Return to the Kitchens Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
How to prep for backsplash tiling (starts tomorrow)

Posted by gsmama (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 14, 12 at 17:35

So excited that backsplash gets installed tomorrow (it's been over a year since kitchen was put in)!

I'm wondering how to prepare for tilers--I want to minimize dust due to allergies my son and I have. I'm not sure how much dust gets generated from cuttin tiles down, mixing grout, etc.

Should I clear out all the cabinets (sigh) or can I encase them in plastic with the food and dishes still in them? They are inset cabinets so my thinking would be to tape plastic sheeting to the caninets.

Would love suggestions/perspective on what to expect.

TIA


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: How to prep for backsplash tiling (starts tomorrow)

They should be mixing the glue outside, and the grout when it is time too. Also, tile cutting should be done outside too.

Just make sure the floors are all covered in the kitchen the counters are covered (they should take care of that for you). Also the path that they travel to and from the saw should be covered. You can use brown paper from Lowe's or HD.

There was no dust generated in our house, we just got done 2 days of putting the tile up in the kitchen.


 o
RE: How to prep for backsplash tiling (starts tomorrow)

I left everything in place- no problem! I planned to pull items but no more energy and GC didn't ask me to move anything.
So exciting!


 o
RE: How to prep for backsplash tiling (starts tomorrow)

How to prep? Chill the champagne!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Kitchens Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here