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DIY Tiled Table Top


Do you have an old table that could use a little spruce up? Then make it a DIY Tiled Tabletop!  This would be great for a table that has a damaged or scratched top. It will take your coffee table from drab to fab! It will look amazing and expensive, and it can be done for just a little money and a trip to the hardware store. You can use any table you’d like – kitchen table, dining table, side tables, or coffee table which I will be doing today! Here is how to get started.

You Will Need:

  • Table
  • Peel and Stick Tile
  • Scissors
  • Cloth
Materials for Tile & Grout Version
  • Float
  • Notched Trowel
  • Mosaic Tiles with Mesh Backing
  • Grout
  • Mastic
  • Table
  • Tile cutter/Nipper
  • Tiling Sponge
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Bucket with Water


Peel & Stick Version

1. Measure the top of your table.

2. Layout pieces of peel and stick tile out on table.

3. Mark where you will need to cut some pieces at the edges of the table.

4. Clean and wipe off the table.

5. Peel off the back of tile pieces and stick onto the table.

6. Piece together until table is covered. Instructions may vary depending on the type of peel and stick tile.

7. Cut off any piece that hangs off the table.

8. Measure the side edges and cut enough peel and stick tile to cover.

Tile & Grout Version

1. Measure the top of your table.

2. Lay out your tile mosaics how you want them on the table.

3. Mark where tile needs to be cut.

4. If you are using glass tiles, buy additional stone or porcelain tiles to use around the side edges.

5. Put on gloves, take your notched trowel and dip into mastic.

6. Put mastic on the top of the table and spread it smoothly across the table top.

7. Place sheet of tile down on mastic and use your hands to create pressure and make sure all points on the tiles are touching mastic.

8. Continue until the entire top of the table is covered.

9. Repeat on the edges.

10. If tiles are staggered, you might need to cut additional tile pieces for edges.

11. Allow the tiles to set up for 24-48 hours.

12. Take the grout and apply it to the tip of the tiles with your tile float. You will cover the tiles completely.

13. Make sure you fill all the gaps with grout, including the side edges.

14. Take a sponge and dip into the water. Wring it out so that it is not too wet.

15. Wipe off the surface of the tiles. You might need to repeat several times to make sure the grout is fully off the tiles.

16. Let this dry 24-48 hours.

TIP: Use porcelain or stone mosaic tile since it is easier to cut. If you like the look of glass, still use porcelain or stone on the side edges. If you only want glass mosaic tiles, you will need a wet saw for tile cutting.

This is the perfect Summer project. Whether you’re sipping sweet iced teas in the heat or sharing hot cocoa snuggles on the couch this piece will serve as the centrepiece for all of your family gatherings.  Share with us all of your Summer DIYs on Instagram and Twitter @paigehemmis 

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