Chips in fake travertine tiles

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Old 06-08-14, 11:31 AM
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Question Chips in fake travertine tiles

The top of the toilet fell down and took some chips out of some tiles. The tiles are very inconvenient to replace (need to remove baseboard and make new cuts for the toilet). I'm concerned that water may absorb through these chipped floor tiles (they are next to a shower after all) as well as the appearance.

Home improvement store had no advice beyond putting some caulk over the chip.

Any suggestions on how to seal and hide these blemishes?

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Thomas
 
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Old 06-09-14, 03:20 AM
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Welcome to the forums Thomas!

I wouldn't use caulking! It doesn't dry hard and will attract dirt IMO it would be better to use grout but I'm a painter, not a tile guy - hang on and see what they have to say
 
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Old 06-09-14, 05:51 AM
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It is a surface chip and not a crack, the tile will not absorb water. However, it will look unsightly and short of replacing, not much will help. What you have lost is the top glaze coat and some of the colored pattern to the tile. If the chip was saved, we may be able to get it to stick back in place. Some thing like appliance paint or fingernail polish would reglaze the area, but you will be hard pressed to match the color.
 
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Old 06-09-14, 10:13 AM
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Yeah, I agree -- I thought caulk was a very unusual suggestion.
 
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Old 06-09-14, 02:29 PM
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Home improvement store had no advice...
Everyone should commit this phrase to memory. The experts are here, not wearing a blue or orange vest, or someone who will profit from up selling a unnecessary upgrade or a commissioned sales person. Get your multiple quotes, make notes, use logic and verify here if necessary.

 
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