Asked on Jul 14, 2018

What can I do about a crack in tiles on the floor?

WilliamCarolRisea Nelson
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Glass jars fell out of frig and crack one of the tiles on the floor.

4 answers
  • Ruth
    on Jul 15, 2018

    If you have extra tiles, you can remove the cracked one and replace just the one tile. If not, either live with it or match a grout as close as you can and minimize/stabilize the
    Crack with the grout.
  • Risea Nelson
    on Jul 20, 2018

    Buy a rug! Caulk crack with matching caulk.
  • Carol
    on Jul 20, 2018

    Carefully remove the tile with a chisel and hammer. Vacuum up dust and clean up pieces. Butter your new tile with adhesive, place in the right spot so you have the same space all around. Let dry the correct amount of time. Put on new grout, allow to dry and seal. Should turn out Great!
  • William
    on Jul 20, 2018

    If you have extra tile you can remove the cracked tile and replace it.


    How to Repair Holes or Cracks in Ceramic Tile


    Patching unwanted holes in glazed tile like this can be a tricky proposition. Here's a solution that may not always be perfect, but will make a big improvement. Polyester resin (Bondo) or auto body filler, often used to repair car bodies. Mix up a small batch by adding some hardener and stirring it thoroughly. Using a putty knife, press the resin into the hole slightly overfilling it. Then just as the material begins to harden while it's somewhat rubbery, trim off the excess with a razor blade.


    Next use 600 grit sandpaper to sand the filler smooth. Wetting the paper with water makes it work best. Now it's time to try and match the color of the tile. A porcelain touch up kit which is available at most home improvement centers comes with several different colors of paint. You can also use artists acrylic paints available from Michaels, Hobby Lobby, art supply stores, and online.


    The trick here is to mix these different colors together until we come up with one that matches the tile. Apply the paint with a small brush. You can test it on a nearby tile. When you get it the way you want it, then just paint over the patch and let that dry. Give it one final sanding with that very fine sandpaper and you'll have, well, maybe not a perfect match, but something that's a heck of a lot better than what you started with.

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