Can you repair cracks in a ceramic floor?

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My kitchen floor is ceramic and several tiles have cracks, can they be repaired or at least camouflaged?

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  • Rhonda Rhonda on Dec 27, 2017
    if they are black from grime, you might be able to clean them using a knife or sharp object, q tips and a cleaning agent such as bleach. after you clean the crack, use a filler such as super glue to seal the crack so that grime cant get into it. If the tile is white, you can use a porcelain paint if you have a match. I did this on a tile floor and it really made a big difference. The keys is cleaning the grime out of the crack first.

  • William William on Dec 27, 2017
    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.

  • Robbin Robbin on Dec 27, 2017
    sanded grout in the same solor

  • FL FL on Dec 27, 2017
    You know its not that hard to remove and replace them. Did you save any tiles from when your floor was put down? If not, how hard will it be to match the tiles? That might be a better bet.