How do you repair broken tile in the middle of the floor?


My floor is in good shape except for a few tiles. Can I repair them without replacing the whole floor.

  11 answers
  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Jan 02, 2020

    If they’re ceramic, and you have a good eye, yes.

    Bondo. Clean them and cut out the residue in the cracks. Bondo the cracks and then hand paint to match with acrylic or latex paints.

  • William William on Jan 03, 2020

    If you have extra tiles

    If you don't have extra tiles

    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 Michael's, 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.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 03, 2020

    Hello Kathy,

    Do you have any photos? Might be able to fill them or cover them or replace them........?

  • on Jan 03, 2020

    Do you have access to any more of the same tile? If so, yes you can replace them.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jan 03, 2020

    Yes. Score the old grout and remove. Carefully pop the old tile old (protect the remaining ones from damage by sealing the edges off with masking tape) and replace with a new tile. Make sure to regroup with a grout color that matches...due to age and wear and tear.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 03, 2020

    If your looking for a discontinued tile, check some tile store sale areas, and Ebay has been a good source for me when fixing disabled clients homes.

  • Dee Dee on Jan 04, 2020

    Discontinued tiles can be found at Habitat for humanity or at Floor and Decor

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jan 07, 2020

    Do you have some tiles left to put there that match the color get a flat screw driver to lift the tile and chip away all the grout and tile chips clean up good then put down new products

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Jun 30, 2021

    it is easy to replace by simply lifting that broken tile up and replacing with new on if you have it .. but all needs to be cleaned up and level under before you add a new one

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 05, 2021

    Hello Kathy,

    Yes, break out the tile starting in the middle and then replace.