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How To Tile A Kitchen Backsplash

BHG.com Kitchens Backsplashes How to Tile Your Backsplash Give your kitchen a new look in just one weekend with a do-it-yourself tile backsplash. It’s easy with our free printable guide and simple-to-install mosaic tile sheets. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google Plus Email Print More Prev View all Next × Prev View all Next Prev View all Next Popular In Backsplashes Kitchen Backsplash Ideas Tile Backsplash Ideas for Behind the Range Subway Tile Backsplash Kitchen Backsplash Photos Everything In This Slideshow 1 of 15 Facebook Pinterest DIY Tile Backsplash A new tile backsplash is more than just a way to amp up your kitchen’s style. If you’ve ever lifted the mixer out of a bowl of batter just a tad early, you know that an easy-to-clean backsplash makes practical sense, too. And it’s a quick project. The beauty and utility of a new backsplash can be yours in a single weekend. Download our free how-to guide. If you’re doing lots of work on your kitchen, don’t go any further without the Kitchen Planning Guide! 2 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Get Ready Mosaic tile can be applied to any clean, solid wall surface. Remove any wallpaper or loose paint. Sand the wall and sponge away sanding dust for good adhesion. Plus, you’ll want to gather all tools and supplies you need for the project before you start. (See the full list of tools you’ll need in our how-to guide.) How-To Guide 3 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Lay Out the Job Tape mosaic sheets in place to check your layout. Cut sheets as needed using a utility knife, cutting the mesh from behind. Work out how you will handle any gap between the tile and the bottom of the wall cabinets. Aim for a gap as close as possible to a half tile. You can start your tiles without a grout line along the countertop or leave a grout line to help close the gap above. Tape sheets in place all the way to the corner, again trying to achieve a gap no larger than half a tile. Mark the location of the sheets as you remove them. All you need to know about backsplashes here. 4 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Apply the Thin-Set Tape newspaper or a drop cloth to the counter. Ladle thin-set mortar onto the wall and carefully work it with a notched trowel to make smooth, even ridges. Check manufacturer’s specs for recommended trowel notch size (1/8 inch is common). 5 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Tile the Backsplash Install the whole sheets first, lining them up with your reference marks (you’ll be able to just see them through the thin-set mortar). Keep the joints between the sheets consistent using spacers. Once it’s applied, pull the sheet back to check for voids. Apply more thin-set mortar as needed. 6 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Set the Tiles When all the tiles are in place, firmly press them onto the wall with your fingers or a clean grout float. Check that all the tiles are set evenly. Wipe off any excess thin-set mortar. 7 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Watch a Backsplash Go Up Watch tile go up on this backsplash and see how simple the process is. You can do it! 8 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Apply the Grout Allow the thin-set mortar to set (usually 12 hours). Mix the grout. Work the grout into all the joints by moving the grout float across the tiles vertically, horizontally, and diagonally. Fill all voids between the tiles with grout. 9 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Sponge Clean After the grout is in place, sponge repeatedly with a damp (not wet) sponge to clean the excess grout off the tile. Get the Kitchen Planning Guide for must-have information for your remodel. 10 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Wipe with Dry Towel Once the grout has dried according to the manufacturer’s instructions, use a clean, dry cloth to remove any haze. 11 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Seal the Grout For easy maintenance down the road, apply grout sealer. It will reduce the likelihood of staining. Caulk where the backsplash meets the upper cabinets. 12 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Tiling Tips Dealing with Switches and Receptacles Switch off the power at the breaker panel, unfasten the two screws holding the switch or receptacle, and gently pull it away from the wall. When tiling and grouting are complete, add a box extender as shown. Because of the extra thickness of the tile, you might need longer screws. Easy guide to adding a backsplash here! 13 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Tiling Tips Secret to a Clean Job Use spacers so your tile is aligned along the length and width of the wall. Without spacers, your tile will likely be crooked. Also keep in mind that your walls may not be completely square. To account for this, you might have to cut some tiles to fit or compensate with a larger grout line beneath upper cabinets. 14 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Get Started! Download our free printable tiling how-to with step-by-step instructions, supply list, and helpful tips. It’s perfect to keep on hand as you work through your tile job. Download our free how-to guide. 15 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Next Slideshow Kitchen Backsplash Ideas Kitchen Backsplash Ideas Transform your kitchen with one of these stylish backsplash ideas. With backsplash ideas for tile, stone, glass, ceramic, and more, you’re sure to find a kitchen backsplash design that fits your style and budget. Begin Slideshow » Related Tile Backsplash Ideas for Behind the Range Subway Tile Backsplash Kitchen Backsplash Photos
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How To Tile A Kitchen Backsplash

