Installing Ceramic Tile Backsplash Ideas

Jan 23rd

Ceramic tile backsplash – A tile backsplash protects the wall above your countertops water damage, while adding to the beauty of your kitchen. A backsplash can complement your wall color, countertops, cabinets and flooring or act as an accent in the room. Ceramic tile backsplash can be installed directly over existing drywall panels, making this a do-it-yourself ideal project that will improve the look of your kitchen. Ceramic tiles are versatile and come in many styles and colors to suit your needs splash protective design. Using a tape measure, find the center of the wall where the back wall will be installed. Mark the center of the wall with a line using a pencil and ruler.

Ceramic Tile Backsplash For Kitchen

Tile putty Spread evenly on the wall with a notched trowel. Place the bottom row of tiles from the wall on either side of the center line, and work your way to the outer edges. Insert tile spacers between the tile joints to maintain uniform spacing. Work your way of installing wall ceramic tile backsplash using the same procedure as in step 4 until you have reached the desired height of the rear wall. Allow the putty to dry for 48 hours.

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Fill a rubber float with grout. Drag the float through the spaces between tiles at an angle so that the grout fills the joints. Allow the grout to dry for 15-20 minutes, or until a film is formed over the tiles. Wash the excess grout off the tiles with a damp sponge. Rinse the sponge and continue to wash the surface of the tiles until the sponge is twisted out clear.