Project of Laying Tiles for a Backsplash Is a Fairly Easy Project to Do

Project of Laying Tiles for a Backsplash Is a Fairly Easy Project to Do

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Installing a tile backsplash is an easy DIY project that usually can be finished in a weekend. Required supplies include tiles, adhesive, grout, spacers and perhaps a tile cutter. All of these supplies can be bought at any backsplash tile stores. Or if you are going to use marble all these supplies can be found in marble tile stores.

Prepare the wall

First, you should prepare the area of the wall on which the backsplash will go, by cleaning it well with warm water. Let it dry completely before continuing.

Mix and apply adhesive

Mix the adhesive by the directions on the package. Apply it to the wall with a notched trowel, holding it at an angle of 45-degrees. Work in sections that are small to avoid drying out. Then start in the middle of the backsplash on the bottom row. Lay the first tile and using a level to ensure it is square. Then place the spacers and continue laying tiles along the row on the bottom. Move to the row above that and continue in the same manner until the entire area is complete. Allow this adhesive to dry completely prior to moving to the final step.

Mix and apply grout

Mix the grout according to directions on the package. Apply the grout, pushing it in between the tiles. Allow it to dry to a haze, then wipe the tiles clean with a damp cloth.

Use marble after more experience

Marble tiles can be used but it is more expensive than tiles made out of other materials. If this is your first time working with tiles best to buy the cheapest tiles just in case you mess up and need to start over. Marble tiles should be saved until you have had more experience working with tiles in your home. The more expensive tiles should be used in later projects.

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