Post by wisconsinjoe on Nov 18, 2020 14:02:07 GMT -8
Looking for something for a kitchen backsplash, and found some stainless steel tiles that are really metal caps over ceramic backs. Is there any way for these to be stuck onto the wall? I don't want to have to use any grout, but I'm willing to trowel on some kind of adhesive, like the stuff used to stick VCT tile to the floor.
Post by ekimnamniets on Nov 18, 2020 16:36:14 GMT -8
Are you familiar with the stamped metal ceiling tile material? These are stamped to replicate the antique ceiling tiles used in most building back in the late 1800's to early 1900's. Some of the companies are even using the original dies from back in the day. I used some on a complete kitchen remodel several years ago and was very happy with the look. As I recall they came in 2' X 4' sheets. The patterns create 6" X 6" individual tiles. Nice relief in depth. They can be ordered in mild steel (cold rolled), copper, brass, and stainless steel. Cut easily with 4 1/2" grinder with thin cut-off wheel. I applied with caulking tube of mastic (liquid nails will work) several products will the job. Squirt some on backside and screed out with toothed tile grout spreader, press into place. I used mild steel, cleaned both sides with lacquer thinner, primed the front side and painted an eggshell white. Never had any problems with any coming loose. The company was located in New York as I recall.