DIY To Install Tile Kitchen Counter
Tile kitchen counter – Ceramic tiles are tiles of clay pressed, fired and then glazed. It comes in a variety of colors and styles and is known for its heat resistance, making it well suited for a kitchen. It is softer than porcelain or stone tiles, and so can chip or crack. But replacing one or two tiles is an easy fix, especially after you have installed a lot countertop full of them. Measure your bench height and width to determine how many tiles you need to cover the area. Cover the floor with a cloth and your cabinets with plastic wrap to prevent damage to them while the tile counter. Move any device that sits up on the kitchen counter.
Use a handsaw to cut a ¾-inch plywood to the size of your countertop. Remember that the plywood should extend beyond the cabinet base with about an inch. Attach the plywood to the cabinet base with galvanized 1-inch screws. Add a ¼- to ½ inch sheet cementitious backer board on top of plywood. Fasten backer board to plywood with galvanized screws. Dry lay the tile kitchen counter and use spacers to account for the joints. Laying out the tray before you know where you need to cut the tiles to fit and will give you an idea of what it will look like. Mark the place that must be provided for the edge plates by snapping a Chalkline down backer board.
Mix thinset following the manufacturer’s instructions. Add the plates move from the corner out. Press the tiles in the mortar firmly, moving it back and forth when you press. Inserting plastic spacer between the plates in order to leave room for the grout. Remove them when all the tile kitchen counter are laid. Place the edge of the tiles by spreading a layer of thinset on the back of the plate and press it into place. Allow the thinset to dry overnight. Mix mill according to manufacturer’s instructions. Use a grout float held at a 45-degree angle to apply grout, pushing it into the gaps. Scrape flow over the plates to remove excess.