Ceramic or glass tiles create a vibrant new surface on wooden coffee tables, once you have properly installed them. Tiles come in a wide variety of colors and textures from home improvement stores and specialty tile suppliers. A damaged or stained coffee table top benefits from a brand new tile surface, eliminating the requirement to restore the wood whilst providing a decorative touch to your table. Ceramic or glass tiles offer a strong and heat-resistant surface, great for holding magazines, vases and hot cups of coffee.
Gauge the flat surface of a wooden coffee table with a tape measure to compute the amount of tiles needed. Incorporate an 1/8-inch spacing between the installed tiles in the dimensions. Cut tiles to fit with a tile saw, if needed.
Cut adhesive tile matting to fit the coffee table with scissors. Pull the protective rear sheet of the matting and press it in place with your hands. Pull the top protective sheeting. Place the tiles on the table, separated by 1/8-inch spacers. Once all tiles you have all tiles in place, remove the spacers.
Cover the tile surface with non-sanded premixed grout, pressing the grout between the tiles with a grout float. Remove excess grout with a damp sponge, rinsing the sponge between swipes. Let the grout dry for 1 hour. Remove grout haze with a clean rag.
Seal the grout with a tile-grout sealer to protect the tile from excessive wear or wet spills.