tips for installing a backsplash
- put down rosin paper on your countertops (over top of cardboard if you want to be extra careful) - or just use the cheaper brown construction paper without moisture protection if you’re pretty confident the cardboard will stop any thinset drips from seeping through…
- use painter’s tape to secure cardboard and paper
- mixing mortar - here’s a handy little video with tips on that.
- the tile back splash needs to be installed on top of cement board, not sheetrock…
- "cement board (1/4″ thick Permabase Ultrabacker to be exact) was about $10 per 3ft x 5ft sheet after the 10% discount code that they offer everyone (YHL10)" from here
most of these tips came from, where else? Young House Love.
Installing a Mortar Shower Pan
This dude Mark from HomeAdditionsPlus has some pretty great how-to videos. This one in particular is for installing a mortar shower pan for a stand-up shower. Plus there are videos for installing tile in the shower and also tips for removing ceramic tile.