DIY Kitchen Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide to Installing Glass Pebble Tiles for a Backsplash
Creating a beautiful and unique backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom can be easier than you may have thought it would be. Installing glass pebble tiles is an affordable and easy way to give a long-lasting attractive and attractive finish. Pebble tiles are composed of polished pebbles and are available in an array of beautiful colors and patterns, giving you the ability to customize your space with a unique design. The pebbled glass tiles are easily installed with a few simple steps.
First, unpack the tiles and lay them out on a flat surface near the installation area. Doing this will give you a chance to sort the various colors and configure a pattern that you like. Next, apply a thin and even layer of thin-set adhesive to the backsplash with a trowel. Concentrate on a small area at a time, as the adhesive tends to dry before you can attach the tiles. Press the tile firmly against the adhesive wall, making sure the mesh backing is the only part that is attached. A rubber mallet can be used to gently tap the tile into place. Continue laying the tiles out in the pattern you desire.
After the tile has been installed for 24 hours, use a soft paintbrush to apply a sealant over the tiles. Allow the first coat to dry and then apply a second coat. This added protection will prevent damage over time and give it a longer life span.
Once the sealant has dried, it’s time to apply grout. Use gloves to protect your hands and use your fingers to apply it between the tiles. Excess grout can then be wiped away with a sponge dipped in warm water. Once the grout has been completely dried, sealant can be applied over the grout which will add more protection. It is recommended to reapply sealant every 6-12 months to ensure the longevity and protection of the backsplash.
Once these steps are complete, your pebble tile backsplash is officially installed! Enjoy your masterpiece and show it off proudly to many. It is a great way to add a touch of luxury to your space with a design you customized.