Mosaic Tile Backsplash – How to Create a Mosaic Kitchen Backsplash

A mosaic kitchen backlash is a great way to liven up your kitchen. If you want to create the backsplash on a budget you can use Different recycled materials such as broken china plates from garage sales or recycled glass tiles. Whichever materials you choose make sure the color corresponds with the overall theme of the kitchen. You should also consider the long-term effect because once installed the backsplash is permanent. This also means that creating mosaic tile backsplash in an apartment kitchen may be a waste because you may not be staying there permanently.

Creating a mosaic kitchen backsplash is a moderately difficult task, which you can undertake yourself. To be successful you should prepare the items you need before beginning the task. These include ceramic tiles, cardboard pieces to create a template, tile adhesive, sponge towel and grout. You will also need some tools such as a trowel, power drill, tile snips, pencil with eraser and tape measure. To start, measure the kitchen backsplash and transfer these measurements to a cardboard piece. The cardboard should then be cut and then placed on the backsplash area making sure it fits perfectly. Since you are creating a mosaic backsplash, you should cut the ceramic tiles into smaller even sized pieces.

Place the template cardboard on the floor and arrange the tile pieces a one fourth.” apart in any pattern that corresponds to your kitchen decor. The pattern will guide you when you glue the pieces on the backsplash. You can now clean the backsplash surface to remove dirt grime and dust in preparation for the gluing. Repeating the same pattern on the template, stick the tile pieces using tile adhesive. To make sure the tiles are stuck properly, wait 24 hours before applying the grout. The grout should be mixed until smooth with the cement mixer then spread over the tile pieces with the grout float. After fifteen minutes, wipe grout from the tile surfaces leaving the other to settle completing your mosaic tile backsplash.