Ceramic tiles are a very resistant and durable finishing material. Serves for decades and during this time it may well bother the owners. Our advice site is ready to offer you ideas for updating a kitchen backsplash from tiles without a global repair and dismantling the old coating..
The first option is to use skins, special panels made of tempered glass with a pattern. They are not that expensive, choose opaque panels so that the tiles underneath are not visible. Yes, additional finishing will “eat” a couple of centimeters of the countertop in the work area. But the look of the kitchen will be completely new! And as quickly as possible.
Important! Glass panels on a kitchen apron are usually attached with mounting glue. But if you mount them on an old tile, you will have to use self-tapping screws..
The second way to reliably hide old tiles is a metal sheet. By the way, it’s a very fashionable trend. Expensive options are brass and copper, more budgetary options are stainless steel. True, a metal sheet for a kitchen apron will still cost more than a glass one. According to the designers, metal and glass panels on the kitchen backsplash are ideal for rented apartments – they renewed the decor, moved out – took with them, leaving the owners with their old tiles..
The third, simplest and cheapest option is to simply paint over the boring tiles. The portal told you in detail how to do this. The process itself, of course, is quite complicated, you will need at least two or three layers of paint, especially if there is a drawing on the tile. But the costs are very low compared to purchased metal sheets and skins. By the way, you can not only repaint the tile on the apron, but also paint it, apply a drawing using a stencil, as in the photo above. It will turn out very original.
Another budget option to hide the old tiles and update the kitchen interior is to use panels made of MDF, plastic, hardboard. Pros – everything can be done quickly, the price is several times lower than that of metal sheets and skins. However, such materials also look cheap, even in the case of photo printing. In addition, plastic and laminated MDF panels are not recommended for use directly near the stove and hob.
The fifth way to update the tiles on the kitchen backsplash is to use special stickers, stickers. They are made of vinyl, in different sizes. Such stickers consist of a backing, a vinyl film with various patterns, a seamy side with an adhesive part. Sometimes the stickers have a protective film that is removed after being attached to the apron. The most important thing is to properly attach the sticker to the degreased, clean tile. Bubbles will definitely ruin the appearance of the apron. Designers strongly advise giving up dolphins and juicy fruits by choosing stickers with geometric patterns or mosaic imitation..