A glass tile backsplash is something that you can install at the back of your kitchen stove. This is not only for decorative purposes. This will make cleaning your kitchen area easier since you can just wipe the oil and other food materials that splash at the back wall when you are cooking. They come in different colors to suit any kitchen theme.
Find out how you can hide the seams on a glass tile backsplash by following the simple steps provided below:
- Materials you need. The materials you need for this activity are tile grout, grout sponge, cheesecloth, glass tiles, thin set tile mortar and a rubber float. You can purchase these items from your local hardware store.
- Prepare the tile pieces. Prepare the tile pieces by applying the thin set tile mortar at the back of the pieces. When you do this, make sure that you apply just enough thin set tile mortar so that you can place the tiles on the wall properly. If you apply too little, the tiles might fall of and if you apply too much, the mortar might overflow and this can ruin your work. After applying tile mortar, set the tiles on the wall carefully. Make sure that you are setting it on a straight line. Move back and view your work every once in a while to see if it is straight.
- Wait for mortar to dry. Allow the grout to dry before you proceed with the next steps. You can consult the mortar package to see how long it will dry. To make sure, allow the tiles to set for about 24 hours before you apply the grout.
- Apply the grout over the tiles. Mix the grout with a bit of water to have a thick consistency. Apply grout over the tiles to hide the seams on your backsplash. Work on one area at a time and use the rubber float to wipe over the tiles. The rubber float will spread the grout on the creases between the tiles.
- Clean the grout off. After doing the entire glass tile backsplash, review your work to see if you have missed any spots. Now you can clean the tiles. Get rid of the grout on the tiles by using a sponge. Dip the sponge in water and wring it to get rid of excess water. Wipe the sponge over the tiles to get rid of the grout. Once it dries, you will notice that the glass tiles may not appear clean. Go over the surface of the backsplash once more, this time using the cheesecloth.
Now the seams of your glass tile backsplash are hidden. When you are working with the grout, make sure that the mixture of grout powder and water forms a paste like substance. You will want the mixture to cling to the creases to hide it from view. You can experiment on the mixture by adding more powder or water until you reach the desired consistency.