Wall cap tiles serve a similar function as chair rail molding over a paneled wall; they complete the border instead of leaving the field tiles at an abrupt stop with no transition into the wallpapered or painted surface over it. Tile wall caps utilizes a number of supplies and the same tools since the remainder of the wall. If you did not use a saw to cut on the field tiles, then you will need one. Most wall caps’ irregular profile is almost impossible to cut directly with a dent cutter or nipper.
Lay a row of wall mounted cap tiles onto the ground with spacers between the tiles. Assess the wall in which the tiles measure and will go the row of tiles to ascertain whether a few tiles will require cuts. Cut tiles are often not, and at one or both ends of the row through the row.
Assess the row of tiles again. Apply that dimension to the wall over the field tiles, which are the tiles that cover the portion of the wall. Mark the beginning and end of the row of cap tiles on the wall with a pencil.
Mix thinset mortar in a bucket or bowl that is large according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Thinset on the rear of one cap tile with the border of a trowel. Press on the tile against the wall over the field tiles. Spreading thinset is called back-buttering, and it avoids smearing tiles.
Steak the backs of the rest of full tiles and press the tiles against the wall. Tile spacers to get alignment between the tiles.
Assess the space from the end of the row of tiles towards the end of the wall. Measure both spaces, if cut tiles will go at both ends of the row.
Measure across one cap tile into the width required to fill the space. Mark the dimension on the tile with a pencil. If you need two cut tiles, then mark and measure the other tile now.
Transfer the fence or shield on the saw that is wet to match the area. Move the weapon 1 inch away from the blade, if you marked the tile to cut 1 inch and lock the weapon.
Put on eye protection and turn on the saw.
Set the end of the tile against the fence and push the tile into the saw bade.
Switch off the saw and wash the water off the tile with a rag. In case you’ve got another tile to cut, then move the fence into the position and cut on the tile.
Spread thinset on the rear of the cut tile and put it place at the end of the row. When there are two tiles, repeat.
Let the thinset dry for about 24 hours, then pull the tile spacers.
Mix grout in a bucket or bowl according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Scoop up grout onto the edge of a kitchen sponge that is dense and spread it. Due to the irregular profile, cap tiles need more grout. Till they are packed full work grout into the lines with the sponge.
Wipe the excess grout off the tiles with the sponge.
Dampen a sponge that is and wash the cap tiles to remove residue. When there seems a haze on the cap tiles, buff it off with a rag.