Anything to do to change the texture of a tile?
Hi--I'm mostly a Kitchens person, now becoming a Baths person, with occasional forays into Appliances, Mosaics, Flooring...you all look like the right group to ask this question...
We are reluctantly choosing a particular rectified porcelain wall tile for our DIY bath remodel because of its looks, but I *really* don't like the texture of it--it's matte to the point of being kind of chalkily resistant, not a luscious chalky like soapstone. In tactile terms, we vastly prefer a satin-finish simpler ceramic tile, but it's just not got the visual points of the frontrunner (which has the vaguest shadows on it that pick up the floor tile color). So I like the feel of one, and the looks of the other. Here's the question:
Would there be a way, aftermarket, to 1) change the texture of the frontrunner tile, put some kind of coating on it to make it smoother to the touch (I'm a big touch person) or 2) add some kind of shadowing to the satin-finish tile to make it relate more to the floor? I'm not afraid of trying things--I am just finishing up a glass tile mosaic backsplash, my first ever mosaic effort ever :) So I'm willing to read up and practice and give things a try.
Any thoughts would be most welcome.