Four ways to Revamp your Melbourne Bathroom Tiles
Do feel that your bathroom tiles look as tired as you feel after a long day at work. Well, we have good news. The first piece of good news is that the holiday season is fast approaching. The second piece of good news is you now have ample opportunity to give your bathroom tiles a facelift.
And what is the news? Giving your bathroom tiles a revamp is a lot more easy, quick and affordable than you think.
Retile with textured feature tiles
Nothing says revamp like giving your bathroom tiles a facelift. Feature bathroom tiles are a quick and stylish way to brighten up any space. RMS Traders have several patterns and finishes to play with that will give your bathroom the flare it deserves.
Our latest favourite bathroom trend is the marble tiles look. Timeless, elegant and enviable the marble tiles are highly sought after. Use differently patterned and cut marble tiles to create contrast and depth in your bathroom. Take a look at our bathroom inspirations here for an idea on how to mix patterns and textures.
DIY tiling is much more achievable and affordable than you would initially think, especially if it is merely to swap drab tiles with accent tiles. Check out our guide to installing tiles here.
A proper spring clean
You may not even realise how much your bathroom tiles have lost their shine until you give them a proper clean. With a little bit of elbow grease, your clean bathroom tiles can make you feel like you’ve completely renovated.
Travertine tiles require nothing more than a warm damp cloth and sometimes a touch of soap. Glossy tiles can be polished to perfection with water and vinegar. Avoid using chemicals, especially on travertine tiles as they are a natural stone tile and can be easily damaged. Chemicals are also harmful to you and the environment.
Polish your travertine bathroom tiles
It is pretty achievable to make your travertine tiles shine the way they did when you first installed them. As travertine tiles are naturally porous and absorbent it is important that you scrub the tiles clean before you attempt to polish them. After scrubbing them with a warm damp cloth, use large circular motions to sandpaper the travertine tiles. Do this by hand, as a machine can damage your travertine tiles.
The next step is to buff the tiles with a buffing machine. With long, fluid strokes buff the floor over until you are happy with the shine. Start with a 100-grit diamond polishing bad and work up to 200, 400 and 800 until satisfied.
Finish the job by mopping up all dust and debris. Once your travertine tiles have dried completely seal the surface with a tile sealant to protect your bathroom tiles from stains and spillages.
Re-grout your bathroom tiles
Another way to make your bathroom tiles look brand new without pulling the existing tiles out of the wall, is to re-grout. The colour grout you use for your bathroom tiles can make a dramatic difference to the overall look of the room. A contrasting grout can create a dynamic contrast and add another layer to the patterns and colours in your bathroom. Alternatively, a well-matched grout in a similar colour provides are more subtle appearance.
At RMS Traders we want to do more than just be your natural stone tile provider. You can contact us via the messenger pop up on our website or visit us in our Hopper Crossing showroom. We can help you quote any project, and give you any tiling or paver advice that you may need. Why wait, contact us today!
Please note, this article is to be used as inspiration and is not to be substituted for professional advice. Please speak to a professional before taking on any projects.