How to Fix a Cracked Kitchen Tile Backsplash

  • 2-4 hours
  • Beginner
  • 25-125
What You'll Need
Tile adhesive
Grout mixture
Tile replacement

Your kitchen tile backsplash can have chipped edges or to some extent get cracked or broken. Although most may resort to changing the entire backsplash with a new one, it is often more practical to just repair the damage. To restore it, here are steps for you to follow.

Step 1 - Removal of the Damaged Tile

Identify which part of the backsplash needs repair and work on this spot. Start by removing the surrounding grout around the damaged tile. Use chisel and hammer and work slowly around the grout line, being careful not to damage the adjoining tile. Remove the damaged tile once the grout has been fully taken out. Clean the surface before proceeding to the next step.

Step 2 - Installation of the New Tile and Regrouting

Put ample amount of tile adhesive on the back of the new tile and place it on the space where the old tile was removed. On its side, spread grout mixture, ensuring that the spaces are evenly filled. Clean off excess grout. Allow this spot to dry before using it again.