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Monday, October 27, 2014

10:03 AM

Backsplash Installation LIVE-Part Five-An hour and a Half into the Job

                                                                             

Project Back Splash Installation LIVE

Marblehead, MA -October 27, 2014 -10:03 am

Part Five

1 hour and a half into the job and I would say I am about halfway done. Here is a picture of the progress chris

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9:49 AM

Backsplash Installation LIVE-Part Four-Wet Saw vs. 4 Inch Diamond Blade Grinder

Project Back Splash Installation LIVE

Marblehead, MA -October 27, 2014 -9:49 am

Part Four

                                  
As you can see from the photos, outlets are cut in such a way that the middle ears of the internal workings of the outlet lay upon the tile and the tile acts as a spacer making this a very simple process if you cut the tile precisely. Now I do have a wet saw, obviously is I'm a professional tile guy but very seldom do I use the wet saw. So most of the time I prefer a 4 inch grinder with a 4 inch diamond blade as pictured to make these small, but tedious cuts

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9:23 AM

BackSplash Installation LIVE-Part Three-Broke Joint Brick Pattern Tile

Project Back Splash Installation LIVE

Marblehead, MA - October 27, 2014 -9:23 am

Part Three


                            

As you can see , you start with a half  piece tile and a whole tile, which produces the brick pattern or Broke Joint Tile Pattern its known as. 

On electrical switches like the one pictured above, the ears of the internal workings of the switch are such a way that the tile acts as the spacer,  and you just screw those electrical outlets right back into the top of the new tile.  More Broke Joint Brick Pattern



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Chris, this was a picture from one of the big storms in Gloucester, MA while you were sitting in front of pool in FL. You dog!
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9:10 AM

Back Splash Tile Installation LIVE- Part Two- Broke Joint Tile Backsplash


Project Back Splash Installation LIVE

Marblehead, MA -October 27, 2014 -9:10  am

Part Two

Broke joint tile is tile that is set in an offset joint like bricks and you start out on 1 flat  side of the wall with half a piece and whole pieces to give yourself the offset pattern to begin the installation.  The first thing you do is cut yourself a few half tiles to install the broke joint tile . It is one of the easiest installations that you can do yourself because basically the tiles are offset in a brick pattern and there is no real straight line required except your horizontal line as you'll see in the next few posts You'll see what I mean .in a few minutes as I get some tile on the wall .It will be clear as to why this is a very simple installation for the homeowner or novice.

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8:55 AM

Backsplash Tile Installation LIVE from Marblehead, MA I Part One-Backsplash Installation Cost Formula


Project BackSplash Tile Installation LIVE

Marblehead, MA - October 27, 2014 -Start Time: 8:38 am

Backsplash Tile Installation LIVE from Marblehead, MA 

Part One-Backsplash Installation Cost Formula


This blog post is unique because I am using a bluetooth headset and blogger email post, so I am blogging to you LIVE from location in Marblehead, MASS where I have been hired to install a small kitchen backsplash. I wanted you to come along from start to finish, taking you step-by-step through my tile installation process. This includes you in all areas of my work-times, locations, my process when approaching a back splash installation job. I will tell you exactly how much quoted this customer-the exact same amount they paid at the end of the day-and the break down of how I calculate the labor costs. I shared my wall and floor tile installation formula in an earlier blog post here. Now I'll share my backsplash tile installation cost formula and you'll see it in action and see how it works. You will also see pictures from beginning to end, from the ruins (hehe) to the beautiful rustic backsplash now installed in another home in Marblehead MA. Happy customers, short and easy day for me. 

This backsplash is 12 by 3 ceramic tile. The first thing I do is to loosen and take out all electrical receptacles.T

There are four outlets on this job. I charge $10.00 per outlet, so that's $40.00. The backsplash will be 30 square feet. I charge $10.00 per square feet, so $300.00. The total cost of my backsplash tile installation labor is $340.00. Very reasonable I think you'll agree. Simple backsplash tile installation formula I made years ago. The customer is always thrilled with the cost, the quality and the amount of time it takes. Just a few hours, start to finish. So I made my customer happy; I made a reasonable day's pay, and I'm out of work early enough to enjoy part of the afternoon. Life is good. 

I will now continue to remove receptacles and once done,  I move on to next step/  I will post another update soon. On to Broke Joint Tile Pattern Chris

Backsplash Tile Installation Formula Used By Tile Excellence
Simplified:  [Square feet of tile to be installed x $10.00  + [4 electrical outlets x $10.00]  =$340
Even more simplified:[ Sq. Ft x 10.00 +[ # outlets x $10.00] = Total Installation Labor Costs]




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