Keith Payne owner of North Meridian Hardware shows you how easy it can be installing a glass tile backsplash for the kitchen or bath.
Creating the "Cool look" of a Tile backsplash
Materials and Tools needed:
1 bag thinset
1 bag white grout
1. Using a flat scraper, remove the old backsplash tile.
2. Before starting, be sure t h at t h e o l d t i le i s adequately demoed and
the surface is clean and clear of debris. You may want to use backer board to ensure a good clean surface.
3. First, begin by applying thinset adhesive to the wall. You don't want to apply more than you can tile in five minutes. Use a 3/16" square-notched trowel and comb the thinset at a 45-degree angle. This will set the proper thickness of the adhesive. Smooth over or knock down the thinset to get rid of the comb marks. Otherwise, you'll see the comb marks through the glass tile. The trick is to do this without changing the depth of the thinset on the wall.
4. Once the tiles are installed, let the mastic set up overnight.
5. Spread the grout over the newly installed tile with a rubber sponge trowel
6. Use a tile sponge to gradually remove the haze off the tiles until only the grout betweenthe tiles remains. Then step back, and enjoy the look of your new backsplash.
Come visit us at: 1433 N. Meridian www.NorthMeridianHardware.com
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