Adding tiles as a backsplash is a part of home and kitchen decorating ideas. You do this project on your own with a few tool, precise measuring, an a low budget to have an amazing result. It would take a few steps to install a tile backsplash in your kitchen, and those steps are easy to be done. In trying to apply the tile backsplash installation, the most important thing is that you must have an advance planning.
- Measuring tools, including a level.
- Protective hand and eye gear.
- Waterproof mastic adhesive.
- Non-sanded grout (sanded if tile gaps are more than 1/8 inch).
- Trowel for adhesive.
- Rubber float.
- Spacers, appropriately sized.
- Tile nippers for cutting smaller tiles/wet saw for larger tiles.
Let’s start with a clean wall. Have a careful measuring before you place the tile, you may do so from the center outward or a matched end point that has a symmetrical design. Before you place the tiles in a straight line along the bottom edge, make sure you have applied the right amount of adhesive. Make sure that the surface is in even condition with a level, then put spacers at the top corners. To work around outlets with removed covers, you need to trim the tiles as required. The keep adding the adhesive with the tiles in rows.
The adhesive need 24 hours to dry. Then apply the grout using a float with 45 degrees angle, it will dry in a few minutes, then use a clean sponge to wipe the surfaces.
One of the fastest home decorating ideas in the world would be a colorful new backdrop.