How To Tile A Backsplash

How To Tile A Backsplash

This short video tutorial demonstrates how to set tiles on a wall so you can save money by carrying out the work at home.

Kitchen fitting is easy, well it is for me, I have been doing it for years. My name is Yves Way, and today I'm going to give you some basic tips on kitchen fitting. I'm a little bit tired after a night on the tiles, but I've still got the energy to give you some top tiling tips.

What I'm going to show you in this video is how to tile a kitchen splash back. I started by setting out a central line to my wall, this will allow me to have an equal cut when I've finished the tiling. I'm going to be using a prime mix tile adhesive.

With a prime adhesive you have 2 options, I can put it straight it on the wall, or I can do what's called buttering the tile. I find buttering the tile is a little less messy, so today, we are going to be using that. Using the notch trail, I'm simply going to drag the adhesive over the back of the tiles to for a grooved effect.

Now when I press this on the wall, the notches will close up and allow the adhesive to stick the tile to the wall. I'm going to start to one side, my central line, and press gently on the tile until I can feel it's firmly on there. I'm going to apply the same method to my next tile, I'm going to put them far apart, then slowly push them up to what's called a tile spacer.

These spacers will give us equal spaces between each of our tiles, allowing good outlines to stay consistent. We're now going to carry on using the same technique to finish the bottom line of the area I want to tile. Once you've finished tiling the finished tiling the first line of the area you wish to tile, you can move up to the second line.

For the purposes of this video, I'm going to show you that now. Using the spacers that have been set to separate the first line, we're going to sit the first tile of the second row on top of them. This will give us an equal distance and ground line between our bottom and top tile, same as left and right.

You can continue this process to also finish the second line, third line, fourth line, and fifth line to cover however large of an area you wish to tile.