Mosaic glass tile backsplashPosted: Updated:
-Mosaic Glass Tiles (desired color and style)
-Accent Tiles (optional) Border, dots, listhellos, etc...
-Wonderboard or Gripper primer
-Omni Grip premixed thinset for vertical surfaces
-Bag of thinset (add water) for vertical surfaces
-Trowel with small V-teeth for walls
-Tile grout float
-Scissors and utility knife
-Select Glass tiles for backsplash, bathroom, accent areas
(12x12 mosaic glass tiles can be cut into borders, 4x4 accents, 2x2 accents or used hole)
-When selecting the tiles, consider the flooring, paint colors, all decor in general.
-Add Wonderboard to surface where tile is being applied, by scoring the easy grid surface
-Snap and screw into wall with cement board screws
-Prime the surface with Gripper primer from Glidden ICI paints to prep the surface for tile
-Cut the Mosaic mesh style tile with a scissors or utility knife, NO TILE SAW NEEDED!! (Cut out the center of the mesh to insert a 4x4 or 2x2 accent tile) or
(Cut a section of 3-4 rows to create a mosaic glass border) and many more options.
-Using the V-tooth trowel for walls, apply the Omni grip thinset to the surface
-Apply thinset with the straight edge of trowel, spread evenly and thinly.
-Drag the V-tooth edge of the trowel through the thinset to create a grooved surface
-Apply the thinset in 3-4 foot sections, this will allow time to set the tile.
-The Omni Grip Premixed is a NO SLIP. NO DRAG, NO FALL vertical application thinset
-Lay the sheets of mosaic glass tiles, pressing down to ensure the tiles are secure
(The thin layer of thinset will prevent a lot of excess from seeping out in between the tiles)
-Insert the accent tiles into the previously cut out areas, apply pressure
-Let set up and dry
-Mix grout with water according to MFG. instructions, to a peanut butter consistency
-Spread grout mixture between tiles with grout float, filling in all areas
-At the exposed end, taper the grout back to the wall for a more finished edge
-Using the yellow grout cleaning sponge and water, wipe down the grouted area, removing excess grout
-Wipe in columns, only going over each column two times, then rinse
(If you wipe around the sponge in a circular motion, the surface will never appear clean)
-If necessary,go over it again after it is dry with a dry/damp cloth to remove any haze
-Let dry completely