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Installing Kitchen Backsplash and New Vent Hood by familyhandyman.comIn most cases, you can complete the tile job in a weekend, but ours took about three days because of the added shelf above the range. The chimney-style hood we installed creates a stylish “chef” look in a kitchen. We don’t get into hood installation details in this story, but whatever hood you choose will come with step-by-step instructions. But you could also tile above such backsplashes with equally great results. If you live in a house built before 1978, the paint may contain lead. Screw a temporary wall cleat in the range opening even with the countertop to support the tile. The tile you choose and the dimensions of your backsplash area will dictate your layout. Buy an extra 10 percent to make up for cutoffs and any goofs you might make while cutting. Measure the backsplash area again from side to side and bottom to top to make sure your pattern will work. Small pieces are difficult to cut and make the project look amateurish. Remember to allow space for a caulk joint at inside corners; this can affect the size of pieces as well. The lines will act as a general guide, so don’t plot every tile. Don’t mix more than you can use in about 30 minutes of working time. Ask your tile supplier what will work best for the tile you chose. Trowel the thin-set mortar onto the wall as you go—don’t get far ahead of yourself or it will dry out. Incremental fixes won’t be noticeable once you’ve grouted everything. Don’t spread too much mortar onto the wall and get ahead of yourself. Generally it’s best to spread the adhesive for only about 10 pieces of tile until you get the hang of it and can increase your speed. If you’re setting bisque tile, give each tile a quick dunk in a pail of water before setting it into the mortar. If you’re using porcelain or stone tile, just press it into the mortar without dunking. Check the tops with your level to make sure the tiles are perfectly aligned. You can always go back a few hours later and knock them loose with a putty knife or chisel.
Custom Kitchen Island With Space Saving Electronic Stove Vent From Vimeo | Duration 15 Seconds Try not to remove too much at a time or you could break the piece at the wrong spot. To keep these tiles from slipping, tape them to the others above that have already set. There’s no real trick here other than measuring and marking the tile so it’s even with the edges of the box. I prefer the plastic type because it’s easier to trim to fit. Vacuum the tile and grout spaces to remove any hidden clumps of mortar. Once the grout has set, go over the entire surface with a clean, dry cloth to remove any haze. Also clean out the excess mortar under the first course of tile at the countertops to leave space for caulk. If you fail to get all the excess mortar scraped away, the grout will be discolored at those spots. Mix just what you can apply in about 20 minutes so it doesn’t dry out. Acrylic additives shouldn’t be used with some natural-stone tile to avoid staining the stone, so check with your tile supplier. Hold the float at a 45-degree angle to the tile and push firmly across the tile surfaces.Use the float to wipe away any excess grout and then scrape it back into your bucket. You don’t need to grout the whole project at one time. I like to use two 5-gallon buckets of water and wring out the sponge in one of the buckets and have a relatively clean water rinse in the other bucket. With shiny glazed tiles, you can always go back and wipe the haze off with a clean cotton cloth once the grout is set, but stone or porous tile must be wiped clean before the grout sets. This keeps the grout from being absorbed into the tile and forming a stubborn haze. You’ll have a huge plumbing bill and a lot of headaches if it hardens down there.
Viking Downdraft Ventilation System Demonstration Video | Duration 3 Minutes 12 Seconds For your rinse buckets, let the grout or mortar settle to the bottom, pour off the water at the top and scoop the thick waste at the bottom into the trash. Once the grout has set for a couple of hours, remove the protective paper and tape from the countertops. You may need special ducting reducers or enlargers to adapt the hood to your ducting. Most chimney-style hoods have a sleeve at the top that is adjustable to a variety of heights. Then set the tile on the top of the shelf once the trim nosing has set. We chose the length so it would fit nicely above the stove once the wall was tiled on both sides. To make the bottom of the shelf easier to tile, tile it first, let the mortar set overnight and install the shelf the next day. The two projects in this article—a tile backsplash and a new range hood—can quickly and dramatically transform a dull kitchen. And here’s a home improvement project that doesn’t take a lot of skill—you just need patience and attention to detail. New, pro-level gas ranges require more ventilation, so if you’re in the market for one, this is your opportunity to upgrade your range hood too. The shelf above the range is perfect for setting seasoning containers on while you’re cooking. The only special tools you’ll need are a notched trowel, a margin trowel for mixing, a tile saw to cut tile around electrical boxes and at corners, and a level to draw layout lines. Slide it out carefully to prevent damaging the side cabinets.Have a helper hold the other side to keep the cabinet from falling. In most cases, after washing you can sand the wall with 100-grit sandpaper to slightly roughen the surface of the paint. Instead of sanding, use a paint deglosser to remove the shine and improve adhesion. Before you tile, protect the surface of the countertops, because the thin-set mortar and the backside of the tiles are abrasive. Take accurate measurements of sections of the tile to determine the best starting and ending points. Cover the countertops with kraft paper to protect them from the abrasive mortar. You want to avoid having pieces smaller than an inch at the top and the ends. You may want to shift the pattern to avoid complicated cuts around electrical outlets and other obstructions. Once you have your layout, transfer guidelines onto the wall with your level and square. We chose thin-set mortar rather than a mastic adhesive because thin-set is heat resistant and forms an excellent bond. The bonding agent improves the durability and flexibility of the mortar. When the mixture is free of lumps, let it stand for about 10 minutes to allow the chemical reaction to take place. Check the tops of the first row with a level to be sure they’re even. If the mortar skins over and dries, scrape it off and apply fresh mortar. Bisque tile (usually a terra cotta color on the backside) is highly porous and will pull too much water out of the mortar, causing it to dry too quickly and form a weak bond. To keep the caulk joint small (about 1/16 in.), use thin tile shims at the countertop seam with the first course. Continue spreading mortar, cutting the end pieces and adding courses. Shut the power off to your backsplash receptacles and unscrew and pull out the devices so they won’t get in your way as you measure and cut around them. Mix the grout and push it into the spaces between the tiles with a grout float. Wring the sponge out well so you’re not adding excess water to the grout. Once the mortar has set overnight, remove the spacers and go back with a putty or utility knife and clean the clumps of oozing mortar from the tile and spaces between. Once the backsplash is cleaned off, thoroughly vacuum the entire shelf and countertop before grouting. Push the grout into the spaces between the tiles with a grout float. After about 15 minutes or so, you should start sponging the tile surface to remove the grout. Be sure to wring out the sponge well so you won’t add a lot of water to the grout as it sets. Wipe the surface at least three times and check for haze once it dries. Just throw the excess mortar into the trash and clean the bucket with a stiff brush. Clean the countertop seam with a knife and then vacuum the bits of dried grout. You may need to wipe several times with a damp cloth to get the desired effect. Use a pilot and countersink combination bit to predrill the holes. We made our shelf above the stove by applying tile to 1/2-in. If you choose narrower or wider shelf trim, you may need to change the thickness of the plywood.
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