Less Than $5000
Prepare the Walls for Tile
A tile backsplash in the kitchen may be applied over clean, level drywall since sinks aren't considered wet areas, like showers, that require backer board. Before you begin, watch What's Inside My Wall?
Also, remember that using the correct trowel and mortar is critical to a successful tile project. Floor or wall, indoors or out, tile type and size are factors.
Plan the Tile Layout
Tile backsplashes need a 1/8-inch expansion gap around the perimeter where the tile meets the cabinets and countertops.
Tile the Backsplash
Make sure you follow the manufacturer's instructions on mixing and drying times.