Hide Mesh When Installing Glass Tile Backsplash
Glass Tile Backsplash – Glass tiles are often sold on sheets. A mesh reinforcement keeps the chips together on the sheet and makes the installation quite simple. If the glass tile is translucent, the mesh can show through the tile, if the proper measurements are not taken during installation. Although it may take longer to install glass tiles than regular tiles, the beautiful translucency will add an interesting design element to your backsplash.
Pour modified latex glue for glass tiles into a bucket, and mix with a drill and mix drilling fixture. And then, scoop over a cup of glue from the bucket with a trowel. Spread the glue on the wall in a straight line, with the notched side of the trowel. Apply the glue a small area at a time. Use the smooth side of the trowel to flatten the notches and soften the adhesive mortar. Place a tile sheet in your hand, and apply a thin layer of the adhesive mortar to the side of the mesh backing of the glass tiles with the smooth edge of the trowel.
Press the tile tab over the thin film adhesive on the wall. Use a rubber trowel to press firmly on the tile sheet to help it adhere to the wall. Continue applying glue to the wall and tiles. Mix your grout, with the drill and beater, following the instructions on the package. Use a rubber trowel, at a 45-degree angle, to push the grout on all joints and lines. Dampen a sponge with water and wipe any residue from the remaining grout from the surface of the ceramic.