"An outstanding job reglazing our bathroom tile. Total transformation! Very responsive, extremely professional, beautiful, love it." - Karen Norton

Learn more about Renew-It Tile Refinishing

Portland's Tile Reglazing Pros

Ugly Tile? Dealing with unsightly tile can be both embarrassing and unpleasant, especially when considering the costly alternative of replacement. Fortunately, tile refinishing provides a more affordable and quicker solution that can offer lasting results for years to come.

  • Costs much less than replacement
  • Ready to use in 12-24 hours
  • Lasts for years
  • Looks like new
  • Easy to clean

The consequences of selecting the wrong tile refinisher can be more troublesome than living with an unattractive tile. Opting for the incorrect tile refinishing company in Portland, OR, may lead to a miserable experience, wasting both time and money. Therefore, it's crucial to take the necessary time to make a thoughtful and informed choice.

Choose Renew-It for Peace of Mind! For peace of mind and a successful tile refinishing experience, consider Renew-It as your top choice. Serving as the preferred option in Portland and Vancouver since 1994, Renew-It ensures a reliable solution to transform your unsightly tile to look like new. Discover more about our services below or contact us today for a Free Esimate.

Our Process

Our tile refinishing process is as detailed as they come. Our goal is to provide you with new looking tile that will last for years and even decades. We give you the most for your money and the most enjoyment from this experience.


Assessment and Cleaning:

The first step is to assess the condition of the tile. Any existing damage, such as chips, cracks, or stains, is identified. The tile is thoroughly cleaned to remove soap scum, mineral deposits, and any other contaminants. This step ensures proper adhesion of the new tile refinishing coatings.

Repairing Damages:

Any chips, cracks, or other damage to the tile surface are repaired at this point. This may involve filling in the damaged areas with a bonding agent or filler to create a smooth surface. Minor chip repairs are typically covered by the cost of refinishing.

Surface Prep:

The surface of the tile is etched or sanded to create a slightly rough texture. This helps the new coatings adhere securely to the existing surface. Without this process the tile will peel in days, weeks or months and will need to be refinished again.

Masking and Protecting:

Areas around the tile, such as fixtures, walls, and floors, are carefully masked off and protected to prevent overspray or damage during the refinishing process. The more time and attention given to this step, the better the tile refinishing job will look and will result in less cleanup after.

Ventilation and Safety Precautions:

Proper ventilation is set up to ensure the fumes from the refinishing materials are safely extracted. Safety equipment, such as masks and protective clothing, will be worn by your professional Renew-It refinishing technician.

Application of Primer:

A bonding primer is applied to the prepared tile surface. The primer enhances adhesion and promotes a strong bond between the existing surface and the new coatings. This also helps the finished product to look smooth and shiny.

Application of Top Coatings:

Multiple layers of specialized coatings are applied to the tile surface. These coatings often include layers of color and a clear topcoat. Common materials used include polyurethane or acrylic-based coatings. We only use the best refinishing products to ensure a great looking and long lasting end product.

Final Inspection and Touch-ups:

Once the tile is finished, a final inspection is conducted. Any imperfections or areas that may require touch-ups are addressed. This step ensures a smooth and even finish.

Unmasking and Cleanup:

The protective masking is carefully removed from the surrounding areas, and any cleanup is performed to ensure the bathroom is left in a clean and tidy condition. We will invite you into the room to inspect the final product. At this point we will explain how to take care of your newly refinished tile, explain your warranty, handle payment details, and ask you to leave us a review online to help others make a wise choice when choosing their tile refinishing company in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA.

Curing Time:

After the coatings are applied, the tile needs time to cure. The curing time can vary but is typically around 24-48 hours. During this period, the tile should not be used to ensure the coatings properly set.


Renew-It Refinishing offers three different levels of tile refinishing service. Basic, Deluxe and our Best Tile Refinishing. Ever wonder why people in Portland love Clawfoot Tubs so much?

Our Basic Tile Refinishing comes with a 1 Year No-Peel Warranty and is a perfectly respectable and durable tile restoration service for those on a budget or for those who aren't interested in a long tile refinishing warranty. See pricing below.

Our Deluxe Tile Refinishing comes with a 5 Year No-Peel Warranty and is a great tile resurfacing service for those who want an even more durable, more glossy surface, and for those who want the comfort of a 5 Year Tile Refinishing No-Peel Warranty. See pricing below.

Our Best Tile Refinishing comes with Portland, Oregon's only Lifetime No-Peel Warranty and is the absolute best tile restoration process available in Portland, OR Guaranteed. Our Best Tile Refinishing Service receives a thorough etching and bonding agent to ensure decades of beauty.

It receives at least 5 coats of durable, high quality tile refinishing materials to ensure a rock hard surface that cannot peel. Our Best Tile Refinishing process is truly the absolute best tile resurfacing available in Portland Guaranteed! And boasts the only Lifetime No-Peel Tile Refinishing Warranty in Portland, OR. See pricing below.



