How to Match Ceramic Tiles


Ceramic tile is durable and a common choice for bathrooms, kitchens and even floors in new and remodeled homes. The tiles can be damaged, however, and if one of them breaks or chips you will have to replace it. Matching the tile can be done with a little patience and perseverance.

Things You'll Need

  • Scraper or flat-head screwdriver
  • Remove the damaged tile by gently prying it from the wall or floor with a scraper or flat-head screwdriver.

  • Clean the piece of tile with water to remove any debris and grout. Dry with a clean paper towel.

  • Take the piece of tile to your local home improvement store or tile store. Consult with a clerk about the piece of tile you are trying to match.

  • Check the potential tile for size, shape, color and pattern. Don't forget about thickness.

  • Decide on a close match and purchase the amount of tiles needed. Don't forget to buy grout and tools for installing the tile.

Tips & Warnings

  • Take your time. Try to visit as many tile stores and home improvement stores as possible to match the ceramic tile pattern. If you can't find a match you like, consider installing a solid-color tile in place of the damaged tile.

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