How can I repair chips in duraceramic tiles?

Jan Sundby
by Jan Sundby
  3 answers
  • William William on May 30, 2019

    DuraCeramic is made of limestone and polymer composites with HD visuals printed on top and protected by a durable urethane wear layer.

    It is designed to be scratch-, stain-, fade-, and water-resistant. The water-resistant properties are where this product differs the most from ceramic tile.

    It will chip, crack, and dent fro heavy furniture and appliances.

    UPDATE: Congoleum has class action lawsuit pending for false advertising, defective Duraceramic product and failure to honor warranties. Read more here: Congoleum advertises Duraceramic flooring to be a better version of linoleum flooring because it's mixed with limestone. They claim it resists chipping and flaking and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. There's nothing durable about this product. It's the worst flooring I've ever had. Within four years it started flaking off. I've never had regular linoleum do that. And what's even worse than that, Congoleum refuses to honor their warranty.

    So beware. If you're looking for kitchen flooring, go buy regular linoleum or real ceramic tiles--anything but this stuff.

    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.

  • Alice Alice on May 30, 2019

    Tile Fix is a tough, colored sealant which allows you to quickly and easily repair ceramic tiles, benchtops, laminate, home appliances and even timber chips. ... To fill drill holes or any chips deeper than 6mm you will first need to use MagicEzy 9 Second Chip Fix, then color over the top with Tile Fix.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jun 02, 2019

    Hi Jan, hope this helps you,