Saturday, May 26, 2012

Fixing Nicks in Tile Floors

 Big gouge in floor (BEFORE)
Do any of you have nicks, gouges, etc. in your tile floor??  Working in a  kitchen, especially, things drop, for goodness sakes!!  I was frustrated by this and even went to my local Lowes to ask what to do.  No one seemed to  have an answer besides replacing the tile. Well, I decided to take things into my own hands.  Here's what I came up with....CRAYONS!!  I picked out two that I thought would work and boy, oh boy, they really did the trick!  In fact, the crayon kind of fills in the hole and STAYS there!  I actually had to dig out my worst hole in order to show you and I had fixed it months ago.  In that accident, I dropped a favorite rectangular platter that I won, years ago,  at a Taste of Home cooking show.

The nick is between the crayons, filled in and barely noticeable!!

Hooray, even if it washes out over time, I'll fill it in again.

I am sharing this with:

                                                                Metamorphosis Monday
                                                                Mix It Up Monday!
                                                                Your Cozy Home Party
                                                                Cowgirl Up!
                                                                Wow Us Wednesday
                                                                Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits


  1. You are genius, seriously!

    Do we have gouges???? Oh, yes indeed, we do!

    I have a plain tile though - wonder if I would have as much luck as you with a moderately colored one - you completely hid your gouge, Kitty. Well done!

  2. Now that's a neat fix! It turned out great, can't even tell there was a nick:@)

  3. Fantastic, you are brilliant!! Thank You for sharing this tip with us and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and a very happy and safe Memorial Day.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment.
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  4. Great tip, Kitty! Hope you have a great Memorial Day. Suzy

  5. Kitty, what a great idea and so simple. You are a Genius! Thanks for sharing this great tip. Hope you have a very nice holiday today.
    Miz Helen

  6. I am the most clumsy person ever, and forever dropping things and harming our tile floors! This is *so* helpful! There will be much less of a scare the next time I drop something! Thank you, Kitty! :)

  7. What a great tip! Thanks for sharing that, Kitty...Christine

  8. Great idea, Kitty, and thanks for the tip!! Thank you for coming by for a visit at Bunny Cottage. Have a terrific week, my friend~Vicki

  9. Wow! That's great. I can't even tell where the gouge was . Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.

  10. Kitty this is a fabulous idea!

  11. This is a great idea Kitty. We have tile all throughout our main floor. Unusual I know, but we have 4 dogs and for our lifestyle tile is better than carpet or wood. There are several places that have nicks, so I'll have to dig in my crayon box to see if there is a way to hide them.

    I love this idea, so I'm going to put it on twitter for more people to see it. Thanks for linking up to Your Cozy Home Party!

  12. Kitty, what a fantastic tip! Thank you for sharing! Visiting from the Bunny Hop.

  13. What a great idea! So simple --- I couldn't even see where the spot was after you fixed it. Who says coloring is for kids!

  14. Looks good. You are very clever.

  15. Hi Kitty!

    OMGosh, this is crazy easy and looks like it did a really good job!

    Thanks for sharing at my party this week!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  16. That is just crazy cool for sure! What a whiz you are!

  17. Great idea, its to simple to follow on floor

  18. KItty, This is genius! What a great tip!!!!! Thanks for sharing in on TTT!

  19. I never thought that tile flooring could be fixed with crayons! I'm definitely gonna try this one out at home.

  20. Fixing nicks on a tile floor with crayon is a great idea! That’s a pretty nifty (not to mention cheap) way of hiding any nicks and scratches. But if the damage is considerable, maybe replacing the tile would be better. After all, I doubt it would look pleasant seeing a large scratch on a tile made to look less noticeable with some crayon.

    Alana Geikie


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