Expert Advice on How to Install Backsplash (Part One)

Your kitchen is the heart of your home. It is where you prepare your food, and it can also serve as a casual hangout. Amongst the many stylish additions in a kitchen, backsplash serves multiple purposes in your kitchen and may be worth the investment. Backsplash not only gives your kitchen a completed look as well as adds character to your home, but it is easy to clean and prevents splashing onto your walls. With thousands of styles available, picking the perfect backsplash for your home can be a fun and perfect way to personalize your style. To help you in the process, we put together the step by step installation if you are looking to tackle this project yourself. Let’s take a look and see how:

Supplies

The right supplies will help make this task go a lot smoother. Installing backsplash takes some artistic skills as well as handwork skills. It is recommended to hire a professional for this home improvement, but if you would like to do it yourself, you will need to pick up or rent a couple of tools.

You will need:

1. The tile of your choice
2. The grout of your choice (Note: some sanded grout may take off the finish of your tile)
3. A sponge
4. Some rags
5. A bucket
6. Tile Adhesive
7. Drill with a mixing attachment
8. Tile Cutting hand tools
9. Level
10. Grout Float
11. Wet Saw
12. Tile Spacers
13. Notched Trowel
14. Pencil or Washable Marker
15. Rubber Gloves
16. Caulking Gun
17. Caulk
18. Paintbrush
19. Safety Glasses

Having the right tools and equipment is essential. Your kitchen’s backsplash can be tricky, and it is best to hire a professional for the job. If you do decide to do this project yourself, make sure to invest in all the correct safety equipment as well. Some power tools can be extremely dangerous and even life-threatening. Installing your own backsplash is a great way to become united with your home and invest time into home projects. Your custom style and design can show throughout your installation. Continue reading Expert Advice on How to Install Backsplash | Part 2 to learn how to properly install your tile.

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