If you’re tired of the tile and are ready to rip it out, first consider the option of having the tile refinished instead of replaced. Tiled countertop or tile tub surround can begin to look worn or outdated over time and refinishing is a great alternative to replacing.
Refinishing your tile is about half the price of replacing it with new, and the results are stunning. You won’t even be able to tell it’s the same tile. Reusing and refurbishing an existing material, instead of replacing it with new is also a nice eco-friendly option.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are good candidates for tile refinishing. The first step is to clean the tile, removing, dirt, soap scum and any product residues. Next, any chips or scratches are fixed. You’ll no longer have to live with these annoying imperfections. After that your Nashville tile refinishing expert will apply new grout to the tile, making sure that the new grout lines are filled and even. So, if the current grout just hasn’t been coming clean, you’ll be thrilled with the results of how the new grout will look. After this work is complete, then a series of steps is followed to apply the finish. These steps include the application of primers, bonding agents, numerous topping coats and clear finishes.
Another exciting benefit about refinishing your tile is that you have several options. Tile refinishing companies offer a wide variety of tile colors and textures to complement your décor. Whether you want a simple tile surface repair for chips or cracks, or you’re looking to mix things up and completely change the color of the tile to coordinate with a new color scheme, you’ll find a solution for your needs.
Not only will your tile look absolutely beautiful, but tile refinishing is also very durable. Most tile refinishing companies warranty their work for about five years. One thing to keep in mind is that generally kitchen and bathroom tiles are excellent candidates for tile refinishing. One area that usually does not hold up well to refinishing is tile entryways. Often times there are just too much dirt and grit in these areas, which will damage the new finish.
So, before you rip out your old tile, it’s worth your time to get an estimate on the possibility of refinishing it. It will save you time and money and yield beautiful results. Tub, Tile & Tops serves the Nashville area, including Hendersonville and Brentwood TN, with professional refinishing services. Our expert refinishers provide bathtub refinishing, sink refinishing, countertop refinishing, fiberglass repair and tile refinishing services. Call us at (615) 469-0756 for your free estimate!