DIY: Ceramic Backsplash Tile
Ceramic backsplash tile – Installing a tile backsplash is an opportunity to decorate the wall behind the kitchen table, while protecting it from moisture comes out in the wash. Ceramic tile is one of the best materials for this purpose because it is water resistant, easy to work with, and come in several varieties of color, size and style than any other kind of hard tile. Start with a clean, dry, solid wall.
Lay out your backsplash on the wall, mark out the area with your pencil and level. Mark a vertical line in the middle of the field. Spread the tile adhesive over the area with your notched adhesive trowel, covering it completely. You will still see the middle line through the glue. Tap your ceramic backsplash tile adhesive, starts along the bottom row in the middle. Put spacers under the tiles to separate them from the kitchen table and on the sides of tiles to separate them from each other.
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Set tiles to cover the whole area, building up and out from the center. Using trim tiles to border the outer perimeter where the backsplash meets the wall. Use a tile cutter to make any necessary cuts. Allow tiles to set for a day. Apply grout over the tiles with your grout float, forcing the grout lines between the tiles and scraping the surface. Not grout gap between the ceramic backsplash tile and countertop. Allow the grout to set overnight.