How to fill cracks in marble tile

Written by sarah morse
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Marble is a strong and durable stone, but even it cannot resist natural cracking due to wear and tear. When marble tiles crack, it's important to fix it quickly, to avoid risk of further cracking in the same tile, as well as the surrounding tiles. Once repaired, the tile will look like new. Once you've filled the cracks, your marble tile will once again be attractive, and you can use it for years to come.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Acetone
  • Epoxy or marble cement repair
  • Paintbrush

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Inspect the tile and try to find the source of the crack. Cracks over multiple tiles in an area indicates that your subfloor may be failing. If the grout is chipped away and the tile is loose, this could be the reason for the crack. In these cases, remove the tile completely and fix the underlying problem before trying to simply fill the crack.

  2. 2

    Clean the area around the crack completely. Any dirt or grime on the crack will prevent the glue from adhering properly. Acetone is the best cleaner for this.

  3. 3

    Mix the epoxy glue or marble repair cement, if necessary, following the directions on the package. Apply the glue directly to the edges of the crack, using a small paintbrush for easy maneuverability. Push together the pieces of marble to seal the crack.

  4. 4

    Allow the adhesive to cure according to the package directions. Avoid walking on the area during this time. If the tile is lose, reapply grout to keep it in place.

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