It is possible to stain ceramic tile, but only if it has not been glazed or sealed beforehand. This is because glaze and sealants protect the ceramic surface from absorbing other substances. A finished ceramic surface will not accept stain.Continue Reading
Wood stains and stains for other materials work on untreated ceramic tiles. This includes floor tiles, counter tops, shower surrounds and other applications. However, this must be accomplished prior to any finishing treatment.
When ceramic tile has already been glazed or sealed, the only options for changing its appearance are to replace the tile or paint it another color. Paint is a surface treatment that is not absorbed into the ceramic, so it will adhere to a glazed surface.Learn more about Building Materials
Home Depot offers a variety of tile flooring options, including ceramic, natural stone, porcelain and mosaic options. A prospective customer should visit the Home Depot home page, hover their mouse over the Flooring and Area Rugs link, and click Tile to browse all available tile styles.Full Answer >
A professional is not required to repair ceramic floor tile; individuals who are comfortable using an electric drill and laying fresh tile can repair ceramic floor tile by removing the old tile and laying new tile. If an exact tile match is not available, a similar pattern is permissible.Full Answer >
Refin and Fiandre are popular brands of Italian porcelain tile. Marazzi USA, the American branch of the Italian Marazzi Group, also manufactures porcelain tiles in the Italian tradition.Full Answer >
To use a stencil on kitchen tile, clean the tile thoroughly with soapy water, rinse the tile, and allow it to dry before cleaning the tile with a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol. After 48 hours, tape the stencil to the tile to secure it, and paint the image inside the stencil with the desired colors. Lift the stencil off the tile while the paint is wet, dry the paint, and seal the tile with polyurethane topcoat.Full Answer >