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Video:How to Install a Glass Tile Backsplash

with Zack Heene

Learn how to mount and install a glass tile backsplash to your kitchen around windows and under cabinets. We'll help you install a glass tile backsplash in no time.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Install a Glass Tile Backsplash

I am Zack Heene for About.com and am showing you how to install a tile backsplash.

Supplies You'll Need

The items you will need are: glass tile sheets, mastic ,tile cutter or wet saw, tile snips, sandpaper, wax pencil, non sanded grout, spacers,  sponge, cloth, safety glasses, a bucket and a trowel.

Measure the Backsplash Area

Measure the length and height of the backsplash area.  Lay all the tiles out on flat surface in the same way you will place then on the wall.  Use your wax pencil and mark the top row and side rows that will need to be cut.  We need to also measure around any receptacles or windows on the wall we are going to tile around. 

Cut the Tile

 Now it is time to make all the cuts on the tile.  Make sure you have your safety glasses on now. Take one pieces at a time to the cutter or saw.  Make all the cuts evenly and accurately.  When the piece is completely cut, put it back on the flat surface where you got it.  This will help you keep all the tiles in the same order so you will not get confused later when placing them on the wall.

Spread the Mastic and Add Tiles

After all the tile is cut, get the trowel and spread mastic evenly and smoothly on the wall.  Work in sections at a time.  Start at the bottom or just above the counter top.  Gently push the tiles or tile sheets onto the mastic covered walls.  Use spacers between the tiles or between the tile sheets.  This area will for the grout.  Continue to do this until you are finished covering the backsplash area.    

Thanks for watching how to tile a backsplash, the next step is grouting, to learn that, check it out on other videos right here at about.com.

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