3 simple ideas to renovate the tiles in your bathroom or kitchen
Discover how you can easily renovate your kitchen or bathroom tiles with our 3 simple ideas.
Here's how you do it
Option 1 - Re-grout your tiles:
Simple but effective - you can easily renovate your bathroom or kitchen with newly grouted tiles. You will need:
- multifunction tool
- suitable segment saw blade
- hand vacuum cleaner
- utility knife
- protective clothing (work gloves, face mask, goggles)
Start by removing the joints with the multi-function tool and the segment saw blade attachment. Make sure not to damage the tiles. Use a utility knife to remove tricky sections or leftover residue. Then clean the joints with a hand vacuum.
Once you have removed the joints, you can apply the new grout. First, prepare the new grout as indicated on the packaging. Then spread the mixture over the tiles using a spatula. Remove the excess remainder with a sponge. When everything has dried properly, you clean the tiles thoroughly.
Option 2 – Renovate your tiles by adding a varnish:
Choose a tile varnish in your favorite colour to redesign your kitchen or bathroom tiles. You will need:
- paint roller with tray
- floor cover
- masking tape
First, thoroughly clean the tiles and, if necessary, glue the joints (including silicone joints) or remove them. The apply masking tape to the edges of the tiles and cover furniture with a protective cover.
Apply the tile adhesion evenly and leave to dry. Once this has dried, you can apply the paint, some paints may require a sealant. Once you're done, it's best to remove the masking tape when the paint hasn’t completely dried.
Option 3 - Refurbish your tiles with an adhesive film:
For this option, you will need the following materials and tools:
- cordless screwdriver (IXO)
- cutting attachment for the IXO
- set square
- tape measure
- grout pen
- adhesive film suitable for damp rooms
Check the measurements of your tiles and transfer to the adhesive film using a tape measure and a pen. Then cut out the pieces of the adhesive film using the cutting attachment for the IXO. Next, place the adhesive film neatly, tile by tile onto your wall. It’s best to keep the film at regular intervals using a set square or a ruler to prevent bubbles from forming.
A Tip: You can purchase tile films tailored to standard sized tiles in the hardware stores.
If you want to renew the joints without replacing them, you can lighten them with a special grout pen as soon as all the tiles have been re-furbished.
For more tips on how to easily remodel your home, check out our 7 tips for adding more colour to your living room - or get inspired by our 4 tips for giving your kitchen a fresh new look.