Asked on Jan 16, 2016

We have an ugly Corian backsplash. Can I tile over it?

Wendy Jaske
by Wendy Jaske
Our kitchen counters and backsplash match. I hate them. My husband was wondering if we could just tile over the Corian backsplash.
  14 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 17, 2016
    Would you consider painting them?
  • Darla Darla on Jan 17, 2016
    Yes, you could tile over them, but you need to sand them first. Or you could try that new adhesive mat for tile setting.
  • Patty S Patty S on Jan 18, 2016
    Definitely, I have done it. I have also just tiled right over existing tub surround tile.
  • Wendy Jaske Wendy Jaske on Jan 18, 2016
    Thank you!
  • Sarah A. Victory Sarah A. Victory on Jan 18, 2016
    I would think about what your long range plans are first. If you don't like the back splash do you really like the counter tops. Sometimes, if you shop around you can do it exactly like you want it for the long term. Quartz, granite, etc---Food for thought.......
  • LD LD on Jan 18, 2016
    Rustoleum makes a kit for resurfacing your countertops and it would also work for your backsplash as well.
  • Jean Myles Jean Myles on Jan 18, 2016
    The Rustoleum product that Linda Deutscher suggested works really well.
  • Denise Denise on Jan 18, 2016
    Does your budget allow for maybe removing the backsplash and finding anther tile to match the countertops? Or like mentioned above, maybe you can do a reno and do both!
  • DORLIS DORLIS on Jan 18, 2016
    You have lost me here. I still have butcher block counter tops and cabinet fronts. I wuld like to paint them, but need to save up money for that.Being on SS limits your plans.
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jan 19, 2016
    I don't know a thing about painting unusual surfaces, but keep in mind your long range plans. If you are planning to stay were you are, it would be worth paying for a change in the backsplash and/or counter tops. Subway tiles are plain and go with everything...and have been popular since they were first used in homes. With that said, if this is an in-between house or you are subject to transfer or have outgrown your house and want to move, let it be...the new owner will want their own style in the kitchen and you will have wasted money and effort.
  • Lisa House Lisa House on Jan 22, 2016
    You could have your counter and backsplash laminated. This can be a DIY (not fun tho) or you can hire it done. I had Sears do mine and it was still in great shape 30 yrs later. I am sure Lowes or Home Depot will give estimates for free.
  • I would recommend

    that is what we did right over the previous white tile... it sticks to anything...

    we had all white tile floors.. and white tile backsplash and all white corian counters...with super dark cabinets... it was to much white... our little niece..

  • Lily Schlender Lily Schlender on Jan 24, 2017

    smart tiles are really the best idea. very easy to use. looks like real tile until you touch them. this backsplash looks great.

  • Heather Bowden Heather Bowden on Nov 09, 2020

    Wendy - what did you end up doing? I just bought a house and have the same thing going. I can't afford to redo the kitchen yet but was thinking if I put new tile over the backsplash and painted the cabinets I could live with it in the meantime.