Bring style to your Backsplash!
How do you tile a backsplash?
Tiling a backsplash above the counter is one of the easiest ways to upgrade an old kitchen or bathroom.
Materials you'll need:
- Floor and tile spacers,
- Painters tape,
- Cleaning rags or sponge,
- Tile and grout sealers
Tools you'll need:
- Manual tile cutters,
- Wet tile saws and blades,
- Mortar and grout mixers,
- Tap measures,
- Trowels and floats.
- Measure your wall to determine the amount of tile you'll need.
- Make sure to take outlets and switches into account when tilling.
- Prepare the materials to tile your backsplash.
- Prep your workspace (patching holes & sanding, clearing surrounding area)
- Layout your backsplash design.
- Mark your starting and endpoints.
- Apply mortar, spreading a thin layer.
- Begin with the bottom row and work your way outward and upward from there.
- Repeat tiling backsplash, using spacers!
- If the space between the top row of tiles and cabinetry is greater than an inch.
- Cut extra tile pieces to fit the spaces. If the gap is smaller, consider a piece of molding to hide it.
- Finish the last row of tile.
- Grout backsplash tile.
- Caulk edges of backsplash and between the last row of tile and counter.
- Let set and dry!
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