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Old 12-08-2014, 11:45 AM   #1
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Glass mosaic tile backsplash


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Never worked with this type of tile before and I had a couple questions.

First, what do you suggest for exposed ends? One side of the backsplash will end at the end of the cabinets but the wall continues. Same thing near window where there will be no cabinet above the tile.

My other question is the easiest way to cut out the outlets that are on the wall. I plan on using a wet saw, and just don't know the best way to cut out the outlet of it falls in the middle of a tile.

Any other thoughts/suggestions are welcome and appreciated!


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Metal tile trims are the simplest way--they come in lots of shapes and colors---

An angle grinder with a diamond blade is helpful---wet cutting of mesh back tiles often causes the whole sheet to come unglued--if you use the wet saw--cut out the tiles from the mesh before using the wet saw---wedge spacers will be needed--be sure to have some on hand.
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Thanks! I looked at the metal trims. What would be the best way to cut this?


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Thanks! I looked at the metal trims. What would be the best way to cut this?


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One more question for this install. I will be leaving the existing 5 inch backsplash from the countertop and adding tile above it. The countertop is a laminate countertop, and the top of the backsplash is caulked. Should I remove the caulk before adding tile? Also, should I grout the gap between the laminate and the tile or try to keep grout out and caulk the space in between?

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Remove the caulk before you start---the junction between the counter and the back splash needs caulk after tiling--that counter will move a bit with the seasons--which will crack grout.
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Metal tile trims are the simplest way--they come in lots of shapes and colors---

An angle grinder with a diamond blade is helpful---wet cutting of mesh back tiles often causes the whole sheet to come unglued--if you use the wet saw--cut out the tiles from the mesh before using the wet saw---wedge spacers will be needed--be sure to have some on hand.
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