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Repairing Uneven Tile Floor

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Uneven floor tiles not only look bad, but they can be a trip hazard, especially if they are ceramic tiles. This is a page about repairing uneven tile floor.


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April 12, 2007

My tile floor has become uneven (sticking up in spots). Is there any way to fix this? I cannot remove any of the tiles. They are 12X12 inches.

Linda from New York City


By Maggie (Guest Post)
April 14, 20070 found this helpful

I would suggest using a table knife to lift the tile ever so slightly to allow room for a small artist's paint brush to apply just enough tile glue and setting something heavy on top of the tile over night to give the glue a chance to grab. You may want to mask off the surrounding area to protect the floor from any over abundance of glue that may seep out.

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By (Guest Post)
April 16, 20070 found this helpful

This is ceramic tile that is a mud job...the tiles are concreted down.

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August 27, 20130 found this helpful

From a carpenter retired after 50 years: 12" square tiles originated, probably, in Cuba or Spain. They never were flat and square, like we crazy Americans demand.


You may be a victim of an incompetent tile person - but some beautiful house floors look that way on purpose. If you own one of them - celebrate!

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