How To Install Glass Tile Backsplash with No Mess
Tips on how to install a glass tile backsplash
A beautiful, well designed kitchen backsplash not only is a beautiful decor accent in your kitchen, increasing the value of your home, but a way to make the wall behind the cooktop and countertop an easy to clean surface.
When it comes to kitchen decor, one easy way to get the kitchen all pulled together is to have a tile backsplash; the design and colors chosen should get an unified look for countertops, cabinets and appliances.
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How to install glass tile backsplash in 5 easy steps, with no mortar
This is how our backsplash kitchen looked like BEFORE:
We wanted to install our glass tile backsplash with as little as possible mess and "after the job" clean-up. So we opted to use "Simplemat" tile setting mat instead of the regular mortar( it can be found at Home Depot). We also used glass tile sheets.
Tip: Determine whether you will need to cut tiles or not, and plan where is the best place to cut them: either at the end of the wall, or the upper row just under the cabinets. Choose the least visible place of the two.
In the picture below, you can see how the mat looks after it was applied on the wall
Tip: Don't forget to remove all outlet covers and or switch plates before installation.
You can add accent tiles or liner bars where you designed them.
Tip: Use a level to keep the vertical and horizontal lines.
If you have lots of cutting to do, especially around electrical outlets, it's better to use a wet saw to cut the tiles.
Tip: Plan to buy more tiles than actually needed. We did some mistakes when cutting, so it was good we have few extra glass tile sheets.
Tip: Clean tools and hands with water before material dries.
These were the 5 easy steps on how to install glass tile backsplash with no mess. And this is how our glass tile backsplash kitchen looked AFTER:
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