How to Tile a Backsplash

A whole new look for under $200

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Tape measure
  • Caulk gun
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Bucket
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Level
  • Grout float
  • Notched trowel
  • Rubber mallet
  • Self-centering drill bit
  • Non-contact voltage tester
  • Utility knife

You'll also need a sponge, plastic gloves, a microfiber cloth and a tile saw (rental).

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Tile
  • Tile spacers
  • Mastic
  • Stone tile sealer
  • Grout
  • Grout sealer
  • Caulk
  • Outlet extenders

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