Ceramic tile refinishing is a process that uses special primers and paints to change the color of existing tile without replacing it. It can be done as a do-it-yourself project or by hiring a professional. Some companies providing this service offer a five-year guarantee on their work.
The refinishing process requires existing tile that is in perfect condition as it magnifies any imperfections. Although some companies call the process reglazing, glazing tile requires heating it to 2,300 degrees Fahrenheit. The refinishing process leaves the tile and grout with the same finish, but it provides an option for updating bathroom tile colors that are out-of date.