There is a great satisfaction that comes when you finish a home project that you’ve been wanting to do. Since we moved into our home two and a half years ago, I’ve wanted to put in a back-splash and new faucet in our kitchen. We finally found an open Saturday and got to work. It’s amazing the projects you can do that don’t cost too much that can make such a huge difference.
Here are the supplies you need:
*12×12 tiles of your choice
*adhesive to back the tiles
*an adhesive spreader
*a flat bottom spreader tool for spreading the grout (different than adhesive)
*a large yellow sponge to wipe the grout
*a towel to clean after you’ve sponged
*possibly a tile saw (we ended up renting one)
*Calk to seal the edges
We started out measuring the first piece so that it was exactly side to side and top to bottom where we wanted it above our oven. Then we started at the left and worked to the right. We spread a generous amount of adhesive and then applied the tile and pressed as hard on it as we could. Some of the adhesive came through the little tiles-which I quickly wiped up. We aligned the tiles so they connected and just kept moving through the kitchen. It took us about 4 hours to apply on and then 5 hours to let the adhesive dry before we applied the grout.
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