If you want to transform your kitchen or bathroom but are on a tight financial situation, do not worry. You might be able to do just that by installing a backsplash using beautiful tiles. First, we need to go through some of the tools you are going to need.
1. Grout mixture – mix water, cement, and fine sand to get your grout. Note that you need to hit a certain grout thickness for the best results. Therefore, follow expert recommendations to the letter when you do this 2. Tile cutter – could be manual or electric depending on your preference. To be used to cut tiles into the required shapes for backsplash installation 3. Pencil – to mark both the tiles before cutting and the walls to tell you where to install the cut tiles 4. Tape measure – the role of a tape measure is self-explanatory. You will need to make accurate measurements for the best results. 5. Straight edge- to enable you place tiles at perfect angles for aesthetic value 6. Spirit level – does the same job as the straight edge, although with more accuracy 7. A drill – to drill holes in walls that will help you with tile installation 8. Tile spacers 9. Tiles
Once you have gathered all the required equipment, it is now time to begin working on your backsplash installation. To do it well, you will need an extra hand to help you.
Cover the kitchen countertop or the adjacent floor - to prevent creating a mess while you install your backsplash, utilize old newspapers by taping them over surfaces that might get dirty during the process. Thank me later for saving you a lot of cleaning this way.
Measure the dimensions of the area – measuring both the length and height will help you to help you know the number of tiles you will to use. Be sure to mark your centerline across the area to install the backsplash since it is where you will begin, downwards and upwards.
Cut your tiles to your preferred shapes –using the tile cutter, cut your tiles to your preferred shapes while being mindful of accuracy. During cutting, you may want to consider some unconventional shapes like hexagons to make it more appealing. Square and rectangular tiles are very common; therefore, a little creativity is welcome.
Put tile spacers at measured intervals – Tile spacers will allow you to apply grout between the tiles, at even spaces. Doing this will significantly improve the aesthetic value of your backsplash as opposed to simply installing tiles without using the spacers.
Use mirror arrangement around corners – For symmetry, it is recommended that you use this technique for incomplete tiles rather than simply continuing with your layout of tiles in a progressive way. If you have any questions, be sure to contact our flooring installation experts for more guidance on the matter. Also, we can handle the job for you if you prefer.