Any ideas on a quick fix cracked tiles in kitchen floor?

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We have just had all of our carpet ripped up and replaced with wood laminate so we are not able to afford a new kitchen floor at the
moment. And two weeks before Christmas i don't know what to do with this! I have covered it with a kitchen rug due to having small ones however we continue to hear it crack and break. This is not something I know about. Any suggestions that are simple I would love to heat.
q any ideas on a quick fix cracked tiles in kitchen floor
Covered with a kitchen rug
q any ideas on a quick fix cracked tiles in kitchen floor
Hard to take a pic of this but you can see how the tile directly above the cracked tile is actually coming off on two sides. Need a quick fix that I can do myself since my husband isn't exactly a diy type when it comes to home repairs.
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  • Bijous Bijous on Dec 09, 2017
    Replace with one from under the fridge. If necessary, have it professionally done. Well worth the price. (have the space under fridge filled with mastic.)

  • Peter Peter on Dec 09, 2017
    If you Hear it, the floor below is probably flexing! BAD NEWS.. .that sub-floor should be Solid!
    Mastic is a Mess to remove later--- use tiles of similar thicness without the worry of matching the pattern & color, but use TIle!
    Consider : You DO have a floor project in your future (like it or not, possibly a BIG one)... do it right... but for now, find a temporary fix to get through the holidays. I'd call a tile contractor and explain your needs... they have more & better ideas.

    • Bella's mommy Bella's mommy on Dec 10, 2017
      Peter your absolutely correct. This part of the flooring is also by the sliding door that leads to our patio. For two years we have had our patio leak in our neighbors garage(we live in a condo). After many attempts to fix ourselves with Henry's rubber at patch etc we finally hired someone the association ( 🤔) uses regularly in the complex to do repairs. After $900 and three days they repaired the leak telling us it would be fine. And the patio no longer leaked on our neighbors garage. The neighbortold us that the owners before us had the same issue and in fact every G unit in the complex has the same issue. Is this something that should have been disclosed to us? I had questions when we looked at the unit as it seemed the kitchen floor was uneven. I was told it was beveled..This is our first time as home owners and it seems things just keep popping up.

  • Pau5674629 Pau5674629 on Dec 10, 2017
    There's a cement mix called grout it seals the creases

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Dec 10, 2017
    Go to Homedepot, and buy a kit for repairing or in your case removing the tile, and putting a new one down. When you put the tile down, see if it's level before you glue it. Your floor may bee weak in that spot. Ask someone at Homedepot how to fix it.

  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on Dec 10, 2017
    Put some clear latex caulk in crack, it has room to flex n waterproof lol

  • William William on Dec 10, 2017
    You can do a quick fix for the Holidays. Since it moves and you hear it crack the subfloor is compromised. That means you would need to remove the tile and repair the subfloor. Since the floor doesn't seem flat you may need use a floor leveling compound over the whole floor when you decide to 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 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.

    • Bella's mommy Bella's mommy on Dec 10, 2017
      Thank you William for your thorough and detailed explanation. Much appreciated. And FYI I am a Northwest Suburb native, St Charles IL. Midwest is the best!!

  • Sven Sven on Dec 10, 2017
    The tile might not have been installed with enough thinset so there are gaps under the tile which will cause them to crack when walked on.

    • Bella's mommy Bella's mommy on Dec 10, 2017
      I agree with you it seems like they did some quick cover up repairs to sell the place. thanks for your reply.

  • Peter Peter on Dec 11, 2017
    A "beveled" floor? That's a new one. Get them recorded (video or letter), get a good contractor, get a good lawyer skilled in the field, and go to town on them! (If you can afford the cost, time, energy.) A floor should be FLAT.. a house that 'settles' after construction may have floors that lean, but they'll still be largely FLAT. A floor that has a change in slope has defective construction.
    Are you in an earthquke zone? (I assume so... unless you're in an unusually quiet part of CA). It may offer an enforcement advantage to you... but I am NOT QUALIFIED to direct you on Californian issues... they're very foreign to me!
    My wife's cousins had an LA house rebuilt because of quake damage.. could be these condos should be subject to similar issues. Without a doubt, alternate housing, construction, legal & insurance issues make a mess of life... be careful how you approach the issue and (from me, at least) best of luck!

  • Peter Peter on Dec 11, 2017
    If you want to rebuild the floor, you could 'double up' the subfloor.
    Should you go the route of rebuilding, discuss this with a contractor.
    First, remove existing floor & sub floor. Between the supporting joists, add cleats below the subfloor and bridge the space with plywood. On this plywood, replace the subfloor at same level as original. It is often done in bathrooms to lower the subfloor at a shower rebuild. And it is probably 2x as thick as the original. Very stable for tile (remember, it's used in showers).