Can tile flooring colors be changed?

Can tile flooring colors be changed?

You love that tile flooring is so long-lasting, but we all need a change after a while. The good news is you don't have to replace the tile.

Just paint them. When done correctly, it will become an impressive, fresh upgrade to your home, even in high-traffic areas like the kitchen or bath. 

What to consider first

Is your tile flooring in good shape? Tiles need to be level, so if there are cracks, chips, or scratches, it might not be a good choice.

Clean them thoroughly. Dust, dirt, grease, mold, etc., prevent the paint from sticking.

Always have a professional paint your ceramic or porcelain tiles. Also, know that paint will cover the tile's original characteristics.   

Grout lines will most likely be painted over as well.

Where you shouldn’t do it

Avoid shower walls. Constant exposure to water and moisture makes them susceptible to fading, peeling, or blistering.

Not all paint can be used

Epoxy paint is best. Avoid water-based paint because it'll disintegrate; regular wall paint won't stick.

Epoxy paint stands up to abrasion and cleaners. Alkyd urethane, enamel, and silicone-based paint are also used.

Finally, understand that it’s not a permanent solution

The painting extends the life of your porcelain or ceramic tile. It's also a cost-effective and fast way to upgrade your home.

Eventually, though, it will peel. You can slow the peeling process using mats and area rugs, especially in high-traffic areas.

Visit us for top-quality tile flooring in South Florida

The designers at Exclusive Flooring are just waiting for you to come in. We'll show you how creative you can be with tile flooring. You'll see top brands like Dal-tile, Surface Art, Tesoro, American Olean, and more.

Our family-owned company has outstanding technical knowledge, superior services, and decades of experience. Visit us today in Boca Raton, FL. We service Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Coral Springs, Parkland, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington, and Miami.