When you’re renovating, consider travertine. This stone comes in a full spectrum of color choices and is ideal for tile backsplash in kitchen areas. Find a flat counter or other surface to lay your tiles out before you begin the actual work; this way you can see how your pattern works (or doesn’t) without wasting tiles and time. Figure out the exact dimensions of the area you plan to cover. Don’t forget to allow for inlays if they will be a part of your kitchen tile backsplash installation. Triangles are great to use for an added touch. Get everything out of the way, including outlet and switch covers.
Put on protective eyewear, then activate the tile saw. Cut each tile so it fits into your plans. It is important the you make sure your fingers and hands are away from the cutting edge. Turn off the saw once you are done. The mortar should be mixed to the consistency of mayonnaise.
Collect a scoopful of cement with a notched trowel tool. Hold it at an angle to the tile. Choose an edge, then coat a tiny portion of the border with mortar.
Take the beginning tile and put it in place on the wall. Move it back and forth quickly to ensure the seal is good. Use the spacers between each tile so that it sets correctly. Place the base row first; then, you can add the inner triangular tiles. Your backsplash will look amazing if you follow these tips.