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Flooring  /  September 21, 2021

Why Repair Damaged Floor Tiles Immediately?

Why Repair Damaged Floor Tiles Immediately

Unless you are extremely wealthy, you must rank your home renovations in order of priority and decide which to tackle first. Even though calling for floor tile installation services in Toronto West to repair your damaged floor tiles may not be the most exciting of projects, you should put it on the top of your shortlist. You can safely put off many other repairs for a later date, but fixing the floor is a priority. Handyman Connection explains why.  

The Damage Will Spread

One chipped or loose tile is easy to ignore. You notice it when the damage first occurs but then quickly forget about it if you do not call for flooring services in Toronto right away. However, just because you don’t pay attention to it does not mean that the damage will go away on its own. In fact, damage to one tile can spread to neighbouring ones and make the situation worse.

If a tile in your house has come loose, that means that something has affected the grout beneath it. Moisture is a common culprit. If water seeps in, it can destroy the grout’s adhesive quality. When one tile comes free, the surrounding tiles are then vulnerable to dirt and sloughed grout particles migrating beneath them. The whole floor can then become like dominoes falling in a row.

Someone Could Get Hurt

Floors should be smooth, regular surfaces that make it easy for people to walk across them. If your tiles are loose, chipped, or cracked, then the floor is unsafe. Wobbling tiles can cause people to lose their balance, and chips can catch the fabric of socks. Both situations might cause a person to trip and fall. Fixing floors right away is the best way for everyone to stay safe.

Even if you think the risk of you getting hurt is low, you should consider the potential liability of guests falling. Your homeowners’ and personal liability insurance policies protect you when others slip and fall on your property, but only if you have taken reasonable steps to ensure their safety. If someone proves that you had broken tiles, a judge could find you guilty of negligence and require you to pay for the plaintiff’s hospital bills.

Fixing it Now Will Save Money

If a stitch in time saves nine, then paying to repair one tile might save paying to replace nine more. This is because the cost of having Handyman Connection fix your floor today is less than what it will cost if you allow the problem to continue unchecked. Many other renovation projects, in contrast, will cost the same no matter how long you wait to begin them.

Consider the following average costs of purchasing individual pieces of tile by the square foot:

  • Ceramic or porcelain: $0.50-$15
  • Marble tile: $5-$50
  • Granite: $3.50-$7
  • Slate: $13-$35
  • Polished stone: $10-$12

These prices are of course only rough estimates, but you can see that the cost to replace one or two tiles is well within almost anyone’s budget. When you compare this total to the expense of redoing an entire room, it is easy to understand that taking care of floor damage right away is the smart thing to do.

Handyman Connection of Etobicoke

Handyman Connection is proud to employ local flooring experts from the areas of Etobicoke, Toronto, Mississauga, and Toronto West. All our craftsmen are background checked so you can feel confident about who you allow inside your home. We trust them so much that we guarantee their work for one year. Contact us online or call us today to have one of them provide a free estimate for your flooring repair project.

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