Fast Fix: Kitchens

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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Apply Grout

Wait 24 hours for adhesive to cure before applying grout. Mix grout in a bucket according to the manufacturer's directions. Apply grout along tile seams so it fills them in completely. Do not grout the bottom seam, this will be filled with caulk in a later step.

Clean Surface of Tile

Using a soft, wet sponge, remove excess grout from the tile's surface. Use a gentle approach so you don't wipe grout out of the seams. After an hour, buff glass tiles to remove the hazy film left by grout and water.

Apply Caulk

Apply a thin bead of caulk on the bottom seam where tile meets the countertop. Wet your finger and smooth the caulk seam in a single, continuous motion.

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