Because countertops are closer to eye level than floors, skillful craftsmanship is the key to a professional-looking installation. For this reason, it is a good idea to make all the tile cuts and place the tile in position without adhesive or mortar before installing – this is called dry-fitting. With a little extra time spent carefully measuring and planning the installation, you can create a terrific food preparation area that you will be proud of!

Choosing a stain-resistant grout such as MAPEI Flexcolor CQ will help make kitchen maintenance easier. For optimum stain resistance, an epoxy-based grout such as MAPEI Kerapoxy CQ is recommended.

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