Starting at

  • $775 for 30' x 30" Shower Stall*
  • $775 for Tub & Tile Surround*
  • Add $150 if tile is over 6' high
  • Protect Surrounding Areas
  • Vent Odors Outside
  • 2 Step Deep Cleaning of Surface
  • Basic Bonding Agent
  • 2 Layers of Professional Grade Acrylic Top Coat
  • Re-Caulk Around Tile
  • Glaze available White, Bisque or Almond
  • 1 Year No-Peel Warranty


Starting at

  • $975 for 30' x 30" Shower Stall*
  • $975 for Tub & Tile Surround*
  • Add $200 if tile is over 6' high
  • Protect Surrounding Areas
  • Vent Odors Outside
  • 3 Step Deep Cleaning of Surface
  • Deluxe Bonding Agent
  • 4 Layers of Professional Grade Acrylic Top Coat
  • Re-Caulk Around Tile
  • Glaze available in ANY COLOR you choose
  • 5 Year No-Peel Warranty


Starting at

  • $1449 for 30' x 30" Shower Stall*
  • $1449 for Tub & Tile Surround*
  • Add $250 if tile is over 6' high
  • Protect Surrounding Areas
  • Vent Odors Outside
  • 4 Step Deep Cleaning of Surface
  • Best Bonding Agent
  • 6 Layers of Professional Grade Acrylic Top Coat
  • Re-Caulk Around Tile
  • Glaze available in ANY COLOR you choose
  • Exclusive Lifetime No-Peel Warranty

You're One Call Away From Beautiful, Fresh, New Looking Tile & Grout



Read more Frequently Asked Questions about tile refinishing here

Tile refinishing, also known as reglazing or resurfacing, is a process of restoring the surface of tile and grout by repairing chips, cracks, or stains and applying a new coating to give it a fresh, like-new appearance.

We sincerely hope you consider Renew-It Refinishing for all your tile refinishing needs. We understand that there are numerous tile and grout refinishing companies in Portland and Vancouver, and it's crucial to ensure you select the best one. Here are some helpful tips: The longevity of a tile refinisher's business is indicative of their reputation within the local community, be it positive or negative.

Reading client testimonials is a valuable step in finding the right tile refinisher. Let the experiences of previous clients guide your decision, emphasizing the importance of selecting someone with an excellent reputation. Additionally, ensure the chosen professional is fully insured to avoid potential issues. There have been unfortunate instances of contractors lacking proper insurance, resulting in complications and homeowners left with unexpected bills. Licensing and bonding are equally vital considerations.

Notably, Renew-It Refinishing exceeds these criteria and more. Explore our exceptional guarantees, a testament to our commitment to customer satisfaction—a level of assurance that sets us apart from other tile and grout refinishers in Portland and Vancouver.

In Portland, OR, a variety of tile refinishing methods are available to cater to different needs. Our approach varies depending on the specific requirements of your tile. While the end result may appear similar, the preparation process significantly differs based on the surface we're resurfacing. For some tiles, a thorough cleaning and clear coat are sufficient to restore their shine, making them look brand new. In contrast, others may necessitate a more intensive treatment involving deep etching and honing to eliminate deep scratches or pitting before the refinishing process can commence.

We offer 3 levels of tile refinishing. Basic, Deluxe and Best. See our pricing.

Minor tile repairs are typically included in the cost of a standard refinishing job. We meticulously scrape and sand any rough edges to ready the surface for our repair materials. Subsequently, we delicately fill and sand the surface in preparation for the application of new coatings. Our tile chip repairs are skillfully executed and virtually undetectable.

Alternatively, you have the option to solely pay for a tile chip repair without refinishing the entire area.

We offer three different warranties based on your needs. Our Basic Tile Refinishing process comes with a one year no-peel warranty. Our Deluxe Tile Refinishing comes with a five year no-peel warranty. Our Best Tile Resurfacing comes with Portland's only Lifetime No-Peel Warranty. This costs a little extra, but ensures that you are covered if the surface ever starts to peel.

Depending on the process you choose, your tile shower could be ready to use within a day or so. We recommend waiting 24-48 hours to ensure that the surface is completely cured and ready for use.

Using your newly refinished tile shower, countertop, or other surface too soon could void your warranty and lead to costly repairs. It pays to wait.

The duration of tile refinishing hinges on the scope of the repairs and the curing time of the coatings. Typically, the process can be finalized within a day or two, and the tile is usually ready for use within 24-48 hours.

While there are DIY refinishing kits available, professional tile refinishing is recommended for optimal results. Experts possess the knowledge and equipment necessary to ensure thorough surface preparation and precise coating application.

The durability of refinished tile depends on factors such as the quality of materials used and the thoroughness of surface preparation. When conducted by professionals, a refinished tile can endure for several years with proper care. Renew-It Tile Refinishing provides a choice of warranties, including 1 year, 5 years, and a Lifetime Warranty against peeling. The choice is yours.

In general, most tiles made of materials like porcelain, terracotta, ceramic, plastic and other material can undergo refinishing. However, severely damaged tiles or those with structural issues may not be suitable for this process. For more details, consult with your technician.

To maintain refinished tile, refrain from using abrasive cleaners or tools. Clean the surface regularly with non-abrasive, mild cleaners, such as dish detergent, and avoid dropping heavy or sharp objects onto the tile, like soap and shampoo bottles. For more details on cleaning your newly refinished tile, consult with your technician.

Yes, tile refinishing allows for just about any color change you can imagine. You can choose a new color that complements your bathroom décor. Professional tile refinishing services often offer a variety of color options. We have hundreds of colors to choose from.

Some refinishing products may have a noticeable odor during application, but proper ventilation can minimize this. We ventilate the odors using a fan and exhaust system to prevent any odors from staying in your home. Some light odors will be present for a day or so as the surface dries and cures.

Tile refinishing is almost always more cost-effective than replacing your tile and grout, which involves not only the cost of a new tile but also labor and potentially extensive bathroom renovations to remove the old tile and install the new tile. Refinishing provides a more budget-friendly option while achieving a refreshed look. Renew-It tile refinishing often saves as much as 80-90% compared to replacement. Or as little as $775 for tile refinishing compared to a minimum of $2500 for demolition and new tile installation.

The cost of tile refinishing depends on factors such as the tile's condition, size, and the level of repairs needed. On average, professional tile refinishing can cost a fraction of the price of tile replacement. See our tile refinishing prices here.