Should You Restore Or Replace Glass Tiles
You may have a tired outdated older home or you might be shopping for a new home and discover that you like everything about some houses but certain cosmetic issues hold you back. If the home doesn’t have structural, electrical or plumbing problems, then there is good news.
Don’t let old wallpaper, carpet that is thread bare or dingy or damaged tile keep you from living in a house you otherwise love.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy some upgrades can be and the huge impact small steps can make to make a home more stylish.
Bathroom glass tiles on the walls, floor, in the shower and on the counter tops as well as backsplash glass tiles in the kitchen can be restored or replaced at a reasonable cost.
Glass tiles are very durable and can last for years and years. However, there are times when they lose their shine from objects being scraped against them or something heavy landing on them and cracking them.
We recommend hiring a professional to restore the sheen or repair minor cracks in glass tile. They use equipment that can buff the glass tile back to its original glossy appearance. Depending on the extent of the damage, they may use bonding agents, primers, colorings and sealants to restore the beauty of the glass tile.
If you decide to replace damaged kitchen backsplash glass tiles or bathroom glass tiles, often you can replace just the cracked tile if there are only a few trouble spots. If grout is cracked or missing, you can replace this…making sure to match the shade of grout to the original.
If a major portion of the wall, floor or counter top are cracked or simply lack luster from years of use, it may be best to replace the entire glass tile floor/wall. This is easier than it sounds and can take as little as 3 days from start to finish.
Don’t let your dream home get away because of chipped or missing glass tile. It can be repaired or replaced. If you decide to replace glass tiles, you can do it yourself or hire a professional. You will love choosing the colors, textures and layout of the glass tile and feel great knowing you made your old or new home your very own.