I have a property in which the lower level is all tile. A previous owner
left several chipped areas in the tile. None of these areas is very large
(the largest is maybe the size of a nickel), but it detracts from the
appearance. I think there's a chance I won't be able to find replacement
pieces that match the color/style. Is there any known successful method to
fill and fix chips in tile so that they blend in well?????
Thanks Ian. Since I have the artistic sensitivity of Rosanne Barr (only not
as dignified), I probably better not try the different colored tile
approach. By asking this follow-up question I think I am hoping beyond
hope, but here goes: You wrote, "Coloured epoxy works reasonably well, if
not in a high traffic area." If it is a high traffic area, and, let's say,
tile replacement is not an option, then it seems my only hope is damage
control, since the Epoxy will at best imperfectly "hide" the chips in the
tiles? Thanks again. FE
The epoxy works quite well, but wears lots faster than the tile, so you'll
need to repair it fairly often.
It will drastically reduce the visibility.
I assume you don't have the chips of tile?
It is possible to remove a tile in an inconspicuous area, and to use it
as a source for raw material for bits to glue down.
Shaping the tile fragments to exact shape is interesting, I've done it
for a bit of glass, with a dremel and diamond dust bits, but it's tricky.
Sort of like a 3D jigsaw.
Would this approach work: There is tile in the kitchen that will be covered
by a fridge. Would it be too much work to remove several pieces of tile in
this location (it's the same size and color as the tile that's chipped), and
use them as replacements for the tiles in the living room that have chips in
them? (Since the "donor tile" in the kitchen would be covered by a fridge,
I could replace it with any color).
Umm...how are you going to get them up without breaking them?
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