Installing Subway Tiles To Your Kitchen As Backsplash
Subway tiles are traditionally white, and measure 3 inches by 6 inches. Subway tiles can be great backsplash for your kitchen. If you want to install subway tiles, here are instructions for you. Apply a coat of tile mastic to the backsplash area of the wall with a notched trowel. Starting in the bottom left corner of the backsplash area, set a row of tiles across the bottom. Insert tile spacers in the joints between the countertop and the bottom of each tile as well as in the joints where the tiles meet each other to create an evenly spaced layout. Lay a second row of tile above the first row in the same manner. Continue until you have reached the bottom of the cabinets, filling the entire backsplash area. Remove the tile spacers once the mastic has hardened to the touch. Allow the mastic to set for at least 24 hours. Pack grout into the joints between the tiles with a grout float.
Hold the grout float at a slight angle and drag it across the joints to fill them with grout. Allow the grout to form a haze over the subway tiles, which takes approximately 15 minutes. Dampen a sponge and wipe the haze off each tile. Rinse and repeat the process until the water wrung from the sponge is clear. Allow the grout to dry overnight before continuing. Apply a thin bead of caulk around the perimeter of the tiled backsplash with a caulking gun. Run your finger across the caulk line to smooth it out and create a uniform bead of caulk.