A few weeks ago a Toowoomba City Motel asked to have a couple of damaged shower soap dishes replaced. Sometimes property owners have a few replacement tiles on hand. However, as with this job, the soap dish to be replaced was no longer available for purchase.
For this job the damaged soap dishes were removed, tiles were cut away to fit the larger replacement dish, the area was prepared for tile adhesive and the new dish fitted. The dish was left overnight, taped as a precaution, until the following day when grouting was carried out.
Last year I was faced with a similar situation, where a retired couple contacted me seeking an alternate to re-tiling their entire floor area. They had a few loose and damaged tiles in one area of floor. Again replacements were not available. Fortunately, with the few replacement they had on hand and what we were able to lift and selvage, we were able to relay the affected area. The couple were delighted with the outcome and the fact they saved thousands of dollars. Needless to say they have become a regular and valued customer of HandiWorx.
Below are some of the steps in the process and the end result.