If you are looking to refresh or renew a kitchen tile backsplash, it might be a good idea to start choosing the kind of surface you wish to use and whether you just want to change the backsplash and/or replace the counter top as well. Replacing a ceramic tiled counter top is a fairly easy job for a professional tile installer and should not take longer than a day or two.
There are two options for replacing your kitchen backsplash:
- Removing your existing coutertop and placing a new countertop (granite, ceasar, stone, wood, or another kind). Then install the backsplash.
- Leave the existing counter top and just replace the ceramic tiled backsplash. This is an easier job. You may also need to replace the drywall/sheet rock behind in order to get a new and smoother wall surface for tile installation.
The following pictures will show you this process of installing a new tiled backsplash. The tiles here are glass, and not ceramic. For this process you take 1×1 glass tile and install them with just medium technical knowledge.
The first thing you have to do is measure the surface area and make sure that there are 90 degrees in each corner. In most cases you will not have 90 degrees due to house movement and age. You will need to decide on your starting point in order to get the finished product on straight and without small/minor cuts. After knowing the starting point, you should lay down the first line of tiles on the counter top, spread the glue on the wall, and align the tiles one by one while making sure that they remain level. You will then complete the 3rd, and 4th line, proceeding until the final line is done. For this, the tiles may need to be cut.
Your backsplash tiles are now completed. Wait about 24 hours for the ceramic glue to dry and then apply the gauze between the tile spaces while using a pencil and a sponge to complete a clean job. The new backsplash will give your kitchen a new look, similar to that of a kitchen remodeling.
If you do not think you can do it yourself, we are here to help you out. Please feel free to contact us and we would be happy to install a new ceramic/glass tiles kitchen backsplash for you.