The final product. 

The final product. 

Supplies needed: 

  • Tiles
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Wall Tile Mastic
  • Sand paper
  • Grout
  • Tile Cutter (usually you can rent one at a home improvement store or you can use a dremel with a blade made for tile)
  • Trowel
  • Tile floater
  • Tile spacers
  • Sponge
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1.       Determine the layout of your tile by laying it out on the counter or the floor. This helps with spacing and applying it to the wall. Line the countertop with tile spacers.

2.       Using the notched trowel apply tile mastic to the wall, use the notched side to texture it to create a surface for proper adhesion. Depending on the design it might be easiest to work from the center out.  Set the tile into place, and move it around a bit before putting it in its final position. Use the tile cutter to cut the tiles as needed, and use the sand paper to smooth any rough edges.

3.       Continue adding tile to the wall using tile spacers between the tiles and along the bottom and top for grout lines.

4.       Let the mastic cure overnight. After it is cured remove the tile spacers. Mix the grout according to the direction on the package. Use the tile floater to apply the grout to the wall. Fill in the gaps in and around the tiles. Let the grout sit overnight to dry. 

5.       Once the grout is dry remove any excess using a sponge and water.

Waiting for the grout to dry before it gets wiped off. 

Waiting for the grout to dry before it gets wiped off.