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How to Tile Over a Plastic Laminate Backsplash

Larry asks, “Can I tile over a Formica backsplash?”

It’s possible to tile over a plastic laminate backsplash under certain conditions. Read on to find out how.

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Can You Install a Ceramic Tile Backsplash on Drywall?

As long as your wall is smooth and flat, you can install a ceramic tile kitchen backsplash directly over drywall without using cement backer board. Watch this video to find out more.

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Installing Tile Backsplash and Range Hood in Kuppersmith Project House

In the kitchen of the Kuppersmith Project house, a glass tile backsplash was applied to the wall behind the stove and a contemporary styled range hood installed over the stove. Watch this video to find out more.

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How to Paint a Wood Beadboard Kitchen Backsplash

Joyce asks, “What kind of paint should I use on a wood beadboard backslpash that would hold up to water spots and grease splatters?”

An oil-based primer followed by a quality, high gloss acrylic or oil-based paint will give the best results. Read on to find out more.

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How to Shim Out Electrical Outlet or Switch When Installing a Tile Backsplash

Roxanne asks, “How can I make electrical outlets flush with a new tile backsplash?”

To shim out an electrical outlet, use an electrical box extender. Read on to find out more.

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Adding a Tile or Wood Beadboard Backsplash to Your Kitchen

A backsplash behind the countertops in your kitchen not only protects the wall from stains and grease, but it serves to accent the cabinets as well. Tile is the most common backsplash material. Watch this video to find our more.

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How to Cut Tile Around Electrical Outlets

Brian asks, “When installing a tile backsplash, how do you cut the opening for an electrical outlet that falls into the middle of a tile?”

To make cuts within a tile, drill holes at each corner of the tile, then plunge cut to the line using a diamond blade on a circular or tile saw. Read on to find out more.

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SimpleMat Adhesive Tile Setting Mat

SimpleMat is a double sided, adhesive sheet that is perfect for attaching tile to a countertop or backsplash. It can be used on drywall, plywood, plastic laminate, or painted surfaces. Simply cut the mat to fit, press in place, peel off backing, and attach tile. SimpleMat is available at The Home Depot.

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