Bathroom Tile Separating

My bathroom tile is looking sad. I've been updating my house but funds are getting low. Is there any inexpensive fixes for this. ?
Not sure if you can see what I'm talking about. These are composit style tlles and fairly good sized, so there isn't a lot of them but they are just not right.
Here you can see it more clearly
  12 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 11, 2015
    Maybe try regretting the tile and use a restore product on the tile. They look in very good shape.
  • Jan Loehr Jan Loehr on Sep 11, 2015
    If you can find a close color match for the grout, this looks like an easy fix....just fill in the spaces to close the gaps..
  • Amy Harmon Kowalski Amy Harmon Kowalski on Sep 11, 2015
    I thought of that too. I just wasn't sure if that was doable
    • B. Enne B. Enne on Sep 12, 2015
      @Amy Harmon Kowalski It isn't grout...see my comment below to Mary. I almost bought this type of flooring before.
  • 9530106 9530106 on Sep 11, 2015
    Since there is no real grout, as these are sheets of composition tile, I would be afraid whatever you put in the gaps will crack, as these sheets have some give to them. It looks as though moisture has gotten in some of the gaps. I know you said the budget is running low, but there may be bigger problems growing underneath. Good luck!
  • Mary Mary on Sep 12, 2015
    We have the same problem. The bathroom in our old farm house is an addition and the room actually shifts during the year creating gaps. If that's the case any solution other than caulking will crack. The only solution for us would be to have a single sheet of linoleum installed. Good Luck!
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    • B. Enne B. Enne on Sep 13, 2015
      @Mary I'm glad I didn't buy them...The ones I was looking at were discounted deeply in a newer store. We chose to wait and the store went flags all around I guess. You can buy sheet vinyl that looks like tiles, if that is the look you want. We have had that for almost 25 years, and it looks quite real. I haven't decided with what to replace it. We were thinking of groutable vinyl....I keep flip-flopping.:)
  • Beach Bumm Beach Bumm on Sep 12, 2015
    plastic grout or a throw rug
  • Shirley Turner Wishard Shirley Turner Wishard on Sep 12, 2015
    I had the same problem.I am single so I needed an easy solution. I bought self sticking tile at the dollar store.I cleaned the floor well and lay the tile down off center of the existing ceramic tile.You don't want to lay tile on tile.I started off by laying my first tile centered at four corners of the existing tile. It turned out great and only cost$36.
    • B. Enne B. Enne on Sep 12, 2015
      @Shirley Turner Wishard good idea, but you can't put that on a floating floor. She would need to take it up first.
  • Z Z on Sep 12, 2015
    I respectfully disagree with Sharyn. The caulk you want to use is silicone. While acrylic caulk has many good qualities, it does shrink and crack over time. Silicone stays flexible and almost never misshapes or cracks. I've been using it, with great results, since I worked as the cashier at a good old fashioned hardware store before I went off to art school and shortly there after married. While working at the hardware store, I was allowed to read when there was no one to ring up or needed help with the mowers or snow blowers that were near the check out. I took that time to read every manual for every mower and snow blower along with many of the how to books sold there. Yes, I'm an obsessive reader. I even read the backs of cans and boxes. If there's words on something, I read them. Now I have recently heard of a hybrid of the two caulks together, but I have no personal knowledge of how well they work, but it could be something to look into. You can find a description of if here.
  • Amy Harmon Kowalski Amy Harmon Kowalski on Sep 13, 2015
    Wow obviously this was a good question with many options. This whole house is going to be the end of me! I have a cracked marble vanity plus this flooring is just done I feel. I've been painting and updating and found behind the toilet that the flooring and drywall are damp. I remember it from when I was married and thought it had been fixed. I appreciate all of your answers and I dead but I'm seriously afraid so much more work is going to have to be done
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    • 9530106 9530106 on Sep 15, 2015
      @Amy Harmon Kowalski I hear you, I live in one too, and have no more resources!
  • Amy Harmon Kowalski Amy Harmon Kowalski on Oct 03, 2015
    It's vinyl but I used grout with it to make it look like ceramic
  • 9530106 9530106 on Oct 04, 2015
    You go girl, looks great!