Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 42
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 911txn Great solution to loose tiles
Takes a fair amount of practice to get it right, but much easier than pulling tiles up and putting them back down.
March 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Justin Easy fix for Hollow tiles
I bought the product to fill the all the hollow tiles throughout my recently purchased home. For the amount of hollow tiles I have...so many I can't even count...I figured this was the cheapest option to fix them. I already noticed several that were broken or cracked and wanted to prevent further damage. The instructions were pretty simple but as most products nothing is as easy as it seems. You will drill many more holes than you think. for me one in three holes allowed me to pump the stuff in. The glue is very similar to elmers glue...actually even smells like it. It is a messy process moving from one hole to the next so have paper towels and a large sponge handy. wipe up as much as you can with the paper towel then get the rest with the sponge. If the glue keeps coming out of the hole in the tile you can stop it by stuffing a wad of paper towel in it for a few minutes. I did find that it leaves a haze on the tiles when it dries but was able to easily wash it of with some spray cleaner. I did not place a 5 gallon bucket of water on the tile when drying as I had done about 14 tiles in my living room alone in one afternoon....you can see why I skipped that step...and I had no problems. It did a good job fixing my tiles and now I don't have to worry about accidently cracking a tile everytime I walk on them. Now the hard part is finding a grout that matches mine to patch all the holes in my grout lines. If your wondering how much to buy, I bought the case of 12 thinking I'd have enough for the whole house. I was very wrong. I averaged only about 2-3 tiles per tube ( I have 12" tile), depending on the size of the "hollow" space. I will be ordering another case soon to finish up the rest of the house.
July 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Fixed Hardwood Creaks and Squeaks – Worked Great
I used this stuff to fix 10 creaky/squeaky boards on a 3/4” hardwood floor (American Originals Brown Earth Red Oak 3/4 in. Thick x 3-1/4 in. Wide Solid Hardwood Flooring). I installed the floor this winter and was disappointed with the creaks. These were instances where the tongue and groove was sloppy. In other words, NOT a subfloor issue. Only single spots on boards.
The results: All 10 spots no longer squeak. It does work on wood, but I had to get the method right. Here’s the method I used:
The bottom of the hardwood has two grooves. With a scrap piece I was able to identify and mark one of the grooves. I would drill one hole on a groove (first a 3/32” pilot hole) and then a 1/8” hole, but only just past 3/4” deep (not through the subfloor)…and a second just next to the edge of tongue side of board. The holes would be 4” or so apart vertically.
I would then shoot the fix-a-floor into each of the holes and pump hard using the caulk gun. Eventually it would start coming out of the gaps/grooves a bit and sometimes the other hole. I would then repeat for the other hole.
Warning, this stuff is VERY messy, but the more watery consistency (as opposed to a thicker caulk) is what makes it able to get into and fill the gaps. I would just keep a roll or paper towels (some dry and some damp) handy and a trash can. I would wipe off the excess and then put some wood putty in the hole to temporarily plug it up.
I then put a 25 lb barbell on a board to weigh it down to let it dry overnight.
The next day I’d drill out the glued/putty-ed hole. I bought 1/8” dowel rods and sawed them short of 3 / 4”. I hammered the dowels flush after putting wood glue in the hole. After drying, I shaved the dowels flush with a flat razor blade. I then colored with a marker of the same color.
It’s not perfect, but you can barely tell, and it no longer squeaks. You really, really have to look to see the spots.
August 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gmack This product is a perfect answer for a terrible problem
My mom asked me if I could get "scratches" off of her tiles in the lanai.
It wasn't scratches, a few of her 17" tiles were broken. I did the tap test (you know, which tiles go tink because they are well anchored and which tiles go thunk because they are not anchored). Come to find out, a water leak had leached out most of a self leveler that had been used before the tiles were thin set. Some tiles were partially attached and some were detached. As a result, I was in for replacing 4 broken tiles that haven't been available for years and getting another 21 reattached before they broke.
The best plan I could come up with was to lay down 6 new and non matching tiles that would make a rectangular accent point in the center of her lanai and somehow reattach the tiles that were completely or partially unattached.
Of course you know that once you start pulling the loose tiles and cleaning off the thin set there will be breakage and more excitement. I decided that I was going to do something to reattach the tiles in place. So after fixing the leakage under the sliders and before getting creative I went to the Internet to see if there was a way.
I immediately found the answer Fix-A-Floor looked too good to be true but I was desperate to avoid ending up rebuilding the entire floor with these old hips, knees and back.
I ordered a case from Home Depot Internet and after pulling only the broken tiles and replacing them with what is now a great looking accent point in the center of the room started with Fix-A-Floor.
The tiles were close set so I used a 1/8" drill and just followed the simple directions. All I can say is it works just as advertised. It really is entertaining to drill the holes and watch the product flow out to the holes surrounding the injection point. When it does get on the floor it wipes up with a damp cloth and wallah you are done.
One of the neighbors had a single unattached tile on her bathroom floor. It was a 5 minute project to be a hero on that one.
I am out of product now but won't reorder until I need more since the order turnaround is so fast.
Summary, best thing since sliced bread.
February 25, 2014