I bought a house with tile countertop. How can I cover and hide grout?
I want to have a nice countertop and cupboards but apparently tile was on sale so they put it every where. Is there a way I can cover and replace without getting rid of it?
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check out covering it up with Epoxy. Just Google it. I've seen some beautiful ones.
Here's a discussion about the same topic. Perhaps you can get some ideas here: https://www.hometalk.com/diy/kitchen-dining/q-anyone-with-experience-covering-tile-countertop-40883518
How can I cover a tile countertop?
Hi Nicky: Is it that you don't like the colour of the grout or the counter itself? If it's just the grout, you can replace that. Here's a site that shows you how:
If it's the complete counter, then you put laminate over tile countertop, as long as the surface is flat, solid and well-mounted, you can go right over the top.
There is really no way to cover the grout but you can for sure resealed it with epoxy
You might be to cover the tile with concrete. This article explains a little bit how it could be done.
You can paint over the whole thing grout and all with an oil based paint
what other Hometalkers did
You could paint it
Here is an idea: https://thehoneycombhome.com/floor-stickers-in-the-bathroom/
You can fill in the grout and them pour epoxy over for a smooth finish! Here is a video on how to do that! :)
You could do concrete over it: https://www.blesserhouse.com/diy-feather-finish-concrete-countertops/
Yes make a boxed out cover for it that could be removed when you leave! It will be worth it in the end, or use Worktop Savers...............
I agree - covering it with a feather coat of concrete might help. If you do, make sure you wear the correct protective equipment (a mask and protective eye wear) so you don’t breathe in concrete dust.
If you really dislike the tile, then I would advise to bite the bullet and remove it completely first, then have the counter top that you would prefer installed fresh and new. Spending money and time trying to disguise or transform this tile IMO, will not result in professional results or satisfaction.
Since it is your house and not a rental, I would agree with Flipturn, remove the tile and start fresh with something you like.
you can paint tile and the grout to give it one color here is info on how to do this
If you like the look of concrete counters, you can use a skim coat concrete over the whole thing.
I feel the need to rant about concrete overlays based upon actual experience with the technique and because a lot of folks seem to be recommending it as though it were really easy. It isn't. FYI - I have some experience with concrete. Most of that experience comes from being used as cheap labor by my dad pouring concrete slabs, footers, and even applying hydraulic cement to seal a septic tank! OK, so it was a new tank, unused tank, but still... I've also done some smaller scale concrete crafts. I really like concrete and I had similarly awful tiles on my master bathroom vanity and a limited budget. I studied up and tried a concrete overlay on my master vanity. It took a great deal of time, made a tremendous mess, looked worse than the tiles, and made the demo work (which I started THE next day) that much more difficult. The online how-to videos conveniently use a rectangle with no holes for things like, oh, SINKS and no vertical surfaces for BACKSPLASHES or countertop EDGES! So if you want to just do a small, rectangular island that happens to be framed in lumber, sure, you can do this. If you want to do all your kitchen countertops, save your time and money and skip the concrete skim coat! Epoxy has many of the same issues as concrete because you'd also be applying a slightly viscous liquid to the surfaces. (Picture pouring cake batter over everything and imagine where it goes.)
Anyway, if you can't afford a countertop replacement, paint the tiles and grout and use a stencil - either a pattern you repeat on all the tiles or just some of the tiles for an accent. Seal that properly and you'll be able to live with it for years. Good luck and may people stop putting tile on countertops!
You could try this contact marble paper hack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIWGf71YnLI
Hi Nicky, you can recolor the grout with a grout pen. It's quick and easy to use
Hi Nicky, hope this video helps you out, epoxy is the way to go,