Subway Tile Backsplash

I used white subway tile in our last kitchen and I loved it.  It’s clean, classic, easy to install, and best of all, inexpensive.  So I figured that I would just do the same in our new kitchen.

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Because I didn’t have that big of an area to cover, I went with a premixed mastic.  It was so nice to be able to just open the bucket and start spreading that stuff on the walls without having to do any mixing/waiting/etc.

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I was able to get all of the tile up in only a few hours.  It probably would have gone even faster if I had better tools for cutting the tile (I was working with a hand held tile cutter and a rod saw).

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I went with a dark gray unsanded grout.

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Six rows of tile were a perfect fit from the countertop to the base of the upper cabinets.  Well, almost…There was a small section where I couldn’t quite fit that top row in.  I ended up taking 4 tiles over to Lowe’s to have them shave 1/16″ off the top of those tiles with their wet saw.

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Now I just need to caulk around the edges of the tile and I can all this job DONE!

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