How to install a travertine backsplash?
The installation of a travertine backsplash is not harder than other materials. Before the installation, you need to measure the backsplash area. This way you can know how many tiles you need. Also, for a proper installation, before attaching the tiles, the surface needs to be smooth. Sand the area with sandpaper to create a uniform surface. And you need to prepare the layout of the tiles before installing them. Lay the tiles on the counter and define the layout. This way you will avoid some unmatched pieces.
For the installation, you need thin-set mortar, tile spacers, trowel, wet tile saw, and grout. Once these materials are available you can start the installation process. Mix the thin-set mortar according to manufacturer directions and spread a small part of the wall. Apply the tiles on the mortar, press against it with a rubber float, and repeat this procedure until covers all surfaces. Using tile spacers, make sure that the gaps between the different tiles are uniform before thin-set dries. After all, tiles are installed, wait 24 hours and then prepare the grout. Remove the spacers, fill the spaces between the tiles using the grout and allow it to dry. Wipe down the tiles with a damp cloth and wait for overnight. After the grout has cured, apply a suitable sealant for travertine tiles.