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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Affordable Do It Yourself Tile Floor Makeover

I have hated my kitchen floor since the day we moved in.  Plan A was to gut the work and retile the floor.  Bryan and I spent a lot of time tile shopping and then we hit reality when we got a price on the labor cost required to re-do the entire kitchen, $1,200 in labor + the costs of the tile of $500.

I posted on Facebook tiles options to get some friend's feedback and most people said to keep the tiles which was a relief after knowing the cost to replace them.  After a quick trip to the hardware store and a $5 tile grout pen, I had a new solution. I stained the grout and was able to make the floor look brand new.

In my first attempt I used a grout pen which was easy and affordable but dried up rather quickly.  I ended up using a liquid grout paint that I applied with a small paint brush.  The time was extensive but worth it.  The entire makeover cost under $40.