09:41PM | 10/26/03
Member Since: 09/18/03
33 lifetime posts
At the end of summer I bought a small bistro table with two chairs at a "final sale" i.e. no returns. The top of the table appears to be some type of mosaic tiles. Unfortunately, I didn't notice until I got home that there's a crack down the middle of the table top. Now rain has gotten underneath the tiles along the crack, and the tiles are coming loose. Is there any way I can save the table?


05:44PM | 10/28/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
You may be able to glue down the tiles again with construction adhesive you can get small tubes that you apply with a caulking gun. Then regrout, you can get premix unsanded grout as small as a pint containor.

Then if you are going to leve the piece out side I'd ask a few painters what they think would be the best to seal the top with...

...perhaps an acrylic based grout may be enough, (if you remove all of the existing & regrout) but that may be a large job without the proper tools.

Then if the wood below the tile is beyond repair you may need to toos that puppy or trnsfer all of the tile to a new substrate. That will have to be your call? Does the wood feel punky under the tiles?

Alter Eagle Construction & Design


05:45PM | 10/28/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
..above is classic case of typing too fast ...
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