You have picked out a beautiful Granite kitchen countertop. Congratulations, you need a pleasing backsplash. What can you do?You could use a professional designer, design your backsplash. May cost a lot of money.How about the guy at work who installs tile part time. He assures you, 'Sure I can do that, trust me'Having worked with hundreds of people create their own personal kitchen countertop backsplashes, these are some of the ways a not everyone choose to have a new backsplash. In this article I will show you how to design your own backsplash the way weight are not healthy it to overall look. It is quite easy.First, design each backsplash wall individually. By this i mean select a wall above the countertop and figure the actual design you want to attain. Many older kitchens are shaped like an U. Meaning the window and sink are in the rear of the U and the two sides are cabinets and worktops. Design the window, sink wall last.Step two. Measure the length of the left wall in inches. Tile sizes are in inches or metric .Makes estimating quantities easier when measuring in inches. A backsplash with powerful surface stone countertop will generally measure 17 to 18 inches from bottom of cabinet to top of table.Decide what size tile to use. Most common are 4x4, 6x6, 3x6 and 12x12.Go to a tile store and get various sizes to help determine what sizes you like.Ask this query of yourself. I want the tile set on a diagonal or straight pattern. Keep in mind, a 6 inch tile on diagonal measures approximately 8 1/2 inches wide. A 17 inch high backsplash will take 2 six inch tile on diagonal, filling all or nearly all on the space. A four inch tile on diagonal measures 6 inches, tip to tip. Therefore for a 17 inch backsplash will require 3 four inch tiles on diagonal.A six inch tile, that come with a straight pattern, requires 3 tiles for a 17 inch backsplash. 4 four inch tile are required in a 17 inch back splash. Most common grout line is 1/4 inch grout line.
The use of inserts add on the overall look in the backsplash. Generally make use of a 2 inch insert with a six inch tile. A 1 inch insert having a four inch hardwood. Placement of inserts is a matter of private preference. Word of caution. Do not use to many inserts. Inserts are only used to accent the tile design, not to emerge as the focal point.Finish measuring the sink wall and other lots of spaces. Apply the same tecniques on all walls except the sink wall . Inside the window and the sink, the wall should have no inserts. Only the tile pattern, this diagonal or simple. The backsplash on each side of of the question can have inserts, but not several. Extend the same pattern used using the left wall for your remaining backsplash outlet.Using this method of laying out your backsplash helps you see how many tiles you'll need. Allow 15% over the amount you need for cuts. Example: 44 six inch tile, order 8 additional tiles.Shopping for tile is now much easier. You have a good idea on the amount of tile needed and the amount the tile will set you back. You are now the design master of your countertop tile backsplash.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Alan Grundemeier has planned, designed and completed many tile and stone projects to add to the beauty of customer's homes. By designing each backsplash wall individually, selecting the hard drive's size tile you like, deciding if the tile is to installed on a diagonal or straight pattern and what kind of inserts will compliment the design, you have kitchen countertop backsplash of your desires. Designed by YOU!If you want more kitchen design ideas, click on: http://aseller1.decbooks.hop.clickbank.netEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org