Do you have a coffee table that needs a facelift? How about tiling your coffee table.
My parents wave me a very old coffee table that was sitting in their basement for 30 years. It is a beautiful piece of furniture so I accepted that gift.
The coffee table had a glass top on it. I went to remove the glass top to clean it and it shattered. I was going to go have it replaced and then I thought why not do something different with it.
I decided to tile it. The choices for tiling a table are many. You can tile with mosaic, broken tile, or any other ways you can think of.
My decision was to use marble. I purchased 12 8in. size marble tiles in an orange color. I then purchased 28 4in. marble tiles in two colors, orange and green.
I selected the adhesive that works for both wood and marble. The back of the adhesive will give you that information. It is important to use the correct adhesive for both wood and the tile you are using.
After cleaning the table, spread the adhesive out and place the larger tiles first. The larger tiles I put in the middle of the table. Then, place each smaller tile around the larger tiles. Let the adhesive set for about 30 minutes.
After your adhesive is set, you can now grout your table. If you do not want your wood ruined, make sure you tape any exposed wood before you start to grout.
Grout your table using the grout color you prefer. I used Dorian Gray as I feel it matches the two colors of tile I chose.
Sponge off your excess grout and let harden for about 30 minutes. A haze will cover your tile top so after your grout has hardened, take a clean cloth and wipe the grout haze off your tile. Let the grout completely harden for 24 hours. After your grout has hardened, seal your tile. I used a high gloss sealer but there are many different sealers you can choose from.
Let your seal dry for about 24 hours and you now have a beautiful, durable, easy to clean coffee table.
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Source by Laura Brzostowski