Installing glass tile as backsplash in your kitchen can be included in a DIY project that you can do to make your kitchen more attractive while protecting the wall. It is not a difficult job because you can even complete it in a few hours. There are three main steps of how to install glass tile, they are preparation, installation and finishing. These three steps can be covered easily with enough patient and awareness.
To install glass tile as your kitchen backsplash, you need to firstly make the preparation by assembling the materials like glass tile, tile adhesive, trowel, grout and float. Don’t forget to check the label of your grout whether or not it needs to be sealed. Once the materials are prepared, you need to prepare the walls where the glass tile will be installed. Remove any wallpaper or other building material from the walls and clean all the debris from the walls. You can find the center point of your backsplash area, and then draw an intersecting chalk line to indicate the center of the first row. When the preparation is completed, how to install glass tile can be started. If you install small mosaic glass tile, you can simply adhere it to a mesh backing in 1 square foot sizes to help you cut and install the backsplash easily. You can start it from the center to make both the edges of the tiles wall are even. After installing the glass tile, then you can finish it using a grout float to apply the grout and smooth it into the crevices. Clean the surface from grout residue with a damp sponge and apply it dry. Once it dries, you can apply a grout sealer according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Those are the three main steps of how to install glass tile that you can do to protect the wall of your kitchen with a beautiful backsplash.