Ceramic tile refinishing is a process that involves specialized equipment, primers, bonding agents, top coats and clear finishes. Tile refinishing creates a seamless, non-porous, heat resistant and scratch resistant surface. If it does happen to get scratched, it can be easily repaired, unlike stone and man-made solid surfaces.
Is Ceramic Tile Refinishing Right for Your Home?
Ceramic tile refinishing can be done on almost any tile surface. You should consider how the surface is going to be used and how much wear and tear it will get. Tile in bathrooms and kitchens will be exposed to moisture and refinishing is a great option. Tile on kitchen countertops are also good candidate for refinishing. Bathroom floors can also be refinished, but high traffic areas like entryways can have abrasive grit that can damage the floors and probably isn’t a good candidate for refinishing. Tile countertops and walls are usually found in kitchens and bathrooms. Tile surfaces are popular because they are very durable and can be done in many colors and textures. It’s also a good idea to use lighter colors that have a matte finish so scratches will be less noticeable.
If you’re looking to have new tile installed, consider refinishing the tile you already have. It’s a great way to save money, it’s a green alternative and you’ll save time because you’ll skip the process of removing the old tile.
Refinish or Replace Ceramic Tile Floors
Tiles that are scratched or chipped can almost always be refinished rather than replaced. Scratches and chips can be filled, repaired and refinished in a way that the surface will look like new. Grout lines in tile surfaces are porous and can become discolored or stain. To avoid this, it’s important to seal grout after it has been installed and periodically after that so it can always look great. You can test whether or not the grout needs to be resealed with a simple water test. Splash some water onto the grout lines and see it if beads up. If it does not bead up, it’s time to reseal. If you allow grout to become stained it is very hard to clean it. One big benefit or tile refinishing is that the grout will also be sealed permanently. Permanently means grout lines will never stain again and be just as easy to clean as the tile! Tile refinishing is almost always more cost efficient than replacing them. You can save as much as 75% of total replacement costs when you refinish them. It’s also faster than replacing. Tile replacement can also be very messy. It can take days to demo and replace tile, maybe weeks. Refinishing a kitchen or bathroom can be done within a day.
Ceramic Tile Refinishing & More in Irving, Plano, Garland, Mesquite, Arlington & Greater Dallas, Texas
Tile refinishing is an affordable, durable and beautiful alternative to tile removal and replacement, but it’s important to hire professionals to do it. Ceramic tiles that are painted with a spray enamel or with epoxy will not look as good as professional tile refinishing. Chips Tub & Tile Refinishing offers tile refinishing services. Contact us today!