Updating your Kitchen Backsplash is Easy!

Installing stone or glass tile backsplashes in kitchens has been one of the most popular do-it-yourself trends of 2012. Not only can it transform a kitchen, but it is easy to install with little prep and clean up. Whether you want a bright splash of color to lighten up your kitchen or just tired of looking at an empty wall adding tile is the simplest solution.

Installation is simple, after you have planned where you want the backsplash, the first step is to ensure that the wall is clean and dry. If there is any moisture it will be trapped behind the tile and cause wood in the wall to rot and weaken.

It is important to follow the manufactures instructions on what kind of adhesive and how much to use with the tile chosen. Start by pressing each tile on starting from the bottom center and working out, ensuring that none of the spacers overlap. Once all of the tiles are firmly on remove the spacers and apply the grout.

The final step is to remove excess and wait to dry before enjoying.

Popular backsplash materials are pebble tile, glass subway tile and even stainless steel tile!