RONA hardware advice, December 28th

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Install mosaic tile

Glass tiles, and mosaic tiles in particular, have become hugely popular in recent years. Mosaic tiles can be used throughout the home to add colour, impact and personality to walls. They can easily be matched with other types of tile to create striking visual effects.

This project gives detailed instructions on how to install sheets of mosaic tile on a wall. Since these tiles are very small and do not need to be cut, this type of installation is simpler than laying larger individual tiles. However, it does require a certain amount of skill as well as patience to allow for the necessary drying time.

TOOLS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED

TOOLS
  • Measuring tape
  • 4′ level
  • Chalk line
  • Pencil
  • Notched trowel
  • Rubber mallet
  • Tiling tools
  • Bucket and sponge
  • Scissors or utility knife
  • Grout float
  • Caulking gun
  • Tile nipping tool
  • Wet-cutting tile saw
MATERIALS
  • Tile adhesive
  • Sheets of mosaic tile
  • Plastic spacers
  • Grout
  • Grout sealer
  • Sealer
  • Caulk

BEFORE ASSEMBLY

THE SUBSTRATE

Before installing mosaic tile on a bathroom or washroom wall, make sure that the walls are covered with moisture-resistant gypsum board and that the surface is smooth and flat.
If you are tiling over a painted wall, lightly sand the surface first.

INSTALLATION

Follow the recommended drying times. The adhesive needs to cure for at least 24 hours. The grout must also be left to dry for 24 hours before being sealed. Finally, you should wait at least 10 days before caulking the expansion joints.

Check the mosaic sheets before you start, to make sure they are all in good condition.

STEPS