A budget friendly upgradation of the kitchen may be achieved by installing mosaic tile backsplashes. DIY would result in more savings as compared to engaging a professional. Yet if installing tiles is not your forte and never attempted before, some difficult situations may arise. Read on to discover a few tips that would help while facing common problems when they arise. Face them head on like a professional would.
Putting Tiles Behind Appliances
White Glossy Subway Tile
The bottom row of the kitchen backsplash tile installation needs solid support. Though it is simpler to place tiles on a backsplash over a countertop, appliance backgrounds are quite different. A backsplash behind the cooking range has no support from a counter. You need to screw in a board on the vacant space on the wall without the counter. Remove the supporting board when the tiles are installed. Allow spaces between the tiles to allow room for caulking.
Edges That Look Clumsy
Arabescato Carrara Honed Pencil Molding along with Telaio 2″ Hexagon Honed Mosaic
Depending upon the pattern of installation, clumsy edges may appear that seem unfinished. Use the trim pieces for the fine finish, particularly with mosaic and subway tiles not ending at the corners or otherwise framed.
We manufacture products splendidly suited for the task like Arabescato Carrara Honed Pencil Marble Molding with a pretty 3D impact. Matching colors will not be necessary since contrasts are very effective too.
The Bottom Grout Cracking Problem
Puebla Splitface Travertine
Avoid using grout that may crack between the bottom tiles and the countertop edge. Use caulk with its greater flexibility and wait for things to settle across time.
Tile The Spaces Around Outlets
Ice Interlocking Pattern Mosaic Tile
Several electrical outlets around the kitchen backsplash create problems during tile installation. Pre-meshed mosaic tile sheets like the Ice Interlocking Pattern would help. You need a handheld tile cutter to trim the tiles at the electrical outlets.
Calacatta Bianco Patterned Marble
If excessive grout spoils the effect, use a damp cloth for cleaning up.
DIP does save a lot of money, but you might miss the professional spic and span effect. Yet the professionals started by learning the same tricks. Give it a try and it is bound to work. You now know the possible errors and how to fix the problems if they do come up. Are you ready to begin?