How do I update a tile backsplash without removing the tile?

by Jenni

I’d like to update my BS. It’s cutrently tiled, travertine I believe. How can I update this without removing the existing? My cabinets are honey color and the walls are a beige.

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  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jan 09, 2019

    What's BS?

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    • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jan 09, 2019

      Never know bath/shower?backsplash? on here you see all kinds of questions.... use stick on tiles, only thing is if it's not smooth it will not be smooth on surface of tiles Travertine is really porous you may never get it back to original if you paint it. Here's how to paint it Are you sure?? I'd leave it maybe another way to change up BS would be better Travertine is so expensive can go for up to 30$ sq ft

  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Jan 09, 2019

    Hi Jenni - you could theoretically paint it. Or put something stick on over it, though I'm not sure that anything stick on would look as nice as travertine tile.

    • Jenni Jenni on Jan 09, 2019

      Thank you! I thought about painting it. It does look nice as is but I’m ready for a refresh just not a whole demo

  • Rynn Rynn on Jan 09, 2019

    Whole new approach here---Why not hang something pretty/ colorful/ interesting under your cabinets to cover portions of the backsplash and draw the eye? Let your current BS be the backdrop. Best wishes !