Covering kitchen wall with tiles is a very good idea, especially because of the fact that they are easy to maintain. At the same time, cleaning tiles is also pretty easy and can be done in a matter of minutes. If you are ready to invest some of your time and energy, we promise you - not much, you can install tiles on your kitchen wall yourself also. Not only will it save the cost of labor, but also let you experiment with different designs and lend the wall individuality. Installing kitchen wall tiles is easy, provided you know the correct instructions. Just follow them through and see your kitchen wall being converted into something trendy soon enough.
How To Install Kitchen Wall Tiles
- Wet Sponge
- Clean Rag
- Tile Cutter
- First of all, you will have to remove the cover from all electrical outlets on the wall. Follow this with turning off the power.
- Take a sponge and wet it properly, squeezing out the excess water. Use it to clean the wall on which you have to install the tiles.
- Making use of a clean rag, dab the wall dry.
- Next, you will have to apply adhesive to a small area, with the help of a trowel.
- Place the first tile on the adhesive and push on it gently. This will make sure that the tile sticks to the wall.
- Place spacers on all corners of the tile.
- Lay the next tile flush against the spacers. Follow this with another tile, adding spacers to each tile as you go.
- After you have covered the area coated with adhesive, apply the glue to another small section and repeat the process.
- After the entire wall has been covered, it is the time to cut the tiles, with a tile cutter, to fit the edges and corners of the wall.
- Leave the wall untouched for several hours, in order to let the tiles stick properly.
- Now, remove the spacers.
- Fill the space that has been created by removing spacers, with grout. For the purpose, put some grout on a grout spreader and smooth it across the tiles.
- After all the spaces have been filled in by grout, wipe the tile with a damp sponge and remove excess grout.
- Let the grout set for a few hours and then, polish the tiles with a wet sponge or cleaner.
- If you are planning to make a design with tiles, you can sketch the tile spacing by tracing the tile configuration on the wall, in pencil.
- Never cover the entire wall with adhesive in the first go, since it dries easily. It is better to divide the wall into sections and handle one section at a time.