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Old 02-03-2010, 11:05 AM   #1
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tile upgrade bath/kitchen to 98 dutchstar

we have removed the mirrors in the bath and kitchen backsplash areas and have done 2 x 2 ceramic tile in that area. In bathroom glass tiles in various shades of tan/brown/gold/amber were used as the accent strip( home depot) and the kitchen has accent strip in travertine with diamond shapes (lowes) have included before and after pics... it was done by cutting 1/4" hardi board for tiling to the correct size then laying out pattern and pre mastic to the board, selecting tiles to remove to screw to the existing wall, 2" in is the best, remove mastic from areas and label the removed tiles for replacement after install, let dry for 24 hours and then install to area in coach, using liquid nails on the back for additional adhesion to prior surface and screw backer board to wall, mastic removed tiles in labeled places and let dry 24 hrs. then grout, let sit 3 days then seal all the grout and wa la you are done at a fraction of the cost of someone else doing it. COST :supplies for bathroom were under 70.00, (my labor free of course) supplies for kitchen were under 150.00. labor free as always... I finished tile areas with travertine pencils applied with adhesive then grouted as necessary. I know dear hubby is glad he did not just marry betty crocker... a talented artist as well.. lisa
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:33 AM   #2
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That's the same method we used to install tiles on our kitchen backsplash several trips ago and they have held up well. Yours looks great and it's a lot eaiser to keep clean. We thought our mirrors looked just a little too Auston Powers.
Pictures of our process here.
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You both have done a super job, very nice. I'll have to keep this out of my wife sight she hates those mirror's.
Thanks for the hints will make my job easier.
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wow, that looks great!

I love home and motorhome improvement projects and after seeing these pics...wow...looks so much better than the mirrors!
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