Asked on Jun 24, 2018

How can I fix cracks in tile and whiten them?

JlnattyVernyce DannellsEloise


Our house was built in the early 1900s the powder room has old subway tiles & honeycomb marble floors. Is there any way to “heal” or conceal the fractures & whiten them?
q our house was built in the early 1900s
q our house was built in the early 1900s
6 answers
  • Sharon Welton Anderson
    on Jun 24, 2018

    l don't think you can hide the crack. You can regrout the tiles with a nice white grout. Taking off these tile and replacing is pretty easy.

  • Vernyce Dannells
    on Jun 25, 2018

    It’s not so easy in the sense of finding any tile that maarches! Thanks tho! As for the floor honeycombs, we have not found any effectI’ve way to whiten them. They need a whitening paste!

  • Trudi Vecchione
    on Jun 25, 2018

    I used denture cleanser dissolved in water and a stiff Dollar Tree scrub brush in my bathroom. I scrubbed on hands and knees several tiles at a time, and then wiped with a wet towel. The results were great. I'm now working on foyer tiles, sprinkling with baking soda and dampening the scrub brush in water. I'm getting good results with that also, leading me to think that it's the hard work of scrubbing rather than the actual cleaning solution.

  • Vernyce Dannells
    on Jun 25, 2018

    thank you, will try!

  • Jlnatty
    on Jun 26, 2018

    If the wall tiles are porcelain, try a porcelain tile "fix kit." Home Depot and other big box retailers sell a repair kit for about $26, True Value online offers "porcelain filler and repair" (1 oz) for $7. You can whiten the grout with a white grout pen after using a bathroom cleaning product to get the grout as clean as possible. After using the whitening pen, I would reseal the grout. for the marble floors - I'll let somebody else answer that! P.S. Have you considered regrouting with a darker grout, such as black? That way, keeping super white grout clean isn't an issue.

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