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Install a Backsplash

Install a Backsplash

A new backsplash can transform a tired kitchen décor in just a few short hours.

There's a wide range of beautiful tiles available in a variety of exciting colours and patterns. Design the right look for your space by choosing a single tile or several that you can place in an interesting pattern. You can achieve stunning effects by spacing detail tiles here and there among your base tiles or perhaps build a border to define the outside edges of your design.

SEE ALL THE STEPS

  •  There are 7 steps to completing this project:
    Step 1  MEASURE
    Step 2  APPLY ADHESIVE
    Step 3  INSTALL TILE
    Step 4  APPLY GROUT
    Step 5  REMOVE EXCESS
    Step 6  DRY WIPE
    Step 7  CAULK THE COUNTER
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED

Measure

1  MEASURE


Measure your wall space to determine the best fit for your tile.


Apply Adhesive

2  APPLY ADHESIVE


Apply wall tile adhesive to a small area. Don't try to work too far ahead or your adhesive may dry.


Install Tile

3  INSTALL TILE


Ensuring that your tile is straight firmly press it into place.


Apply Grout

4  APPLY GROUT


Mix grout in an appropriate bucket and apply to tile surface using a sweeping pattern on a 45 degree angle to tile joints.


Remove Excess

5  REMOVE EXCESS


After allowing a few minutes for drying, fill a clean bucket with water and sponge the surface grout off the tile. Repeat until the tile surface is visibly clean.


6  DRY WIPE


When the grout is dry wipe down with a dry cloth.


7  CAULK THE COUNTER


Fill the corner between the counter and the tile using a mildew resistant caulk.


What You Need for This Project

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