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Ceramic Tile Refinishing

Is tile refinishing worth it?

Ceramic tile refinishing is a much better option to replacing ceramic tile because it is both time and cost effective. It is not only more practical, but also less of a hassle than new tile and you avoid the mess of removal and replacement. Tile refinishing is also far superior to an over the counter DIY tile repair kit.


Frequently asked questions about ceramic tile refinishing.

What type of tile can be refinished?

We only refinish ceramic and porcelain tile. See our tile refinishing gallery for examples of our work.

Can you refinish ceramic tile yourself?

Short answer is yes, you can refinish your tile yourself. But only if you’re ready to take on a big project that involves a steep learning curve, a high risk of ruining an expensive to replace fixture, and working directly with dangerous caustic chemicals.

Also consider that since DIY tile refinishing kits are inferior to the products we use, then even the best technician will get questionable results with substandard materials. It is a far cheaper and an easier option to enjoy a professional porcelain and ceramic tile refinishing service. That way it’s done right in one day or less and you get a warranty on the materials and labor.

Does Ceramic Tile Refinishing last?

With proper care, your new surface finish will last 10-15 years or longer. The glazing compound we use on ceramic tile is extremely hard and durable. However, as you might expect, improper care, higher-use areas, and excessive moisture may experience a reduction in lifespan.

How do you clean a refinished tile surface?

For regular cleaning, use a mild non-abrasive liquid cleaner and water and a soft wash cloth or a sponge. If the cleaning tool is safe for Teflon surfaces then it’s okay for your refinished tile surface too.

Why replace when you can refinish for a fraction of the cost?

Do you have a colorfully tiled bathroom right out of the 1950s, 60’s or 70’s such as pink, teal, or goldenrod? Most people either live with it or remove and replace. But a third option, refinishing tile, tubs, and sinks, is rapidly becoming the favorite fix for homeowners on a budget. It’s a fix that requires neither the time nor cost of a full removal demolition type of renovation yet can be nearly as transformative.

Can you reglaze tile a different color?

Sherwin Williams Custom Colors for bathtub refinishing

If you’re ready for a tile color change you don’t have to replace them when ceramic tile refinishing is a better option. We have lots of popular colors to choose from. In fact, and color you want is available on the Sherwin Williams color chart.

The new surface coating is sprayed using an HVLP (High Pressure Low Volume) spray system. This type of system enables us to provide a smooth finish that looks like new. When doing tile walls, we are actually spraying over the grout as well as the tile. It’s only a few millimeters thick, so the grooves won’t be filled in. This means both grout and tile will end up one uniform color AND more importantly, the porous grout will not we permanently sealed making it much more difficult for mold and mildew to invade.

Typically, it takes less than a day to complete our process and then you need to let it cure for 10 hours for our solid colors.

Top 5 Benefits of Ceramic Tile Refinishing

One day bathroom remodel ceramic tile refinishing contractor Surface Renew Arkansas.

1. Cost-Effective Upgrade: Ceramic tile refinishing provides a budget-friendly alternative to replacing tiles entirely. Buyers appreciate the cost savings while still achieving a fresh and modern look.

2. Time Efficiency: Refinishing allows for a quicker turnaround compared to the lengthy process of tile replacement. This is particularly attractive to buyers looking to move in or renovate promptly.

3. Customization Options: Refinishing opens the door to various color and texture options, allowing buyers to tailor the tiles to their preferred aesthetic without the limitations of existing tile choices.

4. Eco-Friendly Choice: Opting for refinishing over tile replacement is environmentally responsible, reducing the need for new materials and minimizing waste. Buyers with a green mindset appreciate the sustainability aspect.

5. Increased Home Value: A well-executed ceramic tile refinishing can enhance the overall appearance of a space, contributing to increased home value. Buyers see it as a valuable investment that improves the property’s appeal.

What This Means to You

Choosing ceramic tile refinishing brings several meaningful benefits to homeowners and property managers. First off, the cost-effectiveness is a big win. It means you can give your space a facelift without burning through your budget. Who doesn’t appreciate a good deal?

Then there’s the time factor. Life is busy, and refinishing takes significantly less time than ripping out and replacing tiles. It’s a quicker route to enjoying your upgraded space without the prolonged disruption.

Customization is a gem of a benefit. Having options for colors and textures means your space reflects your unique style. It’s like adding a personal touch that makes your home truly yours.

Going green matters these days. By choosing refinishing over replacement, you’re making an eco-friendly choice. It’s a small but impactful way to contribute to sustainability and reduce your renovation’s environmental impact.

And let’s not forget about increased home value. Your home is an investment, and a well-done refinishing job not only boosts its resale potential but also gives you that satisfying feeling of a home well cared for and improved.

Transform Your Bathroom Tile from Dated to Modern in One Day

Maybe you’ve heard of it by another name: Reglazing bathroom tiles is also called resurfacing, refinishing, or even painting (though the last isn’t entirely accurate), depending on whom you’re talking to. But the process is the same.

For residential services, we come to your home and, after a deep cleaning of the areas of interest, spray and bond a thin opaque coat of glossy enamel on the tile surfaces. Change tile color in bathroom, refinish tile shower, ! We can do the sink, tub, shower and countertops too. This process completely transforms the room from old, dull and drab to new, modern, and fabulous in a matter of hours.


Do you have ceramic tile refinishing questions? We have answers! Please contact us for a prompt and friendly reply.

Bob Kennedy and Ryan Schatz, Owners of Surface Renew ceramic tile refinishing Arkansas.
Bob Kennedy and Ryan Schatz, Owners of Surface Renew Arkansas

Company: Surface Renew, Inc.
Arkansas Central Office: 501-920-9326
Arkansas Northwest Office: 479-226-0703

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