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How to Update Old Tile

Just because you have old tile doesn't mean you have to replace it. If you know how to update old tile you can transform even a powder puff pink bathroom into a modern contemporary spa. Tile is expensive to replace. Fortunately, you have options.

  • Faux paint. Paint the wall above the tile, using layers of color that relate to the old tile.

  • Throw down an area rug. Rugs are great for covering offending flooring. Choose one that picks up and plays back the colors in your wall treatments.

  • Paint over the tile. Most tile can be repainted, but you have to purchase paint that is specifically designed for use over tile.

  • Apply wall covering above the tile. Using a wall pattern that incorporates several colors, including that of the old tiles can distract the viewer from the old tile.

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