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Video: How To Replace Broken Tile

By on Aug 10, 2016
Video: How To Replace Broken Tile

You spent good money to make your floor tile shine, but more often than not, that tile is going to wear and eventually, break. Fortunately, rather than hiring a pro to repair your broken tile, you can fix it yourself.

No matter how the tile broke, the way to prevent two or more broken tiles is to repair it carefully. We sought out our good friends at MyFixItUpLife to show us how to easily remove and replace broken tile.

Tools Needed

  • Hammer
  • Painter’s Multi-Tool
  • Notched Trowel
  • Sponge Float
  • Grout Sponge
  • Rags
  • Margin Trowel (for mixing)
  • 2-Gallon Bucket
  • Thin Set
  • Grout

Tips for Fixing Broken Tile

  • Always remove broken tile carefully.
  • Forgo the sledgehammer and just use a hammer and a painter’s multi-tool.
  • Remove all leftover thin set before adding new tile.
  • A little water goes a long way with the thin set.
  • You can butter the floor and below the tile for a smoother finish.
  • Don’t forget about grout.


Repairing broken tile is not as hard as it looks. It may be messy, but when done right, can save you hundreds on a tile repair bills. 

For more visual, DIY guidance, please see all of Mark and Theresa’s DIY videos.

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