How to Mount an Outlet Cover Plate on Tile Backsplash

If you want to have an outlet cover plate but you want a tile backsplash as well you may want to mount the cover plate onto the tile backsplash. You can have a professional do this or you can complete this task yourself.

There are Several Tools that you Will Need to Complete this Task. 

  • Cover plate
  • Screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Drill
  • Wet cloth for clean up

Step 1: Clean

Wipe down the tile backsplash and make sure it is clear of any debris. Debris can make the outlet cover plate not go on evenly.

Step 2: Mark

Mark your holes where you want the outlet plate to go. Make sure that you measure the outlet plate and where the screw holes should go. Measure twice to make sure.

Step 3: Drill and Mount

Take your time and slowly drill or screw in the screws to the cover plate and into the tile backsplash.

Step 4: Make Secure

Make sure that the cover plate is securely and evenly on the backsplash.

Step 5: Clean Up

Make sure that you have all tile shavings cleaned up. Tile shavings can cause serious cuts or splinters that can be very painful.