Tips on hiding this tile?


Its a rental and landlord says it can no longer be fixed. Excuse the bath tub, I have kids (duh)

q tips on hiding this tile
  16 answers
  • Check in a tile store to try to match the tile. Then you can cut and replace the broken one. (I'm assuming the tape and cardboard is hiding a broken tile) Make sure it's OK with the landlord to do the repair.

  • Tuula - Color Me Thrifty Tuula - Color Me Thrifty on Nov 03, 2021

    After checking with the landlord I would find a tile that is almost a match. It doesn't have to be perfect because an almost match will look better than the cardboard patch.

  • on Nov 03, 2021

    Could your landlord fix it by having a tubs surround installed?

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 03, 2021

    I would check with the landlord to see if you can replace those as well as a couple in the same spot on the other end of the tub with an accent tile that way it won't look like a patch job. Another option would be replace the apron on the front.

  • Deb K Deb K on Nov 03, 2021

    Hi Aisa, go to the home improvement store and buy some peel and stick vinyl tiles, you can redo the entire side to look good, and they come off when you move out if need be. Just make sure it's clean and dry, then apply right over the existing tiles including the "repaired one" good luck! 🙂

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 03, 2021

    Have you explained this to your land lord and asked if they are going to fix this? Don't do any work without first clearing it with the owner.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Nov 03, 2021

    replace the broken tile with something similar in color but same size and ask if you can paint the tiles so they all match

  • William William on Nov 03, 2021

    Lots of great solutions. What ever you do make sure you get permission from the landlord in writing. You don't want to lose your security deposit if you ever move. Take before and after photos too.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Nov 03, 2021

    It should be an easy match, a very common tile at diy stores. Get the permission of your landlord, of course, in writing so no surprises at the end of your lease. And take photos to cover yourself.

  • Rebecca Morrow Rebecca Morrow on Nov 04, 2021

    maybe you can buy a shower curtain and place it in that spot

  • Boy, unhelpful landlords are just so frustrating. Since (s)he is already this way, be sure to get any and all permission for anything you do, in writing, as it sounds like they could be problematic when you move. It does look like a pretty common tile, so check all the stores near you for a replacement. Keep the receipt and deduct it from your rent.

  • Betsy Betsy on Nov 04, 2021

    Hi Aisa: You should be able to find matching tile. William has good advice. Get your permission in writing, dated and signed by both you and the landlord. If you don't plan on staying there, try to ignore it :) Anyway, do take before and after pictures, and pictures of what it looks like without a covering, in case it's all eaten up inside and the landlord says it's your fault :) It should be an easy fix. Since you're renting, I wouldn't invest a lot of money.

  • You may have to check it with the landlord. Or you can simply put a shower curtain for this.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Nov 06, 2021

    Put contact paper over it or wall paper on it

  • Dee Dee on Nov 08, 2021

    Habitat for Humanity carries older tiles. Check there first. If not make or get an extra long shower curtain.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Dec 31, 2021

    i would ask landlord to replace whole side of it or simply use epoxy paint and change its color