Published: 17.10.2017 18:09

How to install backsplash tile around electrical outlets

«How to install backsplash tile around electrical outlets» in pictures.

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Turn off the electricity supply and loosen the plates. Hold a tile in place and mark it so the cut edges will fit behind the plate (Image 6).

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Is your brand-new tile not quite as shiny as you expected? Leftover grout on the surface can leave a hazy film. This can happen days later, even after you’ve carefully cleaned it off. Wipe the tile with a damp cloth to remove the hazy film, and repeat daily as needed until your tile looks as it should.

Kitchen Tile Backsplash Tricks For Dealing With Appliances, Outlets

As long as you've got a straight, flat, obstacle-less wall, it's easy to tile a kitchen backsplash. Add an outlet or appliance, and things become a bit more difficult. Given the fact that kitchens, by definition, have outlets and applications, you need to know how to deal with these situations.

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When you are done your cover should lay flat on tile and outlet should protrude at a normal depth. This isn't an exact science, and you can eyeball the need for more spacers or less spacers if your cover doesn't go on.

From how the backsplash looks today, you'd never know it was a DIY job. By following some of the troubleshooting tips I've outlined above, hopefully, yours will look perfectly professional, too!

Starting with your bottom row of tiles, apply tiles to the thin-set. Press and wiggle each tile to set into the mortar, keeping each flat, plumb and level.

Use 6/8-inch spacers to keep a consistent space between tiles as you go. You can pull out the spacers when the mortar starts to dry.

Add accent tiles or liner bars where you designed them.

When it comes to. MORE tiling a kitchen backsplash, the appliance wall (as it is in my case) presents a plethora of potential problems for the DIY tiler. In this one kitchen section alone we have an exposed edge to finish (preferably in a straight line), a range to tile behind and two separate outlets to tile around!

Apply border tiles adjacent to the last row of main tiles, or at the required height within the main tiles. Leave any cuts until last (Image 7).

Also, the kitchen had three different areas we were tiling and a handful of outlets, which I thought would be very challenging, but it was actually quite easy to install the peel and tiles around outlets. Just take your peel and stick tile and measure your area where the outlet is on the wall. Then transfer the measurements to your tile.