Ugly tiles
aiannittihulse
February 11, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Is there way to change the color of the tiles on my kichen floor?
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Ironwood Builders
If they are ceramic or porcelain...no. If they are natural stone, it may be possible to stain the stone...depending on what it is. Granite...no. Limestone, travertine and marble...maybe. No amount of lipstick will make the pig kissable though. Stain is transparent and dark areas of the tile will stay dark, light areas will be darker, or a different color, but will attain the relative value they had to the dark areas before. Best of luck!
February 11, 2013 at 7:40am     
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Cancork Floor Inc.
Great info, Ironwood. If the "lipstick approach" doesn't work, a floating floor can be installed over top the tiles. You can choose between vinyl planks (water proof), laminate (not water proof), or cork floating flooring (water resistant) to help with the flooring.

A piece of advice: a floating floor is only as good as it's underlay. A bad laminate can be made a bit better with a high end underlay. A high end floor can be made "bad" by low end underlay. Over a tiled floor, I would recommend 3mm CORK underlay because of it's density and it's ability to deaden sounds/protect both floors from each other.

Just a thought.
February 11, 2013 at 10:26am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
centaurita
I saw this post earlier today and thought there wasn't anything that could be done. I got a new Handyman magazine today and I just now saw something in it that might be something for you to look at. It is called Rust-oleum Tile Transformations. The article gives this website:.
Rustoleumtransformations.com
Good luck.
February 11, 2013 at 5:20pm   
Sign Up to comment
Related Discussions
Accent/paint color for washroom to "go" with ugly tile
I need ideas on what colours I can use to accent my...
Ugly Tile Floors
Is it possible to paint a tile floor as a short term...
Ugly tiled ceiling needs a makeover!
This is the ceiling in our bonus room. Has anyone ever...
Painting Or Staining UGLY Vinyl Floor Tiles
Has anyone ever tried,(and been successful ???), painting...
What color to paint this bathroom with ugly tiles?
I will be changing the flooring as soon as I have the...
More Discussions
Decorating around saltillo tile
Hi Houzzies! I have a design dilemma (one of many to...
Displaying objects in small home
Small house...and I am a collector! By small...1400...
Where do your pets sleep in your house?
Do your treasured pets have a special bed just for...
Dining Chair Question
Hi there! We have a chunky mango wood dining table...
Need help with this guest room
This room is very small. I had the head board made...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™