06/17/03
I would seal the Tile with a silicone or apoxy glaze found at any hobby shop.

harmany

07:50PM | 06/18/03
Member Since: 06/14/03
3 lifetime posts
Will that make the tiles slippery? Should I cover all of the floor tiles, or just the ones that are cracked? Thanks for your help-

Graham Flooring

03:02AM | 06/19/03
Just use a small tube and apply it with a very small brush, or even your finger. That should do the trick.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Having settled on a shape for the faucet, you must next decide on a finish. While polished chrome and brass are perennial ... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2