Installing a Travertine Tile Backsplash: 3 Tips Installing a Travertine Tile Backsplash: 3 Tips

Installing a travertine tile backsplash can present you with a visually stunning element in your kitchen area. Travertine is one of the most sought after looks and provides a beautiful focal point. When installing a travertine tile backsplash yourself, here are a few tips to keep in mind. 

Tip 1: Do a Dry Run First

Before you attach the travertine tiles to the wall, you should do a dry run on the floor or countertop. Laying out your tiles in the pattern that you want to use on the wall will help you to visualize the project and determine whether it will fit. This can help you avoid major mistakes once everything is completed. 

Tip 2: Allow Waste

Many people buy the exact amount of square footage that is on the backsplash when they install tile. You should always buy a little extra. You will inevitably have to make cuts and there will be some waste. If a tile breaks, it may be hard to track down a replacement later. 

Tip 3: Seal the Travertine

Once you are done installing the travertine backsplash, you need to make sure that you seal it with a sealer that is certified for travertine use. 

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