How To Install Glass Mosaic Backsplash?

by Lisa C. Marketing Writer

Want to install glass mosaic tiles for kitchen backsplash? If you know how to install tiles and have a couple of DIY tile installation projects, this can be easy for you. However, since these tiles are made from glass, you will need to a little careful while working with these tiles.

Check out the following tips for easy installation of glass mosaic tile kitchen backsplash –

Get The Right Tools –

With tools, you wouldn’t actually be able to complete the project. Even professional tile placers come with their tool box to ensure perfect finish and right alignment.

Here is the list of tools that you will need for glass mosaic tile installation:

  • Level
  • Tape measure
  • Tile spacers (1/8 inch)
  • Wet saw
  • Tile/Ruby Cutters
  • Notched trowel
  • Grinding Stone

Outline the Area To Be Tiled –

Measure and create a layout for the area on which you have to install backsplash. You could also mark lines on the surface right according to the size of your tiles. Do take care of the space between tile while creating the outline.

Level Substrate –

For clean-handed installation, make sure that the substrate on which the tiles will be place is level. If it is not even, you will first need to prepare this surface.

Apply Thinset –

Once the substrate is ready, you are ready to through thin-set mortar for tile placement. Mix the mortar as directed on the packaging. Apply it using the notched trowel to ensure proper and level depth.

Apply the Tiles –

Pick your glass mosaic tile and press it on the mortar. Take care of the space between tiles as you complete the first row. Use tile spacers to ensure equal space between tiles.

Here, you will need to check with your supplier regarding the right type of sealant or adhesive for your glass mosaic tiles. Common mortar can react with the backing of glass tiles and create an unsightly look at the front after installation. You could buy adhesive from your tile supplier as well.

Apply Grout –

Once the tiles have set and the mortar/sealant has dried, it is time to fill the space between tiles with good quality grout.

It is advisable to use unsanded grout with your glass mosaic tiles.

There you have it. That is how you complete your glass mosaic kitchen backsplash installation.

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