Easy Ways to Hide Ugly Floor & Wall Tiling

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

Swapping out tile isn’t exactly a quick fix, so what’s one to do when you can’t bare to go another day looking at the drab sea foam green ceramic in your bathroom? There are more quick solutions than you’d think, for both walls and flooring! Regardless of your needs, there are several ways you can go about covering old tile surfaces, whether you’re a renter and need a temporary change, or simply aren’t up for the labor-intensive job. Best of all, these methods are far less expensive than a renovation project.

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Peel and Stick Decals

This floor has been upgraded with a modern design printed onto durable vinyl squares. The 12″ x 12″ sections are laminated, so you don’t have to worry about the prints wearing away. Get a sample for just $8 to give the design a test-drive.

$116, Mirth Studio

PVC Mats

Freshen up your floors with a decorative vinyl mat. Unlike other rugs and carpeting, this mat does not absorb dust and allergens, making it easy to clean and suitable for any space including the kitchen and garage.

$57 & up; videcor, Etsy

Paint It

The proof is in the photos for this painted tile transformation. Head over to Place of My Taste for details


Give your floors a modern makeover using stencils. Head to Helmick Hacienda to see how she upgraded her bathroom floors.

Wood Grain Foam Tiles

Get the hardwood look without the permanence by assembling this interlocking puzzle mat. Individual pieces fit together to create a surface as big or small as you desire. 

$22.99, Wayfair

Area Rug

You can always throw down a rug! Fortunately for you, we found a bunch of gorgeous area rugs that are very affordable!

$129, Urban Outfitters

Vinyl Wood Planks

These wooden tiles make it super easy to take your flooring into the 21st century. The built-in locking system allows them to fit together tightly over the unattractive tile. Pro tip: fill in the grout lines between tiles before installation to create a smooth foundation.

Cali Bamboo, click here for quote

Wall Decals

Camouflage unsightly tiled walls with removable decals. Fill in the whole wall or create a backsplash effect by only covering a section.

$22.90 & up; videcor, Etsy

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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