One area of a kitchen that’s sometimes a trouble spot is the area over the counter top. One way to solve several problems is to install a kitchen tile backsplash. Now a tile backsplash is practical for sure. But it’s an area to let the creative juices flow too.
See you can use that little area over the counter top to really add a finishing touch to a kitchen. You can use all kinds of tiles in this project. This is a great spot to showcase some special accent tiles. It may be where you use some hand painted tiles or tiles with texture or designs. See there’s no reason why all these tiles have to be of the same design. Mix it up to make it interesting.
Tile is easy to maintain and that’s one of the best reasons for a tile back splash. Just wipe it off and it’s clean and looking like new.
Installing a back splash yourself is very possible. There are just a few special considerations if you install it yourself. There are quite a few tiles to cut normally. That’s especially true if you will trim around any openings like windows. That’s slow with many cuts, but it’s not hard. Other openings to trim around include the switch boxes or wall outlets. Be careful around any electrical connections. The base is another consideration.
You can put ceramic tile over many surfaces. Whatever the surface, it must be clean and solid. Often the pros put a layer of cement board down to apply the tile over. A backsplash may be a good spot for cement board as a tile backing. Other than the large amount of trim including the extra cuts, installing a tile backsplash is much like any other tile project.
With the right tools and some planning, you can install your own kitchen tile backsplash. One plus is you get to practice your cutting because of all the trim required.
You can get access to video tutorials that show you just how to install a kitchen tile backsplash for a fresh new look.