Install a Kitchen Backsplash
Remodeling your kitchen not only adds beauty to your home but also increases value. You can easily achieve this goal by installing a tile or stack stone backsplash. If you do it properly, it will give a new, fresh look to the space between your countertops and kitchen cabinets. In addition, you can personalize the design to suit your preferences and blend in with your existing home décor. Here are the steps for installing a kitchen backsplash.
Before you can start working on the backsplash, you need to gather all the tools and materials needed for the project. Some of the important tools and equipment include a notched trowel, sand paper, float, rubber gloves, bucket, sponge, a rubber grout, and a diamond blade metal grinder. If you do not have a metal grinder, a wet saw will do. In regards to materials, you require screws, tiles, adhesive (mastic), stack stones, spacers, as well as tile nippers. With these materials and time to spare, you are ready to start the project.
Preparing the Surface
Before you can begin preparing the surface, clear all countertop appliances. After this, sand the drywall, using sandpaper, until it is smooth and free of impurities. This makes it easier for the adhesive to stick to the drywall surface. If you have an existing backsplash, you must remove it completely. Repair any damage to the wall before proceeding with the backsplash installation. With the surface done, measure the space between your countertop and kitchen cabinets. Mark a focal point at the center of your backsplash to serve as a guide when setting the tiles.