Tile saw (rental)
Required Tools for this Project
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
A pneumatic stapler will make installing the plywood countertops faster, but it’s not necessary.
Required Materials for this Project
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
- Cement board
- Thin-set mortar
- Grout sealer
- 1-5/8 in. screws
- 1-1/4 in. galvanized nails
- Construction adhesive
- Fiberglass tape
You may need a sealer, depending on your type of tile.