How do I restore a damaged tile?

Tiles are known for their durability and low maintenance. However, tiles can crack due to changes in pressure, normal aging or a severe blow from a heavy object.

Maybe you took care of dinner yourself and dropped your large paella pan on the floor. Fortunately, the food is still intact and smells fantastic, but there is some bad news … a crack on the floor tiles. The good news is that it was just a hairline crack.

Even though it was such a small crack, you kept thinking about it and it even felt like it was looking at you every time you walked by. It's time to do something about it. This is where we come in – read on to find out how you can use this sight for aching eyes.

How to repair a hairline crack

If the tile in question has only a small hairline crack, there is a temporary solution – covering it with paint.

  1. Find a color that matches the color of the tile and mix it with tile filler.
  2. Clean the tile with a cloth and soapy water, rinse it and let it dry completely.
  3. Paint the crack carefully with a small brush or cotton swab.

How to fix a deeper crack in the tile

If the tile crack is deeper than a hairline or the tile is broken in two, we recommend removing the tile and replacing it with a new one.

      1. Place tape around the surrounding tiles to avoid damage.
      2. Use a joint remover to remove the grout from the cracked tile.
      3. Carefully drill holes in the tile. (Don't drill too deep, you just want to loosen the tile.)
      4. Carefully flake off the damaged tile and remove old adhesive from the underside.
      5. Clean the area before laying a new tile.

      6. Apply and apply adhesive to the back of the tile.

      7. Fill the joints with new mortar, wait until it has settled, and then remove excess mortar.

      If you do not feel confident enough to complete this task, we are here to help you. At Handy Squad we have a team of experienced London tilers who can help you with any tilers you need. Request a free quote today by filling out our online booking form or call us 0800-0-12-12-12,


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