Tiling Kitchen Backsplash and Wall

One of the things I hated about our kitchen when we moved in was the backsplash...or lack of a backsplash. The owner before us had taken out the original backsplash and replaced with a short piece of granite. One of the biggest design mistakes to make in a kitchen.

When we were talking about renovating our kitchen, taking off that piece of granite and replacing with tile backsplash was a must. I also wanted to extend the tile around the door frame on the two walls where there was tile. I wanted it to be one continuous tile wall. So I got to work on finding the perfect tile to use for the backsplash. Based on the wall and trim color, the granite, and the blue color I wanted to paint the cabinets, I found the perfect, simple tile to use.

I loved this tile because it was simple. I knew it wasn't going to be too overbearing to use on backsplash and on a tile wall. It had dimension. Not all the tiles are the same color. And it was the perfect amount of white and cream. Once we had our tile ordered, we got to work.

How to Tile Backsplash and Wall


Tile (We used this tile from Wayfair)




Mortar Mixing Attachment

Tile Spacers (we used 3/16in spacers)

Mortar Trowel

Grout Float


Tile Saw

Grout Haze Remover

Grout & Tile Sealer


1. Mix the mortar with water using a drill and the mortar mixing attachment. You want the mortar to be a cake batter like consistency.