Tiles can dramatically change the appearance of your kitchen. They're a great place to inject an accent colour, such as gloss red, black or even green! Bold, on-trend, always striking and easy to clean!
Tile a wall in 5 easy steps
1. Prepare the walls by cleaning them to remove all traces of dirt, grease etc. Remove loose or flaking paint and sand down, then clean with detergent..
2. To make sure you get a straight line to start tiling from, fix a length of timber lightly to the wall horizontally, so that the top edge is one tile height above
3. Find the centre point of the timber and mark it. Then work out where the last whole tile will be fixed near the end of the wall. Mark this point on the timber, too. Drop a plumb line down the wall so that the string touches the last mark on the timber. Make pencil marks on the wall behind the string line; then fix another straight timber vertically to the wall along the marks. Check that it's correct with a spirit level.
4. Start tiling from the corner. If tiling on a painted surface, before applying adhesive test a small area to make sure that it doesn't affect the paint. Follow the instructions on the adhesive. Bed the tiles firmly onto the combed adhesive, with spacers between each tile. Work sideways and upwards to complete the tiling, and leave for 24 hours to dry, or longer if recommended.
5. You can now fill in the spaces between the tiles with grouting. If you need to cut tiles or for more information; check out our handy ‘How to Tile' Guide.