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How to Put Up a Backsplash

How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

Adding a new backsplash is a great way to jazz up an otherwise dull room. With many different types of tile to choose from, whether it’s stone, glass, ceramic or porcelain tiles, the styling options are literally endless. A DIY backsplash is the perfect solution!

Starting off with working on a small area first like a backsplash is a great way to get experience before tackling a bigger area.

The more things you can take into consideration in your planning and laying out, the better the finished product will look!

  • Pick a tile that will lay out nicely with your space so that you will have fewer cuts
  • Make sure you get the right spacers for your tile, ask your sales representative to help you pick out the right spacer when you purchase your tile.
  • Make sure you are starting with a level surface. More often than not, counter tops and cabinets may not be perfectly level.
What is needed for the job
Supplies
  • Tile of Choice
  • Tile Adhesive
  • Tile Spacers
  • Grout
Tools
  • Level
  • Wet Saw
  • Manual Snap Cutter
  • Pencil
  • Tape Measure
  • Trowel
  • Sponge
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