Cost of Tile Refinishing in 2016

If your bathroom tile is starting to look a little worn out, then it can give the entire bathroom an unpleasant appearance. Removing and replacing bathroom tiles, however, is a messy and often costly project that takes time and resources, but when ceramic tiles are still function, this upgrade is also needless. In many cases, ceramic tile can simply be refinished or reglazed at a fraction of the price so that you can restore your tile to its original appearance and significantly update the look and feel of your bathroom without completely renovating.

The actual cost to resurface bathroom tiles depends on your location, the amount of tile to be resurfaced, the type of tile and the condition of the tile. According to HomeAdvisor, the national average to refinish ceramic tile in an entire bathroom is $1,075. Most professional bathroom tile refinishing services usually cost between $5 to $10 per square foot, not including installation. Assuming that a typical 100 square foot bathroom contains about 50 square feet of open floor, that’s a total cost of $250 to $500, depending on the size of the bathroom and the amount of tile.Refinishing tile in an entire bathroom, walls, floor, and ceiling, could cost anywhere between  $1,000 to $2,000.

Here are some quick statistics about the cost of tile refinishing and reglazing:

Looking at the cost v. value of tile refinishing and reglazing, this process is a great alternative for anyone looking to improve their bathroom quickly, on a budget, or simply looking to avoid the cost of a complete bathroom renovation.

Here’s a little more information on how tile refinishing and reglazing works. Keep in mind that the specifics can change from company to company, but these are the general steps of the process.

  1. First, the tile is cleaned to remove dirt, grease, oils, soap film, and other residues.
  2. Second, any chips or cracks in the tile are identified, filled in, and the grout (the filling between tiles) is recoated. If refinishing bathtub tile, damaged or missing caulking and grout is additionally repaired.
  3. Last, once the tile surfaces are cleaned and the grout and caulk lines filled to create a smooth, uniform coat, a refinishing product is applied. When refinishing tile, the color of the existing tile can be matched or changed completely to add a more expensive look including materials such as stone or marble.

Best of all, ceramic tile refinishing can be used not only for bathroom floor tile, but also bathtubs, tile walls, showers and counter tile. To learn more about tile refinishing and reglazing services, contact One Day Bath today at (877) 656-7875 or visit our contact page and schedule a FREE in-home estimate!

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