Easy Inexpensive Subway Tile

by S
We installed beveled subway tile on sheets in our bathroom. It is a fairly easy tile job, but more labor intensive than the slate tile floor I posted.

We had to install and tape the cement board. That was fairly easy. Measure and cut with a utility knife, tape, and screw on.
We arranged the tile on the floor to plan the pattern. I lined up the pattern with the bead-board plank wall.
We started in the corner because of the window.
We rented a wet-saw from Home Depot, but we waited until we had to make the cuts, so we only had to rent it for one day. The saw worked well, but not on small cuts; tiles shattered. So we then purchase da ten dollar tile cutter for the smallest pieces.
Tip 1!!!! The mastix has to be white when one installs glass tile otherwise its true color won't show.
Tip 2!!! A big sponge and a large bucket is great for washing off the grout.
Once the grout has dried for a couple of days, seal it. The water will bead on the tile and it will stay nice for a long time! Reseal every six months or when you notice that the water is no longer beading.
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Laying the pattern out...
The grouting process...
Aqua glass tile with subway, sheet tile.
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