While changing the way that your tile looks might not change your life, it can breathe new life into your home. When thinking about renovating your kitchen or bathroom, the first thing that you likely consider is investing in new tile. However, tile can be expensive, especially if your tile is constructed out of pricier materials. If you have already invested in the tile that you love, it often makes much more sense to protect your original investment instead of investing, even more, money into a space that you hoped would last a lifetime. Reglazing Tile is a process that allows you to save money and effort while still giving your space an overwhelmingly statement-making overhaul.
What is Reglazing Tile?
Reglazing Tile is part of an umbrella of terms. Tile refinishing is a process that involves more than one step. Let’s take a look at this process step by step to understand better how this kind of renovation works to give your space a much-needed facelift:
Step One: Caulking is trimmed.
By removing old caulking, reglazing can occur from every aspect of your tile – not merely the portions that are visible to the eye. This also allows the wall beneath your work surface to dry out if it is damp.
Step Two: The surface of the tile is cleaned.
If you have ever noticed how long soap scum and grease can live on the exterior of your tile, even after a hearty scrub, then you already know that this step is important. You want your old tile to look brand-new, and this step ensures that after tile reglazing, no one will know that you reworked old tile in place of buying new slabs.
Step Three: The surface is etched.
To maintain a high bond strength, the surface of the tile will need to be etched. This creates an even, stable surface for this process of bonding to occur.
Step Four: Chip repairs are made, and masking occurs.
Epoxy resin blends or fast cures are used to make any chip repairs during the tile refinishing process. In combination with heat, these repairs are long-lasting and add years of life to old tile. Once chip repairs are made, masking begins which protect healthy portions of tile from bonding agents.
Step Five: The spray coating is applied.
Several coats of spray coating are applied to the finished results. Smooth and thick, the spray is left to dry to complete the tile refinishing.
The end of results of reglazing tile is truly astonishing, offering your home a new look for less. Impressively cost-efficient, tile reglazing protects your investment, providing you with many more years of enjoying the unique beauty of your home. After your done with your bathroom tile project you should consider giving updating the look of your bathtub. Bathtub reglazing can be the perfect low cost solution. To find out more go to our bathtub reglazing page.