Installing a Tile Countertop
Give your kitchen a whole new look with these step-by-step instructions.
Before beginning this project, you'll need to decide on the tile pattern for the finished countertop. Sketching the dimensions of the space may help to determine the best pattern. Here's how to install the countertop:
Materials and Tools:
pneumatic nail gun (optional)
wet tile saw
1. Turning off all water-supply lines to the sink and bleed the faucet lines. Remove the fasteners holding the sink in place and lift the sink out. Remove the old countertop by striking with a hammer in an upward motion on the underside of the counter. Then pull the entire piece out by hand.
4. Cut all the tile pieces needed with the wet tile saw.
7. Allow tiles to set.
9. Using the trowel, pull the grout at 45-degree angles to the tiles and make sure to fill in all the crevices.
10. Use a damp sponge to wipe off all excess grout before it dries completely.
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