If a hard object is dropped onto a glazed tile, there is a chance of it chipping the tile. Naturally, the bigger, heavier, harder, and sharper the object being dropped, and the greater the height; the more likely it is to chip the tile.
Stones trapped in the soles of shoes and metal tips on stiletto heels can also chip tiles because the effect can be a hard impact onto the tile over a very small area.
A chip caused by impact will generally manifest as a crater in the glaze and chip through to the biscuit of the tile.
A glaze imperfection or bubble that chips off will leave the bottom part of the bubble still glazed to the biscuit.
It is not really all that common for tiles to chip, especially when we consider how many millions of tiles are laid in Australia each year. The reputation that ceramic tiles have for durability and strength generally leads a homeowner to assume that the tile must have a fault if chips appear. Causes of chipped tiles may include:
The only way to remedy this situation is to remove the chipped tile and replace it. If the chip(s) are caused by impact:
Contact Beaumont Tiles and we will help if we can