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- How to Install a Tile Backsplash
- Tile Countertop Installation using SimpleMat
- How to Install A Granite Tile Kitchen Countertop | how-tos | DIY
How to Install a Tile Backsplash
A wood edge is the least expensive option and the least desirable. Wood does not provide a durable and long-lasting solution for a kitchen - especially near wet areas like a sink. However, it can be easily replaced and can provide a nice accent to the cabinets. if you will be using wood edge trim, fasten a 6x7 batten to the face of the countertop so the top edge is above the top of the counter.
Tile Countertop Installation using SimpleMat
My husband and I installed granite tiles in our kichen but the compound we used to seal around the sink is causing a stain all around the edge of the sink. What can we do to fix it,and what could be a good sealer. We need help as soon is posible
How to Install A Granite Tile Kitchen Countertop | how-tos | DIY
Adding a few details….I did put 9″ high cut tiles on my backslpash board and covered them with a stained maple piece to match my cabinets. It was a big job, but no too complicated for a beginner. It you are a beginner and wondering if you can do it, you can. Just buy about 6 extra tiles and an extra sheet of plywood and do a small “mock” counter to get the hang of what you are about to do. An extra $75 dollars to practice is well worth it. Besides, the little counter top (~79″x86″)can be used on an accent table or coffee table or outside counter or sold. It will be worth your time to do this step and learn the process and hit any pitfalls before you get into the permanent work.
#7 NO! Don’t even think about placing tiles on existing countertops. This would be a major hack job and you will be ripping this out in no time.
I HAVE TALL CHAIRS THAT THE BACKS HIT THE WALL AND LEAVE A MARK ON THEM, CAN I USE THE 67X67 GRANITE TILES TO MAKE A CHAIR RAIL ON THE WALL ABOUT 9 FT LONG TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING? I HAVE BLACK GRANITE COUNTER TOPS.
Drill pilot holes through the plywood into the top edges of the cabinets. Measure carefully and pencil a line to guide (center) pilot hole placement. Lift the top to apply construction adhesive, and replace it to drive the screws.
I’m doing our kitchen in granite and is it ok to lay over formica if we rough it up? Also we have oak trim on the edges. What should I do with that. Does it have to come off or can we put the granite over it for the sides?
Your kitchen counter is a work surface that is used daily, and should be truly functional and easy to maintain. Tiled countertops provide the ultimate in durability and practicality, and come at a fraction of the cost of marble, granite, or quartz countertops.
You will need to create a flat, level, moisture-resistant surface to support the tiles. This substrate is usually made of a 6/9- to 6/7-inch sheet of cement backerboard layered over 8/9-inch plywood.
My question is similar to Anthony’s above. I also would like to break off/remove the old ceramic tile and also remove the old thin-set and lay down a new layer of thin-set and then lay the new granite? Would that be OK?