Installing a tiled kitchen countertop

Posted: November 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

We have been so wrapped up with football over the past few months, we have really started to get behind on projects.  This week we were determined to move something, anything over to the finished pile.  So, we took on the kitchen countertop.

We added several new cabinets to an empty space in the kitchen a few months ago, but we haven’t had the time to get the countertop installed.  The other kitchen counters are granite tile.  I’m not a huge fan, but I don’t want to replace everything in the kitchen either.  So, we decided to stick with the granite tile. 

After several trips to the store, we were finally ready to take on the challenge of installing a tile kitchen countertop.  It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.  We secured the MDF to the cabinets.  Then we put down the backerboard, and finally we were able to put the tile down.  We used a tile adhesive to glue the tiles down to the countertop, which I would recommend putting on evenly.  This stuff is super strong, and at least for us there was little room for error.  Within a few minutes of putting the tiles down there was no moving them again.   Overall this was a relatively easy project that we were able to break up and do a little each night after work.


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