4 Ways to Rediscover Your Home's Luster


2. Transform Tile

Tile replacement can be expensive and laborious. Like the paneling example above, you can paint over tile and completely update the look of your floor. Select a good adhesive latex primer and apply entirely over the clean surface (including the grout). Let dry and cure overnight, and then paint normally with a high-end semi-gloss floor paint.

Create a design with stencils, stamps, sponges, or if your hand is steady, a good brush. If you're experienced, try a faux marble or stone look. Seal with several thin coats of a polyurethane or acrylic sealer and let dry accordingly (not recommended for very high-traffic areas or very wet areas such as showers).

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