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Will Kitchen Backsplash Update Trigger 2ft/4ft Rules of Receptacles above Countertop?

I am planning to replace the backsplash in the kitchen at my home. NEC 210.52 requires that every spot on the countertop should not be distanced more than 2ft from a receptacle. the current condition ...
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How to remove a couple tiles BEFORE grouting

Long story short - I installed a subway tile backsplash and 95% of it looks good, but there is a 1 foot by 1 foot area that came out wavy. I want to remove just this small area and redo it before I ...
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How to put telephone plate back to the wall

I have this telephone plate in the kitchen and the backsplash tile is brand new. I don't remember how it looks like before. There were only two wires coming out. Now I don't want to cut the tile and ...
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Kitchen BackSplash - Truing Up Walls for TIle

Aspiring contractor and DIY'er here. So I'm learning a lot along my journey and trying to soak in as much knowledge as I can. Live and learn! So I'm working on a kitchen that has some fairly wavy ...
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Kitchen backsplash tiling work on multiple days

I am working on tiling my kitchen backsplash with allen + roth Wavecrest White Gloss Subway Wall Tile (Common: 4-in x 12-in; Actual: 12.75-in x 4.25-in) My questions are: Should I use thin set ...
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Unhappy with my tile job

I am unhappy with the job my tiler did recently. It's for a kitchen backsplash using mosaic tile. He mentioned that it's the tile which was uneven on the mesh, however I would argue that if you are a ...
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Is this normal? Cabinet/Backsplash install

We hired a contractor for our kitchen but are doing our own bathroom. The contractor installed the wall cabinets directly on concrete and the base cabinets on top of ungrouted tile. The contractor ...
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cut pencil tile without wetsaw?

I have a very short section of a blackplash that I want to put in pencil tile. Is it safe to make a miter corner with some tile snipper? Thanks for the help.
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is it recomended to install 3/8" travertine stone tile directly onto drywall for a kitchen back splash

I am have a debate with a client and partner as to whether we need to install a hardy board over the existing drywall ( including with screws and adhesive ) before installing travertine for a kitchen ...
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Thin set or spackle to fill home before tiling

I am preparing a drywall wall for a tile backslash in a kitchen. There is a hole that needs to be fixed behind the faucet. Is it better to use spackle or thin set, since it would be in a place where ...
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Can I use construction adhesive for backsplash tiles

I have s plaster wall with these plastic backspashes from the 70s that are adhered to the wall in such a way that I can’t easily pry them off without pulling the plaster off or really making a mess of ...
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Prep drywall before backsplash

I'm looking to put up some new backsplash. I took off the old tile as carefully as possible, but some drywall was damaged. I put one hole in the wall which I will patch, but the rest, as you can see ...
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How to remove and replace kitchen tile backsplash?

It's time to replace a tile backsplash, which is course textured, thick, and appears cut to fit around cabinets. Is there a reasonable way to chip it off and preserve the underlying wallboard, or ...
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Should I remove old thinset to install backsplash in kitchen?

I've recently had new kitchen cabinets installed in my kietchen. I'd like to install a new backsplash as well, the old one has been removed as shown in the picture below: My question is - should i ...
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Feed-through vs. non-feed-through GFCI for kitchen backsplash?

I'm planning to replace a decades-old receptacle / switch combo (switch is used for garbage disposal) and switch (used for wall-mounted light above kitchen sink). Here's the current setup: For the ...
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PET Kitchen Backsplash

I need a new kitchen backsplash. Would like something cheap, easy to cut and install, preferably white or transparent and possibly a single large piece. I believe that PET might be a good material ...
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Install backsplash before upgrading countertops

The granite countertops I'm considering for future kitchen plans are 3cm in thickness, it is my understanding they are mounted flat onto the tops of the cabinets, as I presume my existing laminate ...
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Recipe for Limewash or Whitewash

I'm curious if anyone on here has a recipe to create limewash/whitewash for indoor use on wood? I will be making a kitchen back splash (actually, the whole wall behind the sink/countertop) out of ...
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Outlet covers on new tile backsplash

We just had a new marble tile backsplash installed, and are now trying to put the outlet faceplates back on. However, because the tile is blocking the screw hole, we can't screw the outlet covers ...
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How to handle a corner when using an L schluter edge?

We're doing a backsplash and want a finished edge in certain places. The big box hardware store told us about Schluter edges. We got an L- shaped one so the edge is basically flat. It's also made ...
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How to remove “metal” tile adhesive from backsplash area?

Is there no way? There is a similar question here from 2015 with no answer. Our kitchen was tiled with thin, copper-colored aluminum tiles (probably in the '80s), which look like this: The adhesive ...
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Best way to hide tile edge *and* hardie board edge?

My googlefu may be off, but I cannot find what I'm looking for... I'm installing a backsplash using 3/8 inch thick marble. The tile will be set on 1/4 inch backer board (didn't want to demo to the ...
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Quartz Countertop, Backsplash caulking

Please see attached picture it appears that there is no caulking between the countertop & backsplash. I just noticed this area, it is right behind my faucet where water could drip down into the ...
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how to adhere a stainless steel backsplash to painted drywall surface

I have a 30" x 21" 22 ga. stainless steel backsplash with 4 (3/16") mounting holes 3/4" from edges. Since I will be using 4 screws to put it up, can I use removable (not permanent) double sided tape, ...
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Can you replace upper kitchen cabinets without removing tile/glass backsplash?

