Tips for Installing Granite Tile Kitchen Countertops
If you have a plan to install granite tile kitchen countertops, but if you are still need more tips to get the best result, so you are in the right place, you can just stay on this article, we will provide you a few tips to help you get the best result, so you have to consider trying to follow instruction steps below that will help you to complete and even realize your plan and also guide you to get the best result as well as your wishes. So, let’s check these out!
- For the very first, a layer of plywood substrate should be measured, cut and installed tostart with. And then, a half inch cement backer board should be screwed to your plywood, and the countersink the screws just below the surface of the board of cement.
- And the second, 2 inch (or your preferred size) strips of cement board should be cut, and then those should be screwed to the edges, so they’re flush with the top of the board of cement.
- And then, the section where you will install your kitchen sink later on should be cut; you can cut it by using the sawzall. And then, it should be carefully cut as to not hit any cabinets below the surface of the plywood substrate.
- And then, your mixed thin set mortar should be spread, a notched trowel can be used for this, to a section on top of the cement board closest to the edge.
- After that, full tiles should be laid on the outer edges; the tiles should be butted against each other. And then, this row of tiles should be overhung to compensate for the granite tile strips that will be added to the edges last by you.
- And then, the tiles you will place along the wall should be cut, a tile saw can be used to cut this, around the sink cutout and the 2 inch strip along the edges. What sizes of tiles that will be used by you or what shape you counter is not the problem, cutting tiles to fit in the certain sections you will need is the chances.
- After that, the thin set mortar should be applied to the side of the board of cement (and wall for an optional border or backsplash), and the 2 inch edging tiles should be positioned. Make these stripes are aligned with the tiles on the top of the counter should be ensured, so a professional look can be gotten.
- And the last point you have to keep in your mind is the mortar that should be allowed to dry for a few hours, and then the grout should be added in between the seams of the tiles with a rubber float. And then, the excess grout should be wiped off, you can wipe it by using a wetted sponge, and then an optional sealer should be added after the grout has dried, so preventing the stains will be helped.