Ugly tiles
February 11, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Is there way to change the color of the tiles on my kichen floor?
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Ironwood Builders
If they are ceramic or If they are natural stone, it may be possible to stain the stone...depending on what it is. 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     
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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   
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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:.
Good luck.
February 11, 2013 at 5:20pm   
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