Granite Tiles - Install Your Own Counters

Friday, August 14, 2009

Full Height Backsplash and the Easy Tile Calculator’s Easy Tile Calculator has a feature that can automatically calculate a nominal 6 inch backsplash or lower. For years, that has been the standard backsplash ordered by our customers. However, we have recently received a number of questions about how to calculate full height backsplash for kitchen countertops, so I thought it would be a good idea to post my answer.

For full-height backsplash, you need to calculate the area of the wall you want to have covered with backsplash. It is a good idea to divide the wall area into rectangular segments of similar heights and round up to the next square foot for each. You will want to add at least 10% to cover scrap that you do not anticipate.

You also need to carefully determine how many feet of edging you are going to need to finish the exposed edges where the tile does not butt up against the countertop or the bottom edges of the cabinets. Also be alert to any corner trims you will need. You will need to order additional outside corners for those.

When you have figured all of this out, you will be ready to run the Easy Tile Calculator and place an order. After you run the Easy Tile Calculator, load your shopping cart, then Click on the “Process Order…” button which will take you to the final shopping cart. You will want to add the extra tile and edging figures you have come up with.

You call our toll free line when you are placing the order if you are unsure about all of this. We will be glad to help.

With you really can do a great job installing your own granite tile countertops!

The Granite Tile Guy

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