Remodel vs. Refinish: Understanding the Proper Method for Refinishing Tile

When it is time for a bathroom or kitchen upgrade, homeowners are left with the decision to do a complete remodel or refinish outdated or damaged tile. While remodels may be necessary for tile that has completely degraded or that has led to water damage, it is often possible to simply refinish tile that needs a color change or has a few cosmetic flaws such as scratches and fading. Refinishing tile has several benefits over remodeling since it can be finished in a day versus the several weeks that tearing out an entire bathroom often requires, and it is less expensive since it requires fewer materials. As you plan your tile refinishing project, here are the steps that are involved for doing the job properly. (more…)