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Save Money and Repair a Broken or Chipped Tile Yourself!

Join me Tonight where I will show you LIVE at Facebook.com/Hometalk @ 7pmEST just how easy it is to replace a broken or chipped tile. This is a do it yourself project that is sure to save you money.
So in many homes we have a tiled surface some where, where its on the floor in the kitchen or in the bathroom. And At some point during the course of living in your home your bound to end up with a broken or chipped tile. It's kind of inevitable. The chipped cracked tiles can be an eyesore. I'm going to show you a quick and easy way of repairing and replacing any broken tiles within 30 minutes. Knowing this can save you money and the embarrassment of having a broken tile.
Time: 1 Hours Difficulty: Easy
You don't need a hole lot to get this job done. Most of these tools you probably have in your home. If not its relatively inexpensive and can be purchased at your local hardware store.
Grout saw
Grout removal tool
Pry bar or chisel
¼” Tile and glass drill bit
A drill
Putty knife
Thin set
Replacement tile
Painter's Tape
Safety Goggles
1st Remove the grout.
2. Tape off the broken or damaged tile.
3. Loosen the tile from the surface with a drill.
4. Once the tile is fully removed scrape away the excess thin set or mastic.
5. Apply thin set and the replacement tile. Allow 4 to 6 hours for the tile to set.
6. Grout the area.
7. Wipe away any excess grout. And You have successfully replaced a broken tile. AND I bet it only took you about 30 minutes ;)

Materials I used for this project:

  • Grout saw   (Hardware Store)
  • Grout removal tool
  • Chisel
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  • Lana
    Lana Philadelphia, PA
    on Nov 10, 2016

    I wish I’d seen this before retiling my bathroom!

  • Susan Sparkowski Hurley
    Susan Sparkowski Hurley
    on Nov 12, 2016

    I have a chipped tile in my hallway. I didn't know I was supposed to be embarrassed.

    • Melissa V
      Melissa V Wyoming, MI
      on Nov 12, 2016

      Yep, I have them in my kitchen. The previous owners did a terrible DIY and left grout on the tile, the spacing was wrong and the cracking has just gotten worse over the years so now I consider it a new look. 😆

  • Tinman619
    on Nov 12, 2016

    I've done tile work,both new and replacement, and this is how I've done it with a few exceptions. I never drilled the tiles, just tapped them with a hammer until they were broken up. Instead of the thin set, I use speed set for repairs. It dries in about an hour and you can then grout. You might want to wear gloves when removing the broken tiles, they can be extremely sharp.

  • Alice
    Alice Miami, FL
    on Nov 12, 2016

    WOW, think I can do that.

  • Jhunt10
    Jhunt10 Jacksonville, FL
    on Nov 12, 2016

    Awesome! Great Job!

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