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Save Money and Repair a Broken or Chipped Tile Yourself!

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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
  • save money and repair a broken or chipped tile yourself
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
Scraper
Putty knife
Thin set
Grout
Trowel
Float
Replacement tile
Bucket
Hammer
Sponge
Painter's Tape
Safety Goggles
  • save money and repair a broken or chipped tile yourself
1st Remove the grout.
  • save money and repair a broken or chipped tile yourself
2. Tape off the broken or damaged tile.
  • save money and repair a broken or chipped tile yourself
3. Loosen the tile from the surface with a drill.
  • save money and repair a broken or chipped tile yourself
4. Once the tile is fully removed scrape away the excess thin set or mastic.
  • save money and repair a broken or chipped tile yourself
5. Apply thin set and the replacement tile. Allow 4 to 6 hours for the tile to set.
  • save money and repair a broken or chipped tile yourself
6. Grout the area.
  • save money and repair a broken or chipped tile yourself
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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  • Estoutenger

    do the same to floortile not glass

  • Halima
    Halima South Africa

    I have been looking at that one broken tile in my kitchen for months thinking I would need to re-tile the whole wall... Thank you so much for sharing. Now I know what to do! Awesome!

    • ToolBox Divas
      ToolBox Divas Laurel, MD

      That's awesome Halima! Good luck! You got this.

  • Mdwant

    I would crack the rest of the tiles and put either paint or grout in them to make them look old and rustic

  • Giorgia
    Giorgia Brazil

    thanks for sharing

  • Mirna Sanchez

    Thanks for sharing...

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