After installing a new ceramic floor, the worst thing that can happen is a cracked tile. The process of installing ceramic isn’t easy and requires skill and patience to get just right. Yet, when you turn to a the Groutsmith of Tulsa, you’ll get the help you need making any tile-related repairs necessary.
Can You Repair a Cracked Tile on Your Own?
In many cases, it is possible to repair cracked tiles. If you wish to repair the tile on your own, you have two main options.
Replace the Tile
You can remove the tile in its entirety and all of the underlying grout from it. If you have replacement tiles, that match in color and overall look, then this option may be best. However, it takes the proper tools including a notched trowel, putty knife, and hammer to properly do so. If you make a mistake while removing the first time, you could damage others.
Hairline Fracture Repairs
A second option for repairing the time is to use a paint fill in the crack. If the cracked tile has just a small, hairline fracture, it may not be necessary to remove the entire tile. In this case, you can purchase matching paint. This paint matches the color of your tile and is specifically made for this process. It works as a type of filler to fill in the very minute openings. From there, it is possible to allow the filler to dry and wipe it clean. This hides the crack and shores up any stability issues if they are minor.
Getting Professional Help Makes the Difference
When you are concerned about the finished look and the overall stability of the cracked tile, call in the professionals. Cracked tiles can significantly lower the value of your home and they can be challenging to fix. With the help of Groutsmith of Tulsa, you can have fantastic, newer looking floors in no time and without the stress. Call us now for a consultation.