Asked on Apr 24, 2017

Replacing tile, I can't find tile to match, what can I do?

by Sug22162459
I took a wall out between my kitchen and "formal Dinning room". There was no tile where the wall was. Now I cannot find tile to match what is there. It is only 6 to 8 tiles. What can do you suggest. I really don't want to replace the entire floor.
  7 answers
  • are both the kitchen and dining room the same flooring? is it in an area that is out in the open or a potential tripping hazard? If you don't put the same height tiles in, you could have an issue with someone tripping. Can you find a neutral tile that will work in the space? Same color at least? I am afraid it will look really obvious if you just try to patch.

  • Angela Ley Angela Ley on Apr 24, 2017

    you can try habitat restores or other companies that sell reclaimed or donated materials, they may have a matching tile.

  • Nina Hansen Nina Hansen on Apr 25, 2017

    Why not use this as a opportunity to be creative? Find tile in colors you like, then use a tile cutter (you can rent one!, not terribly expensive) to cut them into pieces for an interesting design? Or you can purchase tiles with designs in them from Home Depot.

    Google "Transitioning tile floors" and see what you come up with. I found this:

    Good luck!

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Apr 25, 2017

    Does the tile run under the kitchen base cabinets or just to them? Some renos use tiles originally placed before cabinets were installed. If your fridge is in a 'box' you can get some tiles from there too. If the same tile is in a bath it would be cheaper to replace this floor rather than your open concept area.

  • Sug22162459 Sug22162459 on Apr 25, 2017

    Thank you

  • Carolyn Wilson Carolyn Wilson on Apr 25, 2017

    You could get tile in colors that would match and mix with the old tile. Take out tile in a design thru the the dining room and kitchen and replace with new tile to make it blend. Put your artistic cap on.

  • Sug22162459 Sug22162459 on Apr 26, 2017

    How do you get ceramic tiles up without breaking them