A project like ceramic tiling your kitchen backsplash is amazingly simple and shouldn’t cost you too much, and it makes a big difference to your kitchen’s look. Along with making your sink area look beautiful, you will also be adding extra protection to the wall area behind your sink at the same time. To add ceramic wall tiles to your kitchen should only take you around 2 days and is much easier then you would think.
Ceramic Wall Tiling Tools:
Tile nippers/tile saw
- Rubber grout float
Ceramic Wall Tiling Materials:
You will need to check the soundness of your wall’s’ before you start wall tiling:
Make sure your ceramic wall tiling area is dry, clean and firm/strong enough to hold the weight of your ceramic wall tiles. If you have signs of damp or condensation you will need to wait for the wall to dry. This can be speed up using a dehumidifier. Not waiting for a damp wall to dry will cause you major problems such as the wood in the wall rotting due to the moisture being sealed in. Also if you have a drywall with any damage you will want to repair this now.
Once the wall tiling area is dry you will need to prepare the walls for tiling before you choose your backsplash layout.
Your first choice to make is how far up the wall you will want your backsplash (there is no standard height for this it is 100% down to personal preference). A standard sort of height for a backsplash used by most is 4″ from the counter surface.
Amount of Wall Tiles Needed (estimation):
Measure your backsplash area in both length and width. Multiply the length by the width to workout the wall tiling area in square foot. An average 4′ x 1′ backsplash tiling project would need around twenty 6″ tiles.
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DIY Doctor presented 15 demonstrations on skim plastering, repairing burst pipes, basic plumbing, How to use a DIY toolkit and DIY Comedy at the National Home Improvement Show at Earls Court last weekend.
Over 30,000 people wandered past the stand to watch and listen to advice from tradesmen on how to complete their DIY projects at home. The feedback was fantastic and as soon as the show was finished we were booked to appear again next year.
Big thanks to Chelmer Heating Services for standing in at the last minute and presenting 3 great seminars on Renewable Energy. Take a look at their site here http://www.chelmerheating.co.uk/
As far as we can tell DIY Doctor is the only advice site which actually reaches out to it’s users to show them how to create DIY projects safely and to a professional finish. All the other “ME TOO” websites sit back, copy the DIY Doctor content and reword it. If there was a single tradesman amongst them, he would make himself known.
Plagiarism is a huge problem on the web. Content is taken from a hardworking site, run by professional people with integrity. The words are switched round and it is published on another site. Watch the content on DIY Doctor. WE publish a page and 10 minutes later 3 copycat sites have the same information on theirs.
We prove we can do the work we talk about by appearing on Radio, TV and at exhibitions in person…Others sit back drawing pretty pictures of jobs they wish they could do. We wonder how many schools they were thrown out of for copying their classmate’s homework!
That’s my gripe for today. We showed again at the Home Improvement Show that DIY Doctor is real. Real Tradesmen giving real advice in real situations. Not wannabe pretenders with all the integrity of a Cowboy.
Take a look at the videos of the show here http://www.improveyourhomeshow.co.uk/ and see if you can spot “The Doctor”
I have installed a woodburner in a new house. I have fitted a clay pot adaptor into the chimney liner & cowled the chimney up top. As soon as the fire gets going tary water starts dripping down from the chimney and continues, complete with nasty smell and hissing until the fire goes out.