Tiling a kitchen wall can seem like an easy task until you get started. Errors made will forever be evident for everyone to see unless you’re prepared to spend some extra bucks. When done right, it can actually be a very satisfying project, but don’t even think about rushing into it. If you lack a proper training or experience, it’s advisable to leave the task to a skilled professional for the best results and to avoid extra costs. This guide is meant to give you a detailed insight into the process and help you avoid possible errors.
✓ Ensure you have the required amount of tiles, adhesive and grout.
✓ Take the tiles measurement and calculate in square metres.
✓ Determine the number of tiles to be used and add about 10% to the total number to cover for possible wastage.
✓ Check to surface to make sure its clean and dry.
• Mark Out The Area To Be Tiled
✓ Mark out the width of the tiles with spacers using a baton of timber.
✓ Position a tile against the bottom-most point and draw a line.
✓ Put a baton along this line and follow this by a vertical line at the wall’s end.
• Install The Tiles On The Kitchen Walls
✓ Apply an even layer of adhesive with a wall trowel on the kitchen’s wall surface.
✓ Place the first tile on the adhesive and apply small pressure, do this for the remaining tiles with similar pressure to ensure its levelled.
✓ Make use of tile spacers to get a uniform space in between.
✓ Leave the adhesive to harden before applying the grout.
✓ Remove the tile space and clear out excess adhesive
✓ Prepare the grout
✓ Make use of a grout float to apply the mixture into the joints.
✓ Let the grout dry up a bit before washing the surface off with a sponge and water.