Tile Backsplash Installation

Set of tools used to install tile backsplashes in Upper Fairfield County

Is your kitchen looking drab and outdated? Is the grout in your bathroom no longer coming clean? A new tile backsplash installation could be just what you need to fall in love with your space again. OurFairfield handyman experts have an average of 10 years’ experience in the industry and have completed more tile backsplash installations than we can count! Whether you want a new kitchen backsplash or bathroom backsplash installed, you can trust the team at Mr. Handyman of Upper Fairfield County to get yourtile installation done right the first time.

Learn more about our Fairfield backsplash service by reading up on it below, or call us directly at (866) 550-1710 to book a free, no-obligation on-site consultation.

Our Fairfield Backsplash Installation Service: What’s Included

Perhaps you’ve taken a peek at ourtile repair guide and have decided that the number of repairs needed simply doesn’t justify the time and effort required for repair. Or, maybe you’re just bored of your current backsplash and are ready to make a change. Regardless of your reasoning behind investing in a new tile backsplash installation, our expert handyman team will be thrilled to help you through every step of the installation process. Over the years, our talented service professionals have worked on a wide range of tile backsplash installations using almost every material imaginable. There’s no backsplash installation in Fairfield, CT that we can’t handle!

Before we arrive, we ask that you order your tiles and have them at your property so that all our service technicians need to do is show up with the appropriate tools and supplies to get to work. Our professional installation service will vary depending on the location where you want your new backsplash installed, as well as the type of material you’ve chosen. Though installation methods may vary slightly, we’ve outlined the general broad steps you can expect us to take for your Fairfield backsplash service below.

  1. Remove existing tile. If applicable, we will start by shutting off the power and removing your outlet covers so that we can safely work around your electrical outlets. Then, we’ll spread a drop cloth across your counters and/or floors to protect their surface. To remove your existing backsplash, we will use a chisel to gently tap the space between the tiles and wall. We’ll do this as carefully as possible to avoid damaging your drywall, but if patching does need to be done, we will take the time to do this extra step before going on to the installation. Minor wall damage is not uncommon—especially if your existing tiles are older.

  2. Nail backerboard to wall studs. Though an optional step, we encourage you to purchase backerboard to help protect your space from moisture, which is a concern for both bathroom and kitchen walls. To do this, we will need to remove a portion of drywall to ensure the backerboard is flush with the rest of your wall.

  3. Plan tile backsplash arrangement. Laying the first row of tile across your counter, we’ll determine the optimal layout for your tile. Then, we’ll use a tile cutter to cut edge and corner pieces to the correct size.

  4. Apply thinset mortar to wall. Your backsplash material will determine the best type of mortar to use, but typically, we’ll use thinset. After mixing this product to the optimal consistency, we will use a notched trowel to apply it to your wall.

  5. Lay tiles against mortar. Next, we’ll use our training and experience to place tiles evenly against your wall. Tile spacers will be used to ensure they’re perfectly positioned. After all tiles have been placed, we’ll need to wait for the mortar to dry before adding grout. Cure times are dependent on the product used.

  6. Apply grout to seams. Once the mortar is dry, we’ll remove all tile spacers and mix up your grout. To professionally apply this cement-like material, we’ll use a tool called a grout float. Then, with a damp sponge, we’ll smooth out the grout lines and wipe off any excess grout on your backsplash’s surface.

  7. Apply caulking to joints. To finish off your Fairfield backsplash service, we’ll caulk the joints between your backsplash and cabinets, as well as your backsplash and counter. If you’d like to use a grout sealer, we can come back in a few weeks and apply this as well.

Though this process may seem simple enough, it takes a great deal of patience, tiling knowledge and practice to do properly. Our handyman experts have all three of these attributes and will complete your Fairfield backsplash installation according to professional standards.

Why We’re A Cut Above The Rest

At Mr. Handyman of Upper Fairfield County, we’ve established a reputation for being one of the best home service teams due to our equal dedication to providing exceptional customer service and delivering an outstanding quality of workmanship. Some of the ways in which we do this include by:

  • Providing free, on-site cost estimates for projects that are too complex to provide accurate estimates for over the phone.
  • Serving residents not just in Fairfield, but many surrounding communities such asWestport,New Canaan andWeston.
  • Ensuring complete satisfaction 100% of the time by offering our customers a one-year workmanship warranty.
  • Maintaining open, honest and transparent communication in all our customer interactions, whether over the phone, by email or in person.

To book your tile backsplash installation service with Mr. Handyman of Upper Fairfield County, call our office at 866-550-1710 today!

FAQs About Backsplash Installation In Fairfield, CT

How Long Does Your Fairfield Backsplash Service Take?

The length of this service will depend on multiple factors, such as:

  • Whether you have an existing backsplash that requires removal
  • Whether you want backerboard installed
  • The size of your tiles (bigger tiles take less time to install)
  • Curing times of mortar and grout

After discussing your project in detail with you, we’ll provide you with an expected project timeline. If something unexpected comes up during your installation appointment that extends this timeline, we’ll communicate with you about this right away.

What Is The Best Material For A Backsplash Installation In Fairfield, CT?

Whenplanning a tile installation, one of the most important considerations you can make is choosing the right material for your backsplash tile. There’s no single best type of tile, but some of the more popular choices, along with their pros and cons, are as follows:

  • Ceramic tile and porcelain tile. These classic options are some of the most affordable options, as well as the most durable.
  • Glass mosaic tile backsplash. Though a little more expensive than ceramic and porcelain, glass tiles are truly beautiful to look at and come in a wide range of colors. They’re also incredibly easy to clean.
  • Natural stone tile. There is a broad selection of options within this category, including granite tile and marble tile. Though stunning, they require regular cleaning and sealing, as their porous surfaces readily absorb stains.

How Do I Know How Much Material To Order?

To determine how much material you’ll need for your Fairfield backsplash installation, multiply the width by the height of the space you want covered. Next, multiply this value by 10 and divide by 100. Add this to your original value. This will ensure that you order about 10 percent more than you require. Though this may seem like an unnecessary extra cost, you’ll be happy you have extras when an accident occurs and you need to repair your backsplash.

Can A Tile Backsplash Installation Increase My Property Value?

If you don’t currently have a backsplash or your backsplash is damaged and outdated, a new backsplash installation in Fairfield, CT may certainly increase your property value. If you’re planning to sell your home in the near future, it’s a good idea to choose a material that is neutral and versatile. An example of this would be a white subway tile backsplash.

Can I Do A Tile Backsplash Installation On My Own?

We don’t recommend doing a tile backsplash installation on your own if you don’t have experience with tiling. This project requires precise measuring, even application and efficiency due to the constraints of curing times. To ensure that your new Fairfield backsplash will last for years to come, a professional installation is the way to go.

By hiring our team for your Fairfield backsplash installation, you’ll also get the added assurance of our one-year workmanship warranty, as well as peace of mind in knowing that our handyman experts are fully insured.

Don’t Keep Waiting For The Backsplash Of Your Dreams—Schedule Your Tile Backsplash Installation Today

Whether you want a new tile backsplash installation done in your home’s kitchen or bathroom or you’re in the market for a new tile flooring installation or repair, our talented and experienced service technicians can handle all things tile. Our team at Mr. Handyman will get your Fairfield backsplash installed right the first time, for an affordable price and in less time than you could have imagined.

Regardless of whether you’re ready to book your service appointment right now or would like to discuss your project further first, give us a call today at (866) 550-1710 and one of our professional administrative team members will be more than happy to assist you!

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