Tile floors are a beautiful and durable flooring option in any home, including in a finished basement. However, floor tile isn’t impervious to cracking and may break due to improper installation, extreme temperature changes, too much weight, or dropping a heavy object in the wrong spot. Homeowners can easily mend hairline cracks in floor tiles with a few simple tools, including a popsicle stick or toothpick and a chemical compound known as epoxy. Repairing a cracked floor tile can avoid complete replacement, however, if the tile is shattered, chipped, or has a large crack, it may be best to replace the tile. Learn how to repair a cracked floor tile in 5 simple steps.