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Old 05-17-2010, 08:07 AM   #1
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Quick Kitchen Backsplash

Since I first saw Dick Berry’s post on his kitchen backsplash I have wanted to do something similar. Well I tiled mine this weekend and from start to finish the entire project was about 2 hours. I will give you step by step of how I did mine.

Removing the mirrors. I used a piece of 40 lb test monofilament fishing line. Start in a corner and use it as a saw. It will cut thru the double sided tape quickly. After the mirrors are removed I scraped the remainder of the tape off with a razor scraper.

Next, I roughed up the wall with a 60 grit sanding block and then wiped it down with denatured alcohol. I then applied a new product called Bondera Tile Mat Set and it can be picked up at Lowes. They make 2 types, one for walls and one for floors. The wall material is thicker. http://www.bonderatilematset.com . Be careful when applying it to the wall. Once it is stuck it is on there. Anyway, just follow the instructions on the box.

Then, I applied the Glass Mosaic tile http://www.homedepot.com/Jeffrey-Court/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xitZ4gm/R-202022647/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053
I applied a full 12x12 and then cut a 2 row strip to add to the top. This tile is only 3/16 thick and very light in weight compared to a regular ceramic tile. Again, be very careful when rolling out the tile to the adhesive mat. Do not push on it until you have it just as you want it and then rub it down.

Last, I finished it off with a light cream colored grout to match the countertops. It looks great and only took a couple of hours to complete the entire project. I will post a few pictures later. Only time will tell as to how it will hold up.

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Old 05-17-2010, 09:20 AM   #2
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We didn't see Bondera when we did our backsplash, wish we had. What a great solution and the tile is great. Your weight compared to ours is so much less as to be almost the same as the mirrors with double sided tape. I wouldn't worry too much about the job lasting.

Great job! Looking forward to pictures.

BTW My wife who did our thin set is jealous!!


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Not the best photos but I shot them with no flash and just the blinds open and all the lights on. Kind of dark and not a good rendering of the true colors. However, much better than the mirrors and considering the total time was a few hours and cost $125.00. I just have to come up with something to use the rest or the tiles. Bathroom vanity area????



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Wow that looks uptown!!

Don't you just love the counter space in that model of kitchen? We've looked at other coaches and my wife always says "Where is the counter space".

Good job and a lot less work than ours took.

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Very good work.
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That is beautiful. I'm a Tileman, I know good work when I see it.
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Thanks my wife saw it. Now I have to something like it. Nice job
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Nice job, glad Angie doesn't look at this Forum.
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Thanks my wife saw it. Now I have to something like it. Nice job
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Its on my to do list as well!!!
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