Is tricky, time-consuming tile work complicating your renovation project and taking a toll on your wallet? Wondering how to update your bathroom decor without ripping out the tiling? Don’t worry! We have a range of ideas on how to freshen up your bathroom decor without doing major work.
Here are some ways you can refresh your flooring without ripping out your tiles. First, it’s important to thoroughly clean the tiles and joints, remove mould, and sand the surface to remove any irregularities.
Consider covering your old tiles with a floating vinyl floor. This type of flooring is available in wood and other realistic imitation finishes. Before installing a floating floor, you will need to lay a foam underlayment to keep out moisture and cushion the floor. Since a floating floor doesn’t adhere directly to the tiles, it’s easy to remove if you ever want to give your tile a second chance.
Vinyl sheet flooring is a great way to update your bathroom decor. You will need to adhere a plywood underlayment to the tile before installing the vinyl. However, this means if you ever want to remove the vinyl, you’ll have to remove the tiles along with it.
A coat of paint
Painting your tiles is an affordable way to revitalize a room. Opt for a glossy finish, as limescale is more visible on a matte finish. Be sure to select a paint designed for use on tile. Clean the tiles, apply a primer and paint. Make sure to finish with a coat of clear sealer or varnish to maximize durability.
If you want a quick, lasting change, resin creates a waterproof seal and prevents mould. Sand the surface and then use a foam roller to apply the resin and hardener over the entire surface. Wait 24 hours and apply a transparent resin as a sealant.
Self-adhesive imitation ceramic tiles are available in a wide range of patterns, colours and sizes. Before you buy, be sure to check that they are suitable for use on a bathroom floor.