Install Mosaic Tile Kitchen Backsplash
Mosaic tile kitchen backsplash – A tile backsplash is the perfect way to keep the area above the sink or stove attractive and easy to clean. Mosaic tiles offer a plethora of options for colors and patterns. You can choose bright, bold colors that complement your decor, or use a muted terra-cotta design to emphasize a southwestern or country theme. Your tiles can be made of marble, mosaic and glass. Glass tile is one of the most common choices for a kitchen backsplash because the color is applied to the back of the tile, which makes the front easy to clean without damaging the brilliant design for. Select a mosaic design that complements your overall interior and let your attractive backsplash become a focal point in your kitchen.
Install a mosaic tile kitchen backsplash, measure the area of your backsplash. It is important to have exact measurements when choosing tiles for this project. Select tiles for your backsplash and decide on a design for their installation. Lay out the pattern on a flat surface and measure the finished design to fit on your wall. Prepare the wall for your tile installation. Clean the wall, dry it completely and sand down the surface. Wipe off the dust from sanding so that you have a clean and rough surface. Fill your bucket with tile mastic. Scoop out some trowel applied to the lower part of the wall. An area that is large enough for your first six to eight plates.
Begin put plates on the wet mastic. Place the trays with the bottom flat against the bottom surface. Press each tile firmly into the mastic. Use more mastic on the wall as you continue to apply tiles to your design is complete. Allow mastic to dry for at least 24 hours. Mix grout according to package directions. Spread grout with a grout float over the surface of the tile; apply the grout diagonally to the direction of the tile seams. Wipe clean the tiles with a damp sponge. Allow the grout to dry completely for about an hour. Wipe the surface of the tiles with a dry cloth to remove any remaining dirt. Caulk the top and bottom of the mosaic tile kitchen backsplash where it meets the counter and below cabinets or ceiling above.