The viral TikTok tile table: Here’s how to make it

If you are familiar with TikTok, you definitely have seen a version of this DIY tile table that went viral. I think the IKEA LACK side table is the perfect size for this hack.

IKEA items used: 

IKEA LACK side table

materials
Other materials and tools:

2×2″ tiles (9 sheets 12×12″)
Tile adhesive ( I used this one, also on Amazon)
Grout (I used pre-mixed in Alabaster color)
Adhesive spreader
Old credit card
Sponge

How to tile an IKEA LACK side table:

STEP 1

Position tile sheets on the table top, to see how you would like to lay them out.

STEP 2

Wipe your table with a wet cloth to make sure it’s clean. Then, take the adhesive spreader and put the adhesive on the table. Choose the spreader that has V-notch.

Tiktok tile table

STEP 3

Put the tile down on the tabletop and gently but firmly at the same time, press the tile to the adhesive. Wipe all the access with a cloth. Try to use something that doesn’t have too many particles (like paper towels don’t work, for example, since they leave small fibers behind and it’s not a good look).

STEP 4

Tile the table top is relatively easy to put together, fun starts at tiling the legs. What worked for me was to add a painters tape to the tile on the legs to prevent it from sliding down.

tiling the legs

STEP 5

When the adhesive is completely dry, and oh you’ll know when it is, it’s time for the next messy step – grouting! Cover the tile table with a grout. 

STEP 6

Leave the grout to dry and polish the tiles. Use the soft cloth and polish the tiles, one by one. It’s very important that you don’t touch the grout if it’s not fully dried yet.

STEP 7

Apply a grout sealant if you plan to use it outside so you don’t ruin your beautiful work.

How long and how much did it cost?

1 day, about $40

What was the hardest part about this hack?

I’ve learnt the hard way that you should wipe as much grout as possible while it’s still wet.

Watch the video below or instructions on my blog for the full tutorial of my TikTok tile table.

~ by April Reade