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How to Give Your Kitchen the Look of Granite for Less (Tiling Your Countertops With Granite Tile)

As of late, at a store we saw rock sections discounted for near $40 per square foot and at similar store we saw stone tile for under $9 per square foot. In the event that done well, stone tile ledges are similarly pretty much as tasteful as rock sections. On the off chance that you wish to update your kitchen ledges and give your entire kitchen a more pleasant, more tasteful look, rock tiles are the practical method for doing as such. So here’s an instructional exercise for you. We trust this rouses you to make your kitchen DIY backsplash ideas  tasteful.

Instruments Required:

Tile Saw

Round Saw

Dance Saw



Indented scoop

Elastic cushioned grout float

Materials Required:

Stain-Verification Grout

Tile Cement

3/4″ Pressed wood

Rock tiles (we suggest 12 x 12)

Matching Rock tile nose


Measuring tape

1/16″ Tile Spacers

1/4″ Concrete Benefactor Board


To begin with, measure your old ledges and record every one of the estimations. You should purchase sufficient pressed wood and concrete supporter board to cover this equivalent measure of counter. Most ledges are 25 inches down, this ought to be the ideal profundity for two 12 x 12 tiles in addition to one nose.

When you have your materials as a whole, eliminate your old ledges then measure your pressed wood to cover each segment of ledge. Slice your pressed wood to the right estimations with your roundabout saw. For the present, don’t stress over the dispersing for your sink, just put the compressed wood directly over where the sink will go. Drill openings and screw the pressed wood into the cupboards each segment of counter in turn.

After your pressed wood is all gotten, you should accept cautious estimations of your sink, mark your estimations precisely where it will go, and afterward cut out the entire for the sink with your jigsaw. Ensure that your sink opening is focused over the base bureau.

Next comes the concrete supporter board. Concrete board can be sliced to the right size with a decent extremely sharp steel and afterward broken, similar as you would do with drywall. I ordinarily put concrete board on one or the other side of the opening for the sink and afterward put strips at the front and back of the opening. Slice your concrete board to match your pressed wood and screw it into the pressed wood. Assuming your concrete board is sliced to fit firmly, all you should put on it is the tile cement. Notwithstanding, assuming there are holes in the concrete board, you can utilize network tape to cover over the holes.

Presently you will need to begin spreading out your tiles to sort out precisely the way in which they will fit. As this is regular stone, not all tiles are equivalent. I like to coordinate the hazier tiles with more obscure noses, to spread everything out and ensure it fits well. Then, figure out what tiles you should cut and where, checking them plainly. Cut those tiles.

Presently the time has come to begin putting the tiles down with tile cement. I suggest doing this each segment of counter in turn. Take your tile glue and begin applying with your scoop over the concrete board. Lay the tile at the back, straight up close to the wall first. Lay the one before that, nearer to the edge straightaway. This ought to leave barely sufficient space for the nose at the very edge where you can stick that down. Make a point to spread an even layer of glue across the counter, working a couple of feet all at once. Lay your most memorable tile and the tile close to it. Put a tile in the middle between them at two distinct spots to ensure there is an even hole between them. A few tiles might be more slender than others. This is where your level comes in. Place your level across the two tiles. On the off chance that it isn’t level, place more glue under the lower one until it is even.

Lay one whole part of counter, laying cement as you go and putting the tile on top. Continue on toward the following part of counter, laying those tiles with cement also. Advance around each part of counter. When you have completed the last segment, the principal area ought to be dry. This implies now is the ideal time to begin going once again every last bit of it with grout.

Utilize an elastic cushioned grout float to get grout between every one of the breaks. Spread it in there great, then, at that point, clear any extra off with a wipe. Permit grout to dry. Do this around all areas of the ledge.

When your counters are grouted, now is the ideal time to take on the backsplash. Sort out the plan you might want to utilize. It’s completely adequate to utilize precisely the same rock tile and spot it along the back, making any essential cuts for plugs, and so on. Notwithstanding, certain individuals might jump at the chance to utilize glass mosaic tile blended in with the stone, or make various examples across the backsplash. This is totally dependent upon you.

While applying the backsplash, no supporter is vital. Tile glue can be set straightforwardly onto the wall and the tile laid on the cement. Likewise with the ledges, when the glue is dry, feel free to apply the grout, cleaning endlessly any overabundance with a wipe.

When all the backsplash is finished, your last little detail will be the sink and spigot. Feel free to introduce the sink and fixture and you’re finished!

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