Install A Tile Backsplash In Less Time With A Tile Setting Mat

Installing a tile backsplash can be a time consuming project, but a tile setting mat can help you get it done faster.

Tile requires thinset mortar or mastic to adhere the tile to the wall. Both can be a bit messy and tricky to smooth out. Instead, try a tile setting mat.

A tile setting mat is like double-sided tape. Just cut it to the desired height and length and apply it to the wall. Then remove the backing and press your tile firmly into it. Unlike thinset, which needs to dry overnight, you can immediately grout the tile and then clean up.

For any tile backsplash project you'll also need a chalk line, utility knife, wet saw and straight edge. The above video explains how it's done.

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