Should I Reglaze My Bathroom Tiles

Bathrooms are supposed to look pleasant and offer a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Homeowners need to keep in mind that they have many options for revitalizing the space.  Remodeling a bathroom is an expensive and time-consuming process, and as a result, many individuals accept the state of their bathroom tiles and tub.  One of the most cost-effective and reliable options for making a bathroom look like new is hiring the best tile reglazing South Orange has to offer. Read more

How To Update Bathroom Tile Without Replacing It

How To Update Bathroom Tile Without Replacing It!

If your tile looks a bit outdated, but it’s still in good shape and you’d like to avoid investing thousands of dollars in new tile, you’re in the right place. In this blog, A-1 Tub & Tile Refinishers will discuss a few strategies you can use to update and modernize your bathroom tile – without paying for replacements!

 

  1. Paint The Tile With Urethane-Based Paint To Refresh Its Look 

    Urethane-based paint will adhere well to most types of porcelain tile, and painting your tile can be a cost-effective and fast way to update your bathroom tile, though it’s quite time-consuming if you do it yourself. You can choose a single color, or use multiple colors to create unique mosaic patterns – the only limit is your imagination!

 

  1. Paint The Grout To Update Your Bathroom & To Seal It To Prevent Stains 

    You can also paint your grout to make your bathroom look a bit more appealing. This is a relatively new trend, and while most people choose white grout paint, it’s available in lots of different colors.Best of all, this paint also helps you seal up the grout to keep it durable, and prevents future grout stains. This can really revitalize a bathroom with nasty, stained grout – without requiring you to replace the grout and tile completely.

 

  1. Reglaze Worn-Out Tiles To Restore Their Beauty & Durability 

    Reglazing uses a thin layer of special glaze that’s applied to your bathroom tiles by the professionals at A-1 Tub & Tile. We clean and etch your tile, then spray this glaze, which completely recolors and seals your bathroom tile, leading to a brand-new look – at a fraction of the cost of new tile.

 

  1. Refinish The Tiles To Completely Transform Your Bathroom 

    Tile refinishing is similar to tile reglazing from the A-1 Tub & Tile, since the same basic process is used – a thin layer of enamel is sprayed onto the tiles to completely seal them, recolor them, and make your bathroom look amazing.However, the initial preparation steps are much more involved, so this is much better for worn-out tiles. The tiles and grout will be cleaned, chips will be filled in, and cracks and other damage to tiles can be addressed. Then, the enamel is applied to transform your bathroom tile completely.

 

Get A Consultation With A-1 Tub & Tile Refinishers Now!

At A-1 Tub & Tile Refinishers, we’re experts in tile reglazing and refinishing in New Jersey, and we’re always here to help you transform your bathroom. Contact us online or call now at 908-705-2999 to schedule a no-commitment consultation with our expert team.

 

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How Do You Refinish Old Bathroom Tiles

How Do You Refinish Old Bathroom Tiles?

If you’ve been wondering how to refinish old bathroom tiles, you’re in the right place. Whether you’re attempting a DIY project or you’re hiring a professional to take care of your job, the process of refinishing old bathroom tiles takes just a few simple steps.

 

  1. Clean The Bathroom Tiles Thoroughly
    First, your bathroom tiles must be cleaned thoroughly to remove mildew, soap scum, and the buildup of hard minerals. Your bathroom doesn’t have to look completely perfect, but the cleaner, the better.

 

  1. Etch The Tiles With Acid & Clean Them Again
    When it comes to refinishing old bathroom tiles, preparation is everything. The next step is to etch the tiles with a special acid solution. This acid functions similarly to sandpaper, removing the glossy finish of the tile and replacing it with a matte finish.This is important because the enamel that will be painted onto your tiles needs a rough surface to adhere to. If it was sprayed directly onto a smooth, glossy surface, it would just peel away after a few months or years, leaving you with sub-par results.

    Once the tiles have been etched with acid, they’ll be cleaned again to remove any remaining contaminants to ensure that the enamel can create a long-lasting bond on the tile surface.

 

  1. Replace Grout Or Caulk (If Necessary)
    At this point, it may be a good idea to replace any worn-out caulk around fixtures like your toilet, bathtub, shower, or any other plumbing fixtures in your bathroom. If some of your tiles are loose, they may also need to be regrouted. This will ensure that you get long-lasting results from your bathroom tile refinishing project.

 

  1. Spray Multiple Coats Of Liquid Enamel
    Once your tiles have been cleaned, prepared, and regrouted, it’s time to complete the process. Multiple layers of liquid enamel will be sprayed onto your tiles, covering up the original tile and giving it a brand-new, beautiful finish. After this, the tile must be left alone to cure for at least 12-24 hours before it’s walked on or exposed to water.

 

Want To Refinish Your Old Bathroom Tiles? Contact Us Today!

At A-1 Tile & Tub Refinishers, we can handle bathroom refinishing projects of all types. If your tiles are looking old and worn-out, we can refinish your old bathroom tiles and provide you with a beautiful bathroom you can feel proud of. Contact us online or call us at  908-705-2999 to get started.

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