This Bunnings video was all I needed to install my first splashback. With the subway tile splashback completed, it was then time to install the overhead cabinets and the doors on the bottom centre cabinet, and then get the sink and plumbing finished.
The last thing to do was to fill the join, and then give the benchtop a final sand and coat.
Tips for installing a tiled splashback:
Protect the benchtop – the fourth and final coat is done once the splashback is up and the overhead cabinets installed.
Instead of smearing grout all over the tiles, pushing into the gaps and then cleaning, focus your application of grout to the gaps, push and smooth them – a lot less clean up.
Get that first row right. As long as it’s straight and level, the rest will flow nicely.
For small subway tiles like mine, use an angle grinder and a steady hand to cut to size. Don’t bother with a tile cutter.