Tips for a glass mosaic tile install:
Installing mosaic tile backsplash is important if you want to protect your wall against moisture and other external factors. Most of the manufacturers who sell the mosaic tile backsplash typically present the tiles in bundles of paper because of the small size of each tile. This is somehow similar to the sticker pads that you used when you were a kid.
You should clean the wall where you intend to install the mosaic tile backsplash using a household cleaner. You should use a household cleaner that is highly intended for the surface to avoid ruining it. Moreover, you should make sure that you will use a cleaner with neutral pH. That way, you will not be bothered by wall strip-offs.
You may mark the surface where you intend to install the tiles by using a carpenter’s level, a straightedge, and a piece of white chalk. These are important to make sure that the inclination of the tiles for installation is leveled with the inclination of the floor. Initially, you should mark the top part of the surface where the tiles will be installed.
In a large pail, you should combine one batch of thinset mortar and water. You should mix these components until you get a liquid with a thick consistency. The consistency of the mixture should be similar to that of peanut butter.
You have to spread the thinset mortar on the entire wall. The general direction of the application should originate from the area where you first marked the surface to the opposite site. The area that you should cover is around four square feet.
To start positioning the mosaic glass tile backsplash, you have to roll the mosaic tiles on the mortar. At this point, you have to use the chalk markings that you have used earlier. Prior to tile setting, you need to make sure that the paper placed in front of the tiles is away from the surface of the wall. If you think the sheet has excess tiles than what you really need, you may cut off the excess using a utility knife.
After determining the position of the tiles, you should set them by using a trowel. Gently, you have to tap against the base of the mortar to facilitate tile adhesion. On average, you need to wait for one full day before proceeding to the next step.
To remove the paper off the tiles, you need to wet the sponge and have it pass over the paper until it gets wet. Gently, you need to peel off the paper from the tiles. After around 30 minutes, you need to repeat the process so you can remove the glue from the surface of the tiles.
Installing Mosaic Glass Tile Backsplash
Installing mosaic tile backsplash may seem a bit difficult at first. In the long run, you will get the hang out of performing this task if you are willing to learn each phase thoroughly. This may take a bit of practice so you can master it. However, if you are patient enough, you will definitely learn the art.