If you are in the market for a new home, but have found that the one you are most interested in has a lackluster bathroom, do not let that stop you from buying the bathroom of your dreams. You can easily upgrade the look of any bathroom by creating a tile trim to the wall. The following guide walks you through the process of adding a tile trim to a bathroom without removing all of the tiles from the wall.
Measure the Tiles
The first thing you need to do is measure the tiles in the bathroom. You need to choose the exact row you want to replace with more elaborate tiles. Be sure that you know how large each individual tile is and how many tiles you need to create the look you want.
Purchase Replacement Tiles
Next, you need to go to a home improvement store to buy the elaborate tiles you want to use to make the trim for the bathroom. Be sure that the tiles are the exact size of the tiles that you need to replace to ensure that they will fit perfectly into the space that you will create when you remove the old tiles.
Remove the Old Tiles
Use an awl to carefully remove the grout around and in-between the tiles that you want to remove. Use a chisel and hammer to carefully break apart all of the tiles that you want to remove from the wall. Place the edge of a putty knife under the broken tiles and pull them loose from the wall.
Attach the New Tiles
Spread adhesive that is designed for use on tiles on the back of one piece of tile at a time. Press the tile into the opening and push it until it is flush with the other tiles on the wall. Place a tile spacer above and below the tile so that it is spaced properly between the other tiles. Repeat the process with the other tiles, making sure to place spacers between each new piece of tile, as well to ensure they are properly spaced too.
Add Grout to the Tiles
Allow the adhesive to sit for a day or two to make sure that it adheres fully to the wall. Remove all of the tile spacers and use a sponge to spread grout over the new tiles so that you can fill in all of the space between the tiles.
Wipe away the excess grout with a clean, wet rag to create a finished look. Once you are done, the entire bathroom should have a new and updated look that is completely unique and beautiful.