Changing your old tiles can be done without having to tear them up. You can paint them. For some people, painting is actually fun. But if you’re like the others who find it tedious and boring, worry not for painting tiles is easy and you’ll be finished before you know it. Before starting with the paint however, use a primer paint to prep the tiles. This allows the paint to stick and last much longer.
Old and discolored tile floors will profit from new paint. The room will look better as well. Before applying paint, remember to use a primer paint first as this allows the paint to stick better to the tiles. It is advisable to use a glossy overcoat after. It seals the paint in for a more polished look. After the paintwork, you can further enhance the room by using floor coverings, particularly area rugs.
There are basically two types of paint that you can use when you are painting tile floors. These are latex or enamel paints. Latex paints are less harmful when it comes to fumes and are water soluble. Enamel paints contain more toxic fumes and need to be cleaned up with paint thinner or alcohol. Enamel paints will not be as quick to come up off of the floor as will latex paints and have a tendency to wear better. Latex paints will come up with wear and need a gloss overcoat. If you use a gloss enamel paint, you can get the entire project done quicker.
One way to paint the tile floor is to use a spray paint. Using a fast drying, enamel spray paint is quick and efficient, as well as inexpensive. Be sure to have proper ventilation when you are using spray enamel to paint a tile floor. Allow the floor to dry for a few hours before you put down any area rugs.
In using area rugs for a tile floor kitchen or bathroom, choose ones that are heavy enough to avoid slipping accidents but light enough to be taken off easily for a laundry. If you need a man to roll it up and carry it to the basement, your area rug is insanely heavy. Are you sure it isn’t a carpet? Anyway, ensure that the rugs stay put when you walk on them. You don’t want any broken bones. You can actually buy rug guards used for securing the rug to the floor. Tiles can be dangerously slippery when wet, so it’s better to invest in something that will protect you and your family from those kind of accidents.
The area rugs that you choose for the bathroom should be easy to wash and preferably rubber backed, to prevent them from slipping. This is important in any area where you have water as the floor can become slippery when wet. While you may want to use heavy area rugs in the kitchen, you will probably want to consider light weight area rugs for the bathroom with a rubber backing so that they can be tossed into the wash for easy cleaning.