Replacing Damaged Or Missing Ceramic Tiles
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- Hsr - Departmental Auditorium Bldg/Wash, Dc - Grier, Brown..
- Ceramic Tile
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REPLACING DAMAGED OR MISSING CERAMIC TILES
A. This procedure includes guidance on replacing individual
ceramic tiles that have been damaged or are missing.
B. See 01100-07-S for general project guidelines to be
reviewed along with this procedure. These guidelines
cover the following sections:
1. Safety Precautions
2. Historic Structures Precautions
4. Quality Assurance
5. Delivery, Storage and Handling
6. Project/Site Conditions
7. Sequencing and Scheduling
8. General Protection (Surface and Surrounding)
These guidelines should be reviewed prior to performing
this procedure and should be followed, when applicable,
along with recommendations from the Regional Historic
Preservation Officer (RHPO).
A. American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI), www.ansi.org
1.03 QUALITY ASSURANCE
A. All new tile should conform to minimum grade standard
specifications for ceramic tile published by ANSI; use
most recent version.
B. Custom Building Products
C. Dow Corning Corporation
A. Non-abrasive cleaner such as "Soft Scrub" (Dow Chemical
Company), or approved equal.
B. Replacement tile to match original in color, finish and
size. Existing tile from other areas of the building may
be used when properly cleaned and evaluated for soundness
C. Adhesive: Water resistant ceramic tile mastic(Bostik):
"Acryl-4000 Multi-Purpose Ceramic Tile Mastic"
(Custom Building Products), or approved equal.
1. Must be compatible with grout.
2. Complying with ANSI A108.1, for cement mortars and
setting of ceramic glazed tile on masonry or
D. Grout such as "Hydroment" (Bostik), or approved equal.
1. Must be compatible with adhesive.
2. Must match original grout in dimension, color and
E. Clean, potable water
B. Trowel for spreading mastic
C. Chisel of appropriate size for removing damaged tile
D. Rubber mallet
E. Stiff, natural bristle brushes
F. Spray bottle
A. Clean all tile with a non-abrasive cleaner.
B. Remove cleaner residue by wiping the tile surface with a
damp sponge and clean, potable water.
C. Select replacement tiles to match cleaned surrounding
3.02 ERECTION, INSTALLATION, APPLICATION
A. Carefully remove damaged tiles by hand using a chisel and
rubber mallet. Take care not to damage surrounding
material or substrate.
B. Prepare the substrate following adhesive manufacturer's
C. Set new tile even and flush with existing surrounding
tile. Follow tile manufacturer's instructions. Allow to
set for length of time as recommended by manufacturer.
D. Remove any excess adhesive from surrounding tiles using
a clean, soft cloth.
E. Once the tile has set for the recommended length of time,
apply grout to match existing dimensions, color and
F. Remove any residual grout from the surface using a clean,
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