Broken Floor Tiles?

Mortgage and Lending with loanDepot (203) 733-9408 NMLS 728949

A common problem - one floor tile with a hairline crack or a chip. Here is an inexpensive suggestion. A lot of times extra building supplies like roof tiles, floor tiles, etc. are under the basement stairs too. But when you have no other choice, this is a great improvised solution.

Original content by Julia Maher

Is your Connecticut house on the market and you have broken floor tiles?  Are they so old you can't find matching replacements?  Buyers are looking for move-in ready homes, not projects.  Try looking for replacements in your house.  That's right.  You might have replacement tiles right under your nose.  Or under the stove, or fridge, or dishwasher, or cabinets, or washer, or dryer...

Broken Tile

Sellers often ask this Fairfield County Home Stager for easy fixes to small problems when I'm doing a Staging Consultation.  This broken tile is in a hallway that also leads to a bathroom as well as the laundry - all with the same tile floor.  I suggested removing a tile from under the washing machine and using it as a replacement.  It wouldn't be noticed, and it happened to be the most accessible for easy removal.  Another, similar, tile in the right size went under the washing machine, and the hall floor now looks perfect.  The seller was thrilled with this simple solution.  Thanks to this tip and the other Staging recommendations, the house sold in under 30 days.

Call a professional Home Stager for other quick solutions.  Happy Staging!

Julia Vigneron Maher, Nestings Home Staging & Model Home Design:  Award-Winning Staging for Model, Vacant and Occupied Homes in Fairfield County, CT (including Fairfield, Southport, Westport, Trumbull, Monroe, Newtown, Stratford, Easton, Weston, Wilton, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, Greenwich) and Connecticut.




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Comments (5)

Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

What a great idea to look under an appliance!

Jan 26, 2011 01:44 PM
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Dana~  Sometimes the obvious is not so obvious!  That is a great idea! 

Jan 26, 2011 01:47 PM
Dana Voelzke
loanDepot (203) 733-9408 - Bethel, CT
Loan Officer/ First time home buyer specialist

Sharon, yes, I thought so too.

Hello Vickie. I am a fan of easy solutions, espectially when they are free!

Jan 26, 2011 01:51 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Sometimes the simple idea is the best and easiest solution.

I have a broken tile( only one) and it is right in the middle, I'll check if we can somehow find a replacement for it. Good choice for re-blogging!

Jun 05, 2014 04:02 PM
Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo

Dana - That was really nice of you to reblog Julia's post - and comment on mine so I saw it!  Thanks so much!

Dec 18, 2014 10:07 AM