Make a tile countertop

To create a real mosaic on almost any surface countertop is easy. The first step should be to go to the tile store and see what’s available. Then decide the pattern you want. There are many books, magazines and television shows that give step by step instructions and design ideas. After deciding a pattern or design, draw it on the surface that will put the mosaic. The first step is to prepare the surface ensuring that the mosaic can join. You can do this by wiping the surface with a utility knife and then putting a layer of white glue mixed with water.

Then he should take some concrete tile, commonly known as mortar, and spread a thin layer over the surface. Then place your tiles on the cement according to the pattern you have drawn. After the cement has settled (try not to worry) fill the spaces between tiles with tile cement. Most people think that this material is only available in white, but if you inquire at your local hardware store you can find several colors to suit your particular design. You must apply the material directly above the spaces we want to fill. Then clean the excess with a sponge.

Have you ever gone to a restaurant or a friend’s house and was amazed with the design of the tiles on counter tops or walls? Well, not so hard to bring that look inside your home. Where is a good place to add tiles in my house? Kitchens and bathrooms are the obvious options but the big tables and patios have become popular choices as well. Get embellish a coffee table that has no finish, purchased from your favorite furniture store. This is a great project for the weekend. All you have to do is add a layer of paint and then do a small tile on the countertop using some tiles in different sizes or even pieces of broken tile. This same technique works well for a larger area as it does for a small table. Before starting this project, there are some things you should do to prepare.

Take time to do your research about what you want before you start placing tiles. There are tons of books on ceramics at your local bookstore. We recommend to investigate a bit to get some inspiration in their designs. Once you have the basic idea you want to achieve is always a good idea to draw your design. Then want to put the tiles on the counter, starting from the center and working outward to ensure that he is pleased with the design you chose. Once you have everything in place, take a permanent marker and draw the perimeter of the shape.

Before laying the tile with cement in place, should prepare the tiles for mosaic section. This is where you can get a bit of aggression. Take a mixture of tiles, along the all in a towel and beat them. This is the simplest way to get the broken pieces of tile you need to make a mosaic. For edge tiles need smaller pieces. This is where you use a special tool to break tiles. In order to put the tiles into place with cement, use mortar, which is something you can buy at any home improvement store. You should only place a layer of 3 mm wide. Then you must use a palette for excess material. Then only should put the tiles in place. For mosaics section use the same process. Take the different pieces of mosaic and arrange the way you see fit. Try to keep the space between the tiles of 3 mm.

How do I finish this project? Must pass the tile grout after the cement has set. Remember that cement tile is available in several colors, not only in black. Try to fill all openings. Then clean the tiles of any excess with a sponge. Let dry at night and wake up the next day to admire your artwork.

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