Repairing a Damaged Tile Shower

Is The tile in your shower in need of replacing?

Follow the DIY Network’s step-by-step instructions to fix it yourself!

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Remove Walls

Remove any cubical walls or shower screens before you start so that you have full access to the tiles.

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Scrape Away Loose Tiles

Use a scraper and remove any tiles with decayed grout.

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Cut a Line

Cut a line at half-tile’s width on the sound drywall.

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Use a Drywall Saw

A drywall saw may be helpful for cutting through studs.

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Remove Old Hardware

Use the claw of a hammer to remove old hardware from the studs.

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Add Cement-based Board

Cut a piece of cement-based, water-resistant board to size, and screw it onto the studs.

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Seal the Edges

Seal around the edges of the board with latex caulk using a caulk gun.

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Use Fiberglass Tape

Apply fiberglass tape to the joint between the new and old boards using tile adhesive.

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Apply New Tiles

Apply tile adhesive and tile over the areas to match the existing tiles, then regrout.

Check out DIY Network’s how-to steps to repair damaged shower tiles.