Can upper kitchen cabinets be removed and replaced with new ones without damaging a tile or glass backsplash? If not, when the backsplash is removed, can it be done without damaging the granite ...
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How to attach a wood moulding trim around a backsplash

I'm installing a backsplash and trying to hide the ugly edges at the countertop ends. My wife and I decided on a wood moulding type trim, but I'm stuck on the best way to attach it to the drywall ...
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How should I grout when there's a combination of natural stone and glass tiles?

My tile sheets are a mixture of linear slate and glass and I would like to know to grout when there's a combination. The concern is that the grout (unsanded) will stick to the natural stone and ruin ...
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Can I attach my mosaic tiles to wall in stages?

I am doing a tile backsplash in the kitchen and I am not able to adhere all of the tiles at the same time. Can I do the adhering in stages as long as I don't leave any excess adhesive on the wall ...
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Backsplash moulding with an outlet

So I made the mistake of hiring a handyman to put in our beautiful butcher block counter tops the other day, and they left a 3/4 inch gap between the countertop and wall, which used to be covered by a ...
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Peel n Stick Tiles For Backsplash

Looking to make a mosaic tile backsplash between my range and vent hood. I am looking at the various tile options out there and am considering the peel and stick. Do these really adhere as well as ...
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What kind of trim should I use for an aluminum backsplash behind a stove?

I would like to use metal trim for the aluminum backsplash behind the stove; the trim would go between the backsplash and the cabinet and tile. What kind of trim would you recommend and what is the ...
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Cutting Ceramic Glass Glazed Tile

I have some glass glazed ceramic mosaic tile that I will soon install as our new kitchen backsplash. The tiles are 4" x 4", with pre-scoring into 1" x 1" mosaics with a grout line of 1/16". They are ...
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How do I reapply travertine tile used for a backsplash on my kitchen wall

I originally used to double-sided sticky paper to install my travertine tile pieces to the wall, but some have come off and some are loose. We didn't space them at all just did a pyramid type ...
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What should I do about a gap between a kitchen backsplash and the cupboards?

Theres a small gap between the backsplash and cupboards, the gap is too small to cut strips of backsplash to Make it look normal. I have run out of ideas. Any of you pros got any ideas?
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How do I clean backsplash tiles to reuse them?

I'm repairing a damaged bathroom due to a flood and I want to reuse the backsplash tile. I have the grout removed from the tile, but how do I get the old mastic off or is that necessary?
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Tile veneer cabinets / fix veener damage

My wife would like me to put in a tile backsplash for the kitchen. She really didn't like the granite backer, so I had to pull it off. Problem is, the granite was glued onto the cabinet, and when I ...
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How to fill the joint between tiles and cabinets in a kitchen backsplash?

We have a tiled kitchen backsplash, see photo below. In between the tiles, there's grout. I wonder what choice of materials I can use (if it's different from the grout I use between the tiles) in ...
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Our backsplash tile has raised oval design a how do we work around electrical outlets?

The tile we chose for our kitchen redesign is long and narrow (3" x 9") with a raised oval design. This image isn't the same brand as ours (We purchased Portfolio) but this is almost identical. ...
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What is the easiest way to replace an existing backsplash?

I've got an unusual backsplash in my kitchen that I would like to replace. As you can see from the picture, there's about 6" of granite tile acting as a proper backsplash, but above that it appears ...
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What should I do about a gap between a quartz countertop and backsplash?

I had new quartz kitchen counters installed yesterday. On one side by the cooktop there is no gap between the counter and backslash. The other side, by and behind the sink, was left with a gap between ...
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Should backsplash be tiled before or after installing kitchen cabinets?

I've been searching the Internet and all English-speaking web sites state that the backsplash should be tiled after installing the kitchen cabinets (both lower and upper) and countertops. In some ...
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How can I fill gaps in wall plates on an uneven backsplash?

We're having a new house built, and the kitchen backsplash that was just installed is a tumbled stone, which looks great, but isn't a flat surface. As a result, the wall plates for electrical outlets, ...
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Is it common to tile behind an OTR microwave?

I have an over the range (OTR) microwave, and am about to tile a new back splash. I'm not sure which way to go: Tile behind the microwave and then install the microwave Install the microwave first ...
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How to handle painted backsplash that now has bubbling paint

We have a painted wooden backsplash by our kitchen faucet. Sadly, the wooden is now swelling because of the moisture around. Note that the wood doesn't normally get water on it directly - it appears ...
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How to caulk stone backsplash to granite countertop?

My kitchen has a stone backsplash and granite countertops. In some places there is a gap between the two, as illustrated below. I would like to seal this gap to prevent moisture from getting behind ...
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How do I extend outlets after installing a backsplash?

I have installed a back splash in my kitchen, if I use the plastic spacers how many should I use or is there a limit? I understand that this can cause to much air space around the receptacle or light ...
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Can I use silicone “window & door” caulk between a kitchen counter and backsplash?

I need to caulk my granite counter-top and ceramic tile back-splash. The big box store only has "kitchen" caulk in white, clear and almond. These colors are not going to work for me, I really want to ...
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What maintenance is needed for subway tiles?

I see many kitchens with subway tiles on their backsplash in design magazines, but this isn't a popular design here in Singapore. It seems like most people consider it a durable option, but I have ...
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What is a recommended height for tile edging?

I'm trying to put up a tiled mosaic back splash and I'm trying to figure out the profile height for the edging. My tiles are 1/4" (6mm) thick. Should I be getting an edge where the profile height ...
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When to stop a backsplash? [closed]

We have a kitchen with a U shaped with a peninsula that divides the kitchen and the living room/dining room. If the end of the peninsula is against a black wall, how far up the wall do we stop the ...