How to install a herringbone backsplash

When my wallpaper fell through during my one room challenge laundry room makeover I quickly came up with a plan B to do a herringbone tile pattern backsplash. I've always loved the look of herringbone tile and thought it would be a good learning experience.


I purchased a pack of 2x8 white tiles, some tile adhesive, white grout, a manual tile cutter tool and a combination square.

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I started at the corner of one of the tiles and used a combination square to mark a perfect 45 degree angle. I used the 45 degree angel for all of my cuts.

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This is the manual tile cutter I used but you can get bigger ones (this one was very labour intensive).

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I found the center of the wall and drew a vertical line straight up.

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Then I taped out my first few tiles on the line to make sure I was on the right track.

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I used the tile adhesive to glue on the white herringbone backsplash.

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And continued until all the tiles were up.
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Next I applied the grout 
(I originally purchased grey grout but changed to white to hide any imperfections).  

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That was it. Two nights and my herringbone backsplash was done.

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I love this white herringbone backsplash - I think in the end it was a better choice for the laundry room.

Harlow And Thistle

Hi! I'm Andrea, I'm a Momma, a Designer and a hopeless DIY'er. I love finding ways to achieve a lux look for less.

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