Kitchen backsplash


Old 07-24-17, 07:17 PM
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Kitchen backsplash

Over the years I've done -many many- home projects but never did any tiling.

Just finished up 25 sq ft of 6x6 tile for my kitchen backsplash and glad to report everything turned out great!

I made it a bit more difficult then need be by using a 4 1/2" grinder instead of a wet saw so it took a little longer and had to be a little more careful.

Used a cheap HD tile cutter which worked fine for this small job.

For once things worked out without too many hassles so I'll chalk this up as a win.

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Old 07-24-17, 07:32 PM
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Looks good. Everything's straight and neat grout lines.

Now you'll need to hang out here more often and help other DIY tilers.
Old 07-24-17, 07:53 PM
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Thanks. I'm pleased with the results and I'm usually my own worse critic.

Don't know how much I can help out but I learned a lot along the way.

Sure glad I laid out the tiles with spacers first instead of relying on math since it was one of those cases where the math didn't add up.
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Everyone looks at things with different eyes and often a pro will overlook certain aspects of the job because it's so commonplace for him he takes it for granted. I'm sure you can help out more than you realize.
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That's true, and another thing, a pro is getting paid for his time so sometimes there are other ways that work just as well or maybe better, but take a little longer. Being a DIY'er, we have all the time in the world.

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