Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
With these tips from Marc Bartolomeo, anyone can tile a kitchen backsplash.
Tags:How to Install a Backsplash in a Kitchen,diy network,how to install a tile backsplash,How to Tile a Kitchen Backsplash,install a ceramic tile backsplash,install a kitchen tile backsplash,kitchen impossible,marc bartolomeo
Grab video code:
Hey! Check out this cool porcelain tile backsplash. I'm going to show you some quick easy tips for installing the backsplash in your kitchen.
So the first thing you want to do is to ensure that the substrate, the surface to be tiled, is structurally sound. For this installation, we have a new piece of drywall up which gives us a clean flat surface to work off of.
You always want to start off of your countertop, because we know this is precision here, the cabinets and the countertops are perfectly leveled. It's always good to start off of here with the full tile working your way up, making your cuts under the cabinets and behind a fan exhaust like this, out of sight, out of mind.
Next step is cutting the tiles, and for this job, we're going to be using a wet saw. Simply put the tile on the guide, line it up and make your cuts. We are dealing with a quarter-inch porcelain material, which is very thick, very hard to cut with a dry cutter. So the wet saw is definitely the way to go.
Then, you can turn to the glue, modern or mastic. I always apply the glue with the flat side of the trowel. The reason why I like putting on the first application with the flat side of the trowel, because I know now that every little bit of glue is completely adhered to the wall. Sometimes by using only a notched side, you can create air pockets. Then I flip the trowel around to the notched side, doubling back over the glue, pulling off all the excess glue.
Because I'm working in a small space in countertop backsplash as usually are, it's always important to have a smaller trowel which will allow you to get in these tighter corners.
Now this tile that we're using today is of porcelain and it's 2 inches x 4 inches, laid out on a sheet. Now the advantage to installing tile on a sheet is that you can install up to 1 square foot per piece.
So, this installation is complete. We're going to let this set overnight and tomorrow, this will be ready for grounding.
Man, this looks great! Didn't take much time, and it's pretty easy.
DIY Network is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. DIY Network's programs and experts answer the most sought-after questions and offer creative projects for do-it-yourself enthusiasts.