Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Granite Tile Kitchen Countertops: DIY Installation Tipsby Gabriel Traverso
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
If you are going to remodel your kitchen and install granite tile kitchen countertops as a part of it, you will need to plan ahead. You will need to ensure that your kitchen is "tile-ready" before you pull it apart.
The first step is estimating the number of granite tiles that you will need. Calculate the length (in linear feet) of your 24-inch wide countertops and multiply it by 2.5. Remember to add to the amount for islands and subtract from the amount for appliance spaces. Make sure that you also order partial tiles for filling the spaces around the appliances. Buy a dozen tiles more than your actual estimate because you may need them if any get accidentally damaged.
You will need the following tools and supplies for the project:
You also will need these additional materials:
About the Author
Gabriel Traverso is a freelance writer, professional musician, and an artist. He resides with his family in Reno, NV.