Attempting to fix a broken tile is simply a temporary solution at best.
In nearly all cases, it’s best to remove the broken tile and ensure there is no structural issue that caused the broken tile initially.
Broken tiles can really be an eyesore, but that’s not all. That crack you see will grow into a larger break. It’s not a matter of if – but when. Say that your broken tile is in your foyer, it won’t take long. If it’s off the beaten path, you might not initiate a replacement right away. The question is: Is it okay to fix a broken tile? Sadly, a simple patch will not remedy your cracked tile. It could buy you a little time until you can schedule tile replacement, but that’s about it.
Why is it important to replace a cracked tile?
The issue lies beneath your tile. Perhaps you will hear it when you tread upon it. Damaged tiles often have air pockets beneath, and will sound hollow when you step on them. The impact from everyday traffic throughout your home or business will turn a cracked tile into a severely broken tile. The more breakage you allow, the farther the damage will expand. One damaged tile will undoubtedly result in a series of damaged tiles, which will require a costlier repair. It is almost always better to move forward with replacing the damaged tile anew in order to identify the cause of the initial breakage and prevent more breakage. The Grout Medic will remove the offending tile or tiles, and scrutinize the floor beneath to see if there is structural issues that caused the breakage in the first place.
Should you attempt tile replacement on your own?
As with other specialized services, such as regrouting, tile replacement really is a job for the professionals. The Grout Medic offers professional tile replacement, which will ensure that your result is seamless and long-lasting. Going-it alone might turn your simple replacement project into a much larger one. The Grout Medic’s grout and tile technicians have the tools and training required to set your damaged tiled surface back to rights. Our tile repair and replacement results are guaranteed! Why do it yourself when you don’t have to?
Also read: Should I repair my tile or replace it?
If you have broken tiles, then it’s time to remove them, check for any issues with the sub-floor and check that the tile’s not hollow with air pockets. Get in touch with us by filling out our form here. We look forward to hearing from you!