Prev View all Next × Prev View all Next Prev View all Next Popular In Backsplashes Kitchen Backsplash Ideas Tile Backsplash Ideas for Behind the Range Subway Tile Backsplash Kitchen Backsplash Photos Everything In This Slideshow 1 of 15 Facebook Pinterest DIY Tile Backsplash A new tile backsplash is more than just a way to amp up your kitchen’s style. If you’ve ever lifted the mixer out of a bowl of batter just a tad early, you know that an easy-to-clean backsplash makes practical sense, too. And it’s a quick project. The beauty and utility of a new backsplash can be yours in a single weekend. Download our free how-to guide. If you’re doing lots of work on your kitchen, don’t go any further without the Kitchen Planning Guide! 2 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Get Ready Mosaic tile can be applied to any clean, solid wall surface. Remove any wallpaper or loose paint. Sand the wall and sponge away sanding dust for good adhesion. Plus, you’ll want to gather all tools and supplies you need for the project before you start. (See the full list of tools you’ll need in our how-to guide.) How-To Guide 3 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Lay Out the Job Tape mosaic sheets in place to check your layout. Cut sheets as needed using a utility knife, cutting the mesh from behind. Work out how you will handle any gap between the tile and the bottom of the wall cabinets. Aim for a gap as close as possible to a half tile. You can start your tiles without a grout line along the countertop or leave a grout line to help close the gap above. Tape sheets in place all the way to the corner, again trying to achieve a gap no larger than half a tile. Mark the location of the sheets as you remove them. All you need to know about backsplashes here. 4 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Apply the Thin-Set Tape newspaper or a drop cloth to the counter. Ladle thin-set mortar onto the wall and carefully work it with a notched trowel to make smooth, even ridges. Check manufacturer’s specs for recommended trowel notch size (1/8 inch is common). 5 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Tile the Backsplash Install the whole sheets first, lining them up with your reference marks (you’ll be able to just see them through the thin-set mortar). Keep the joints between the sheets consistent using spacers. Once it’s applied, pull the sheet back to check for voids. Apply more thin-set mortar as needed. 6 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Set the Tiles When all the tiles are in place, firmly press them onto the wall with your fingers or a clean grout float. Check that all the tiles are set evenly. Wipe off any excess thin-set mortar. 7 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Watch a Backsplash Go Up Watch tile go up on this backsplash and see how simple the process is. You can do it! 8 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Apply the Grout Allow the thin-set mortar to set (usually 12 hours). Mix the grout. Work the grout into all the joints by moving the grout float across the tiles vertically, horizontally, and diagonally. Fill all voids between the tiles with grout. 9 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Sponge Clean After the grout is in place, sponge repeatedly with a damp (not wet) sponge to clean the excess grout off the tile. Get the Kitchen Planning Guide for must-have information for your remodel. 10 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Wipe with Dry Towel Once the grout has dried according to the manufacturer’s instructions, use a clean, dry cloth to remove any haze. 11 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Seal the Grout For easy maintenance down the road, apply grout sealer. It will reduce the likelihood of staining. Caulk where the backsplash meets the upper cabinets. 12 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Tiling Tips Dealing with Switches and Receptacles Switch off the power at the breaker panel, unfasten the two screws holding the switch or receptacle, and gently pull it away from the wall. When tiling and grouting are complete, add a box extender as shown. Because of the extra thickness of the tile, you might need longer screws. Easy guide to adding a backsplash here! 13 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Tiling Tips Secret to a Clean Job Use spacers so your tile is aligned along the length and width of the wall. Without spacers, your tile will likely be crooked. Also keep in mind that your walls may not be completely square. To account for this, you might have to cut some tiles to fit or compensate with a larger grout line beneath upper cabinets. 14 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Get Started! Download our free printable tiling how-to with step-by-step instructions, supply list, and helpful tips. It’s perfect to keep on hand as you work through your tile job. Download our free how-to guide. 15 of 15 Facebook Pinterest Next Slideshow Kitchen Backsplash Ideas Kitchen Backsplash Ideas Transform your kitchen with one of these stylish backsplash ideas. With backsplash ideas for tile, stone, glass, ceramic, and more, you’re sure to find a kitchen backsplash design that fits your style and budget. Begin Slideshow » Related Tile Backsplash Ideas for Behind the Range Subway Tile Backsplash Kitchen Backsplash Photos

How To Tile A Kitchen Backsplash

How To Tile A Kitchen Backsplash
How To Tile A Kitchen Backsplash
How To Tile A Kitchen Backsplash
How To Tile A Kitchen Backsplash
How To Tile A Kitchen Backsplash

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