Save Money and Repair a Broken or Chipped Tile Yourself!

5 Materials
1 Hour
Easy
Join me Tonight where I will show you LIVE at Facebook.com/Hometalk @ 7pmEST just how easy it is to replace a broken or chipped tile. This is a do it yourself project that is sure to save you money.
So in many homes we have a tiled surface some where, where its on the floor in the kitchen or in the bathroom. And At some point during the course of living in your home your bound to end up with a broken or chipped tile. It's kind of inevitable. The chipped cracked tiles can be an eyesore. I'm going to show you a quick and easy way of repairing and replacing any broken tiles within 30 minutes. Knowing this can save you money and the embarrassment of having a broken tile.
You don't need a hole lot to get this job done. Most of these tools you probably have in your home. If not its relatively inexpensive and can be purchased at your local hardware store.
Grout saw
Grout removal tool
Pry bar or chisel
¼” Tile and glass drill bit
A drill
Scraper
Putty knife
Thin set
Grout
Trowel
Float
Replacement tile
Bucket
Hammer
Sponge
Painter's Tape
Safety Goggles
1st Remove the grout.
2. Tape off the broken or damaged tile.
3. Loosen the tile from the surface with a drill.
4. Once the tile is fully removed scrape away the excess thin set or mastic.
5. Apply thin set and the replacement tile. Allow 4 to 6 hours for the tile to set.
6. Grout the area.
7. Wipe away any excess grout. And You have successfully replaced a broken tile. AND I bet it only took you about 30 minutes ;)

Suggested materials:

  • Grout saw   (Hardware Store)
  • Grout removal tool
  • Chisel
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  • Jdm13925053 Jdm13925053 on Nov 12, 2016
    Can you do the same process for cracked floor tile?

  • Eve Eve on Nov 15, 2016
    You titled "how to repair", but you are replacing the tile, I need to repair my tile, don't have a replacement for it. Can you help me with that? Thanks

  • Frances Frances on Feb 06, 2017
    I am wondering if there is a way to apply some decorative tile over the existing shower tile. The all white is boring and I want to add so color.

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