If your backsplash is getting mildewed and is difficult to clean, you may want to consider a simple solution to your problem, using ceramic tiles on backsplash walls. Ceramic tiles on backsplash walls can also add much needed color to a rather dark and boring section of the kitchen.
Since you can find tiles in a wide range of colors, patterns, and sizes, you will be able to find the perfect tiles for your kitchen backsplash. In fact, if you can’t find the right tiles on the store shelves, you can even have custom tiles handcrafted.
Ceramic tiles on backsplash walls are fairly easy to install. You will need to measure the length and width of your backsplash space and multiply the length by the width, which gives you the square footage, which you will need to use to figure out how many tiles to buy. Remember that there will be spaces of up to a quarter inch between the tiles. Also, if you are going to use a mural in the middle of your backsplash, don’t forget to subtract the number of tiles that will be replaced by the mural.
Of course, you will need more than tiles to create your backsplash. To put ceramic tiles on backsplash walls, homeowners will need tile adhesive, grout, spacers, a putty knife, and grout sealer. Draw guidelines on your wall to help you lay the tiles in a straight line.
Then, spread tile adhesive on a small section of the wall. Place your first tile in the far corner of the section and put several spacers around the tile to help you position the surrounding tiles so that there is an even amount of space on each side. Continue these steps until all of the tiles are in place. Let the adhesive dry thoroughly.
Next, spread the grout between your tiles. Wipe off any excess grout right away and allow the grout to dry for up to forty eight hours. Then, seal the grout with the grout sealer. If you skip this step, your grout will not be waterproof and will stain easily.