If you have drummy (hollow sounding) tiles, it means that the tile adhesive has failed and is no longer sticking to either the tile or substrate. This is generally an easy repair. The old tile is removed and disposed of, the substrate is cleaned and prepared and a new tile is then stuck in its place and grouted to match. Most of the time, this is caused by poor preparation of the surface when the tiles were originally laid and is easily fixed with no recurring problems. Sometimes, however, it can be due to other factors such as substrate movement or moisture problems and it is imperative that the problem is diagnosed and dealt with before any tile repairing takes place.
If you have cracked, broken or chipped tiles, it can be from general wear and tear and an easy fix. although, as with the drummy tiles, sometimes the cracks can be from a deeper problem. A tell tale sign can be several tiles cracked along a single line, this generally means that the tiles had been laid over 2 seperate substrates and require a movement or expansion joint. Our expert team will be able to quickly diagnose the reason behind why you have cracked tiles and the best solution to reinstate the tiles while ensuring it does not happen again.
It is always recommended that you keep a few spare tiles from any tiling job in your house, as tiles are very quickly discontinued and hard to find replacements for. Not to mention the batching process can make noticable colour differences in between two batches of the same tile.