by VentureStreet  Join Our Network
Adding Stone Tile To Wall

Last year we undertook the addition of tumbled stone tiles to the back wall of our wet bar. The space was a simple 7'x7' square area with no outlet plugs to worry about for tile cutouts. The total cost of this project, including all materials and even purchasing a basic wet saw, was just over $300 after finding a great deal on some 2x4 brick tiles we loved. We spent about 20 total labor hours on this (two of us each putting in 10 hours) and feel confident we could do it again much quicker a second time around. The additional value brought to the home is estimated at around $1000, so this is certainly a DIY project that will help your property appraisal value.

Some valuable tips we learned along the way:

1. start at the bottom and center of the wall, working your way out from center and up to the ceiling

2. buy more tiles than you will use (at least 10% more – you can always return all unused supplies)

3. measure each tile twice and you’ll only have to cut once using a rotary wet saw (this is really messy!)

4. ensure you have plenty of tile adhesive and grout mix (we almost ran out of both and it’s an extra stress you don’t need, as time is of the essence working with tiles)

5. use tile spacers if you buy individual tiles or opt for the tile sections that come on mesh backing, ready for you to trim as required (but you’ll still need that wet saw!)

6. allow tiles to set overnight, then grout within 24 hours and apply a tile sealer if desired (we did and it really polishes up the look of the tumbled stone)

I don’t consider ourselves to be the handiest people on the planet (though we have learned a great deal through homeownership) so if we can do it nicely, so can you!

Free Quotes from Tile Installers.
Click to Get Quotes
Other articles you may like:
Granite Has the Art of Nature
704 Granite & Marble Fabricators has years of experience Working on bathroom countertop...

Stone Tile: Absorption Rating
There are four main categories used to classify the absorption rating of stone tiles. ...

Natural Stone Tile Flooring: Pros & Cons
What are the pros and cons of installing national stone tile? Learn about the advantages...

Be the first to find this article helpful.
Free Quotes from Tile Installers.
About the Author

Andrew Robb, RE/MAX Renaissance Realty
9059 W Lake Pleasant Pkwy, B-200
Peoria, AZ 85382

If you would like to re-print this article, please contact the author.
Editorial Disclaimer: The views expressed in articles published on this website are those of the authors alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of this website or its staff. The articles on this site do not constitute a recommendation or endorsement with respect to any views, company, or product. Authors affirm that article submissions are their original content or that they have permission to reproduce.

Home   |   Articles & Videos   |   Affiliates   |   Networking Groups   |   Search by Category

Terms of Use   |   Privacy   |   About Us   |   Contact Us   |   Member Login

©2003-2024 - VentureStreet, LLC

Join Our Business Network