Kitchen Update: Add a Glass Tile Backsplash
Adding a high-end glass tile backsplash is a lot easier than you may think, and it makes a tremendous difference in your kitchen's style.
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- opaque glass tile
- non-sanded grout
- thinset adhesive
- V-notched trowel
- glass tile cutter
- tile spacers (optional)
- wax pencil
- rubber grout float
Turn off power to all walls where you'll be working and remove outlet covers on the area to be tiled.
Prep the Wall
Using 80- or 90-grit sandpaper, thoroughly sand the backsplash area to be tiled. Wipe walls with a damp rag to remove any loose debris. Find the visual center of the wall. This is where you will begin tiling. Use a level to draw a centerline through the visual center.
Dry Fit Tiles
Make sure you understand how your tile will lay out, and that you will be happy with the fit by doing a dry layout on the floor before adhering tile to wall.
Update and paint your kitchen cabinets with these instructions from HGTV.com.