DIY Tile Backsplash Ideas

Are you ready to give your backsplash a total makeover and need to know how to tile a new one in your kitchen? You've come to the right place. We have the tips to get you on your way to backsplash bliss. Check out our discussion boards, DIY video tutorials, slideshows, and best and new projects. We can't wait to see your project!

Backsplash Tiling Tips
Get the surface ready
Ensure that the wall is clean, dry and smooth. Fill in any cracks and use sandpaper to get the surface even.
Choose your tiles
Be as creative as you like with your backsplash, either matching the colors of your kitchen or choosing contrasting shades for pop.
Create a test pattern
If you are creating a mosaic, it can be a good idea to lay your tiles out on a kitchen counter to see what the pattern will look like.
Stay safe
Before you do any work in the kitchen, make sure that the power is off. Also, double check that the surface to be tiled is completely dry.
Fix tiles to the wall
Whether your tiles are peel-and-stick or need adhesive, they will set quickly on the wall. So, lay them in small sections at a time.
Top Backsplash Tiling Projects

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Popular Slideshows for Tiling Backsplashes

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DIY Backsplash Videos

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How to Create a Gorgeous Gem Stone Accent Wall

Several months ago, I created a backsplash in my bathroom using gems from the Dollar Store. After that, a lot of people requested that I continue the mosaic on the rest of the wall. While I didn't want the entire wall covered with the gems, this is what I did.

Seashell Backsplash

I had been searching for a backsplash idea that I liked for my kitchen. All the tiles that my big box stores carried just didn't seem right. Because I live in Pensacola, FL, I have many shells that I have collected over the year. I've been striving to make my traditional cinder block house more beachy, so I decided to try my hand at a seashell backsplash.This project was definitely a figure-it-out-as-you-go job, and I am a very poor videographer, but I hope that you can follow the process if you decide to do something similar. Enjoy!!