Installing Brick Backsplash
There are two types of materials that you can use for backsplash, solid brick and brick veneer. Solid brick backsplashes are known for their strength and durability but these are harder to install and can cost higher. That’s why brick veneers are a popular choice for homeowners and interior designers.
For a solid brick backsplash, you need to lay the bricks over an existing masonry foundation. This process can cost between $12.00 and $20.00 per square foot and can take days.
Brick veneers are lighter and thinner than brick that is a more cost-effective way to get the beautiful appeal of the brick. These backsplash tiles can be installed on existing drywall, concrete, or wood surfaces. For the installation of brick veneers, you may expect to pay $4.00 to $10.00 per square foot.
• Define the backsplash area, clean the wall to get rid of the dirt, or remove the existing backsplash product and electrical plates.
• Measure both the height and length of the area lay down the brick veneers, and define the pattern of the tiles.
• Apply the adhesive to the back of one of the brick tiles with wavy lines. When installing a brick backsplash, you need to use stronger construction adhesive than regular tile backsplash requires. Then place the bricks on the wall and cover the backsplash area.
• Wait at least overnight to cure completely. After all the brick is secured to the wall, apply the grout with a trowel. When all the spaces are filled with grout, clean the brick surfaces with a rag to remove the grout. Wait for the grout to dry and apply a sealer.