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Add Tile to a Kitchen Countertop and Backsplash

Update a kitchen by demolishing the countertop and adding tile to the countertop, as well as adding a tile backsplash.

Materials

  • backer board
  • caulk
  • grout
  • nails
  • plywood
  • screws
  • speed square
  • tape
  • thin-set mix
  • tiles
  • glass tiles

Tools

  • 5-gallon bucket
  • 6' level
  • dust mask
  • grout float
  • rubber gloves
  • safety glasses
  • sandpaper
  • spacers
  • sponge
  • carpenter's pencil
  • carpenter's square
  • chalk line
  • circular saw
  • ear protection
  • razor knife
  • rubber mallet
  • tape measure
  • tile cutter
  • wet saw
  • cheesecloth
  • saw
  • steel tape measure
  • 1/2" drill motor
  • backer board cutter
  • rod-type mixer

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