411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

A Brief Guide to Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is, by far, the most popular siding choice in the world nowadays. It is built using PVC resin in a panel structure that is installed...

on May 30, 2020

A Brief Guide to Stamped Concrete Solutions

Stamped concrete is a visually appealing material used in construction. This concrete is used to create textures that can match itself with the...

on May 30, 2020

Ideas to Improve the Look of Your Homes Interior

Sometimes we need changes in our lives, sometimes in the interiors of our homes or even in our workplaces. Growth can be achieved by simply adding...

on May 27, 2020

5 Reasons to Use Pressure Cleaning

Buildings and surfaces such as driveways and parking lots are exposed to lots of pollutants all year round. While regular cleaning is able to get...

on May 22, 2020

What is Inverter Genertaor? How to Buy a Best Inverter Generator?

Inverter Generators are those machines that work on portable features. One of the advantages of buying these is that they provide clean and clear...

on May 22, 2020

Installing a Kitchen Backsplash - Part II: Planning and Preparation

by Guest on Feb 8, 2011

Part 1: https://www.411homerepair.com/diy/kitchen-bath/6445-installing-a-kitchen-backsplash-part-i-choosing-tile.html

A tile backsplash requires careful planning before the installation process can begin. Selecting the tile and grout to be used as discussed in Part I is an important phase of the planning process since the tools needed and method of installation will be determined in part by these products. Having sufficient supply all of the necessary materials available can help a backsplash project go smoothly and prevent delays. Adhering to all manufacturer recommendations for using the tile, grout and other materials will contribute to the best results.

Before purchasing the tile and grout to be used for a backsplash project, perform some background research to ensure that you are using the appropriate materials together. For instance, if the backsplash will be installed behind a stovetop, ensure that the type of tile you are using is suitable for environments with high heat. It is also important to choose grout and mastic that is suitable for use with the tile being used. Another consideration is whether the tile needs to be sealed to function best in a kitchen environment.

Do not hesitate to ask many questions and read all documentation when selecting and purchasing tile and the other materials you will need for a backsplash project. Purchasing more tile than you think you need is a good idea to account for broken tiles and to give you extra pieces on which to practice cutting.

To determine the amount of tile, grout and other supplies needed for a backsplash project, you will need to first determine what area the backsplash will cover. Often, backsplashes span from the top of a counter to the point where they touch the cabinets above. Accurate measurements are important in the planning phase and throughout the process of installing a tile backsplash.

During the planning phase, it is helpful to create a mockup of the layout of the backsplash, preferably to scale. Precise measurements and layout planning will help you achieve a quality final result and minimize surprises along the way. Laying out the tiles in the exact dimensions and design as the final backsplash is a good way to prepare for affixing them to the wall.

Some tiles will need to be cut to fit into space for your backsplash. A wet tile saw, which is designed for cutting tile, can be rented for this purpose, and a scoring cutter can also come in handy. Several tools are available for cutting tile, and the type of tile you are using may determine the best tool to use. The areas of the wall, cabinets and other surfaces that need to be unaffected by the project should be masked off, and any switch and outlet covers should be removed. Power to the outlets should be cut off for safety while you are working in the area.

Part III of this series covers some tips to consider during the process of installing a tile backsplash.

Maria Polidoro is the owner of Ace Tool Online, a leading dealer and service center for hand and power tools as well as Occidental leather products. Please visit Ace Tool Online to find the right Occidental tool belt, bag belt free system for your needs.

Kitchen / Bathrooms 2481 Views

Author

Guest

Guest

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

How to Maintain Your Lawn

During spring our lawn begins to start receiving more sunshine due to the longer days which results in the grass growing more quickly than previous...

Garden / Landscaping / Patio

5 Tips for Sprucing up Your Garden this Summer

Summertime and the living is easy… Just like the song, it is time to have family and friends over for a barbeque and spend some time...

Garden / Landscaping / Patio

Filter the Dirt with Effective Aircon Servicing and Repairs

Air-conditioners are a must in today’s world because of the soaring temperatures and great climate changes. We all love to use an aircon for...

HVAC / Air Conditioning

Garden Water Features and Fish – Basic Tips You Should Know About

The secret to owning beautiful water features is a basic understanding of what happens to water when fish are placed in ponds or water gardens,...

Garden / Landscaping / Patio

Maintenance Tips for Your Important Kitchen Appliances

Many of us presume that we will need to spend money on a professional handyman to fix a kitchen appliance when it breaks down. Either that or just...

Appliance / Repair

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2020