We worked with Beltile on this project and they donated the Blue Herringbone Tile for my Kitchen Back Splash. I LOVE it!
I love my new Blue Herringbone Tile Kitchen Back Splash!! It’s hard to see in these pictures, because it’s such a light blue, but it adds just enough color to spice up the kitchen a little!
I have been wanting a back splash for my kitchen since we moved in, a little over two years ago. So when I found Blue Herringbone Tile on Beltile’s website, I knew I had to have it. I wanted something to add color to my bland kitchen, and the tile is actually very affordable, especially compared to other sites I had been visiting.
If I would have known how little time it was going to take to install the tile I would have done it much earlier, it’s definitely a weekend project that anyone can do with the right tools. We have another simple tutorial from a previous project here if you’d like to see more details.
Basically, you just have to adhere the tile to the wall with tile adhesive. Use these little tile spacers to make sure your tiles have room for the grout to get in and to ensure they’re all spaced properly.
You’ll need a tile saw to cut the tile to fit around the outlets, but you can rent one of those if you need to. It’s a bit of a jigsaw puzzle at the end to make sure you get all of the corners and angles right, but it’s a fun date night?! haha!
Once your tile is on the wall in the position you want, apply grout with a float and then wipe it off with a sponge.
Do yourself a favor and turn off the power to your outlets so you don’t get electrocuted …mmkay?!
And don’t pour the grout water down your sink either…
I had to wipe them off a few times to make sure to get all the drips and white off of the tile. You can also use cheesecloth to polish it a little better.
One thing we didn’t do, and we kicked ourselves after, was to cover the floors and counters with plastic to keep them from getting dripped on. The drips all came off with a magic eraser, but a little preparation goes a long way!
I hope you love our Blue Herringbone Tile Kitchen Back Splash as much as we do! It’s really not too difficult to DIY. Let us know if you have any questions!
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