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Old 10-18-2011, 04:08 PM   #1
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Mosaic tile back splash

Installed a glass mosaic tile back splash and it has stood up to 3 ruff trips. Looks like it will last.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:00 PM   #2
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Nice job!


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Old 10-19-2011, 08:46 AM   #3
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doug&maggie - Thanks for the kind word it was a fun project.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:57 AM   #4
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Did you use regular grout materials? I've got one small area that I need to put something....by my stove where the counter top stops...and up the wall.

We looked at one airstream trailer that had all kinds of tile done in the bathroom...and it was showing cracks from movement while traveling. I was wondering if there was some kind of flexible grout that could be used instead of the conventional kind.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:16 AM   #5
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Did you use regular grout materials? I've got one small area that I need to put something....by my stove where the counter top stops...and up the wall.

We looked at one airstream trailer that had all kinds of tile done in the bathroom...and it was showing cracks from movement while traveling. I was wondering if there was some kind of flexible grout that could be used instead of the conventional kind.
I also considered some tile for the bath but ruled it out as the walls had much more movement than the kitchen area behind the cook top.

I'm not as much concerned with grout cracking as that is easy to repair. My main concern was with the mortar being able to hold to the walls.

I used the following flexible mortar and grout:

Mapei Adesilex P10 Mosaic & Glass Tile Mortar w/Polymer.

Mapei Keracolor Unsanded Grout w/Polymer.

This stuff is also designed to handle temp swings and freezing.

Good luck,
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:56 AM   #6
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thanks for posting. If I ever gut and design a new interior, this is definitely something I'm going to try for an inside shower. The other thing I really wanted to do was install some waterproof LED's along the sides of the glass, but not sure how well it would work. Looks really nice. Great job.
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Very nice, I was just thinking about doing a low (4" or so) countertop lip. Thanks for posting and the info.
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That is a beautiful kitchen! Outstanding work!
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Tkasten - Love the tile backsplash. We are wanting to do some carrera marble subway style tile on our kitchen backsplash area. My questions is what did you adhere the tile to? We also have a 65 the walls are the vinyl and have been painted once with oil based paint. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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nice! i would like to do this in the bathroom to one wall. wonder if it would hold?
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"Island Girl" Backsplash

I was hesitant about using tile backsplash for all the reasons mentioned. We used a very sticky backing from HD (TileSetting Mat). Believe me...the tile will go no where and you don't have to worry about backing breaking and cracking. Because we were only tiling a small area we used a standard grouting material we got at HD. So far no problems. One thing I would suggest...when putting on your tiles, keep them slightly above (1/8" should be fine) the galley top. Use a flexible caulking...if not, standard grouting will crack under the first layer of tiles from the movement of the countertop and the grouting under the bottom layer of tiles.

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I used the following flexible mortar and grout as stated above.

Mapei Adesilex P10 Mosaic & Glass Tile Mortar w/Polymer.
Mapei Keracolor Unsanded Grout w/Polymer.
This stuff is also designed to handle temp swings and freezing.

I applied the mortar right on top of the painted alum. We've made several trips, many to the hunting land (bumpy roads) with no cracks. Use the right products, a good tile store with help with that info. I also waited nearly two weeks before travel allowing plenty of time for curing.

The glass mosaic I used is light compared to tile.
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I was hesitant about using tile backsplash for all the reasons mentioned. We used a very sticky backing from HD (TileSetting Mat). Believe me...the tile will go no where and you don't have to worry about backing breaking and cracking. Because we were only tiling a small area we used a standard grouting material we got at HD. So far no problems. One thing I would suggest...when putting on your tiles, keep them slightly above (1/8" should be fine) the galley top. Use a flexible caulking...if not, standard grouting will crack under the first layer of tiles from the movement of the countertop and the grouting under the bottom layer of tiles.

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It look great! We used the same mat for our bar at home, it works great!
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