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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

    • Miter saw
    • Circular saw
    • Grout float
    • Jigsaw
    • Notched trowel

Tile saw, Margin trowel, Drill, Honing stone

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

    • 25 lb. thinset mortar
    • 5 lb. unsanded grout
    • Qt. of granite sealer
    • Denshield or cement board
    • ¾-in. plywood underlayment
    • 1 x 4 and 2 x 4 for blocking
    • 1 x 3 backsplash trim
    • Fiberglass mesh tape
    • Color-matching caulk
    • 1 lb. of 1-in. roofing nails
    • 1 lb. of 2-in. drywall screws

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How to Install Granite Countertops (Kitchen Tile)

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