The Handyguys discuss doing a tile back-splash.
Decide on your layout. If you go horizontal, you will have significantly fewer cuts. If you have a complicated pattern, you should lay out each piece of tile on the floor so you can see how it will go on the wall.
Decorative tiles can add a nice look to your project but can really add to the cost. When selecting a tile, ensure that any bull-nose, inside corners, outside corners, etc. are available. Some patterns and layouts wont need the pieces. They can add significantly to your budget depending on your tile choices.
Tools and Materials
Handyguy Paul found all the tools he needed at the local True Value. First decide on mastic or thinset. The Handyguys discuss the pros and cons of each choice and what applications are best for each. You will need a trowel, a grout float, a tile saw (rent, borrow or buy one), spacers, grout, caulk, a bucket and a large sponge.
Paul wraps up the show with some tips and encouragement for anyone considering doing a tile back-splash.
The Handyguys would like to Thank True Value for sponsoring several segments of The Handyguys Podcast over the past few months. It’s supporters like True Value that make it possible for us to stay on the air.