How to fix a crack along shower tiles?

Discussion in 'Tilers' Talk' started by Azzamean, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Azzamean

    Azzamean New Member

    I've just purchased a new flat and plan to makeover everything eventually.
    I've noticed that the shower has a few cracks along some tiles.

    https://imgur.com/pUOXH8K

    https://imgur.com/KMLzpaV

    Though I understand there there could be water damage. **I don't want to replace any whole tiles yet**...

    Is there anything I can use to fill in the crack to at least make it waterproof?

    Went to screwfix and was recommended to use this. But I noticed it says grout?
    https://www.screwfix.com/p/mapei-waterproof-fix-grout-white-1-5kg/64982

    Would this be suitable to spread over the cracked tile. And then wipe over with a damp cloth to even it out?
     
  2. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Understand that this is a temporary repair but grout needs a decent depth (full tile thickness) and width (maybe 2mm) to give it some strength. Looking at pics, don’t think ur gonna get much grout in the cracks

    Think as a temporary fix I would use clear or white silicone. Really force silicone into crack using a plastic scraper and remove excess from tile face

    Once silicone dry, this will bond well to tile and form a watertight seal

    Not done this myself but can see it working as a temp fix no problem :)
     
  3. nigel willson

    nigel willson Well-Known Member

    I’ve used clear stick back plastic b4 as a temporary measure
     
  4. Azzamean

    Azzamean New Member

    Cheers guys, I ended up using a clear silicone for the job!
     

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