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Painting kitchen floor tiles (preferably for an old/worn look)

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by DIYNotIan, 25 Nov 2019.

  1. DIYNotIan

    DIYNotIan

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    Hi

    Not sure if the tiles are porcelain or ceramic, or whether that makes any difference... But I AM sure I don't like them!! They have a riven type finish and a quite matt. I'd like to try painting them to save some cash and the upheaval that replacement would cause.

    I'd ideally like a matt type finish, with a slate grey type colour. The house is quite old and the kitchen will be a cottage farmhouse style, so the ideal would be to have something along those lines. It would also look good if it had a worn appearance; as such I was wondering if there is a way to have a different colour beneath the main top colour, which perhaps comes through in the odd place, and in time comes through more where there is natural wear. I'm also not opposed to the type of floor finishes you often see in garages, warehouses, and old buildings.

    If none of the above is possible, just some ideas on what kinds of paint will work (if any) would be helpful.

    Many thanks
     
  2. bobasd

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    you imply that you are or are intending to fit a new kitchen?
    then why not do the job properly and lift the tiles?
    you might end up with a farmhouse floor looking like a farmhouse pig sty?
    the whole point of the glassy tile surface is to resist absorption - sooner or later the painted floor will begin to wear
    and hold dirt etc and look terrible.
     
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    Painted floor tiles will soon take on a worn look , as it’s an unsuitable choice.
     
  4. sircerebus666

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    You're worried about the upheaval of lifting some tiles will cause yet you intend to rip out and replace the kitchen!?

    As foxhole says it's an unsuitable choice and will quickly look awful

    You would be far better off putting up with them for now and including the cost of a new floor covering (polished concrete?) Into the budget of the new kitchen
     
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    You could have some asphalt laid - very rustic and farm (milking parlour). You'll find someone to do a good, right and proper job? Beware the imitating ignoramuses who try and vinndicate themselves.
     
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  6. DIYNotIan

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    "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder?"

    "To each their own?"

    With all due respect (and I mean that because you guys have given me invaluable advice over the years), I'm happy with my stylistic and aesthetic direction. It's just the practical and DIY aspects I'm looking for help with...

    In case it's still relevant, we were looking to buy a dining table recently and whilst browsing ebay I came across this. Can't be sure but they look painted and the tiles look much like ours. Do you guys think they've been painted? Whilst not ideal, I'd be happy if we could get ours looking like that....

    Cheers

    s-l1600 (2).jpg s-l1600 (3).jpg s-l1600 (4).jpg
     
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    That table has loads of life left in it , just needs some TLC
     
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