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How to Install Tile on a Kitchen Countertop

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Do you want to know how to install tile on a kitchen countertop?

Let me show you how to install tile on a kitchen countertop. This project is a great alternative to solid surface materials. Honestly, I’m getting sick of seeing granite on every countertop in my kitchen. I have the same granite on the back splash and fireplace surround, as well. I need to introduce a different material and pattern to the space so that I don’t experience granite overload. Sorry, granite lovers – there is such a thing! My island is being turned into an old world inspired centerpiece.

Is this how to project really DIY?

Absolutely! I will teach you how to  master an old-world herringbone pattern with tile! Does this project take patience and nerve? Absolutely, but it happens to be the most admired project in my home, making it worth the extra effort. So, if you’re looking for an alternative to solid surface products (which are hardly Do It Yourself), look no further than your local tile store.

You CAN install tile on a kitchen countertop yourself!

I’m installing designer tile on my kitchen island, over a plywood base. You can tile directly over the top of Formica if you purchase the correct thin-set mortar. This is a project that will last for many years. I will show you how to cut tile with a wet saw (like a pro), mix mortar to the proper consistency and lay the tile nice and evenly across the entire surface. This project can take a few days to accomplish so make sure you set aside enough time so that you’re not rushing through. I’v got your back and I will share tips and trick to help you avoid common mistakes. You DO need specialty tools to finish this project but they don’t need to be very expensive. My tiling tools have paid off many times over and if you complete this project, yours will too!

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