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Damaged tile around shower fittings

Posted: October 20th, 2019, 10:15 pm
by banesto72
Hi all. Any idea on the best way to repair this quite visible chip around the shower tap fitting? Is it a matter of trying replacing it? what is the best way to solve the issue avoiding damage to the other tiles and to the shower screen (frameless one with hinges attached to the adjacent tiles)? thanks

Re: Damaged tile around shower fittings

Posted: October 20th, 2019, 10:35 pm
by RPM
Hi and welcome to the forum, do you know if you can buy those tiles? Only asking because I`m thinking whatever ideas people have you will always know that it is there, it`s like that little mark on the ceiling or the carpet that you just have to glance at everytime. Replacing one tile without damaging others is simple.

Re: Damaged tile around shower fittings

Posted: October 20th, 2019, 11:02 pm
by banesto72
thanks. I have a spare box so can replace. only issue would be removing the shower screen hinged to other tiles and already siliconed. Agree with you that it would be something you will always look at

Re: Damaged tile around shower fittings

Posted: October 20th, 2019, 11:11 pm
by RPM
Send photos from say 3ft away showing some of the screen if you can. Let's see what we have here.

Re: Damaged tile around shower fittings

Posted: October 20th, 2019, 11:42 pm
by REDSAW
First, i would go with Araldite rapid and some colouring pens or paint topped off with some clear nail polish for about a fiver and an hours work.
if that doesnt look good- smash out the tile, cut the apperture on new tile after removing valve and making good the wall. Then spend time next day grouting and polishing tile to find the rest of the grout looks dull in comparrison so end up doing the lot!!
i like the easier was out :)

in fact after a closer look, thats a bar mixer and the pipes will go through a hole in tile so will have to remove ad drain down waater too! :?

Re: Damaged tile around shower fittings

Posted: October 21st, 2019, 5:36 pm
by RPM
Wondering if you could fit a larger shroud from a different manufacture.

Re: Damaged tile around shower fittings

Posted: October 21st, 2019, 11:43 pm
by Best
With the various shades of colours on that tile it should be possible to paint it to hide it.
Use a paint that gives same finish as tile glaze.
Getting a bigger shroud is a good idea if you can get one with suitable sized hole