Asked on Aug 16, 2018

How do I update a tile bath/shower combo inexpensively?

Cheryl GillmanMelinda Lou MastMichael Kicker Shaw
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I have an extremely large tub and shower combination that I would like to update without removing all of the tile. It’s just basically the color that I can no longer stand. The entire tub is also made of tile so there is no actual tub insert. Please help!

8 answers
  • Karen
    Karen
    on Aug 16, 2018

    if you are keeping the tile then you can have it refinished white or any color you desire. You could also change the tile out with larger tile pieces and maybe add some mosaic tile to change it up. If none of these work then have someone take it all out and replace with a bath tub insert. It is limitless with all of the new products out there. Good luck.

  • Em
    Em
    on Aug 16, 2018

    Why not try reclaimed wood on the sides. There are tile refinishers and DIY paint made for tile but they don't last forever inside of a tub. Leave the inside of the tub grey, and tile over the black with a new color tile. You CAN tile over tile. Cover the top lip and front of the tub with wood, bead board would look pretty with a trim up top. Tile over the black front tile or liquid nail a pretty wood trim over the bead board facing. It would brighten and add a new color.

  • Amr28948206
    Amr28948206
    on Aug 17, 2018

    Rustoleum has tile products that can change the look of tile. I came across this idea recently of putting beadboard across the front.

    https://www.hgtv.com/design/rooms/bathrooms/update-a-bathtub-surround-using-beadboard

  • Jack weber
    Jack weber
    on Aug 17, 2018

    You don't, if you want it right take it off and replace it, don't always look for a cheap way out

  • Pam
    Pam
    on Aug 17, 2018

    call a sink and tub refinisher and have them refinish/paint the whole thing in color of choice. the end product will have the same finish as a porcelain tub and be uniform in appearance.

    you could also retile in wood looking tile for the front[keeping it all waterproof] and paint the rest , but the refinisher would look more professional

  • Michael Kicker Shaw
    Michael Kicker Shaw
    on Aug 18, 2018

    I would call BATH FITTER, THEY ARE THE PROS.


  • Melinda Lou Mast
    Melinda Lou Mast
    on Aug 27, 2018

    If you realy have to save, then remove broken or damaged tiles, then remove in a random way half the tiles & replace just them with decorative ones in colors you love! Grey goes with anything, burgundy, green or black. I would make some of them with a pattern or design on them. Good luck!


  • Cheryl Gillman
    Cheryl Gillman
    on Sep 16, 2018

    You could do some stenciling around the tub/wall, there's so many different stencils to choose from. Just make sure to seal it afterwards.


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