Showing posts with label peel and stick tile. Show all posts
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Peel and stick tile over ceramic tile

Saturday, October 24, 2020

For the link to these cute DIY tiles click .here is the link for the tiles  These floor tiles from Amazon were super easy to work with. I did have some lifting on the corners but was able to add some pressure, (aka books) they have stuck perfectly. For the link to these cute DIY tiles click . I was amazed to see they were thin enough to stick right over my ugly boring ceramic tiles we had throughout the first floor. You don't need to fill the grout lines underneath, the tiles are thick enough that you wont notice them once they are installed.

I was able to cut these with scissors they really were easy to cut. I used the paper backing as a template to trace around the toilet.

I have had lots of questions about the transition from kitchen to bathroom tile. Normally you would do something like this below. Depending on what fits under your door.
, and what your transitioning too, carpet, wood,.....I have done nothing because I plan to change my kitchen floor at some point and I don't quite yet know with what.

I know some people don't like dark walls, and my entire house is light grey. I needed some flavor in my guest bathroom and I’m not afraid of paint. If it’s horrible you can repaint. ❤️
I installed these in 2019 and have no lifting or popping. There isn’t a shower in this room, it’s off the kitchen and does get a lot of traffic. My house is over 100 years old and this room is drafty but they have stayed in place. I’m happy I went for it!

 Frequently asked questions???

Will they be easy to remove? -no these aren't peel and stick removable like a lot of the new products for walls. These are actual peel and stick tiles, like have been around for decades.

Do you need additional glue?-I did not, I have seen posts were some have had to add adhesive to the corners, I applied books to some of the tiles that lifted during installation and let them dry then removed the books. I had no problems with lifting.

Do these work over linoleum? Yes I believe the product is a type of linoleum

What do you use over the transition? They sell all different types of transitions, it all depends on what your transitioning to. They have carpet, wood, tile. 

Can you get them wet?-Yes they are actual floor tiles, they aren't as durable as ceramic tile but I have had no problems with water.

Can you use them on walls?- I haven't tried this to verify but I have seen lots of posts of people doing this. Floorpops does carry backsplash ones too.

Did you remove the toilet?-No I did not, the proper way would be to remove the toilet but I just used the backing paper from another tile to create a template for my next cut.

How did you cut them?-I used scissors. 

Did you fill your grout lines?- I did not, I was worried at first so I laid with caution, but they did not sink into the grout lines, nor have they do this date, they are over a year old.

I am in no way an expert on laying tile. Hence the peel and stick over ceramic, they do make a lot of products now that you can lay right over tile, floating floors ect... I know a lot of people in the trade would say to remove all tile or underfloor to do it the "right" way.  But this works for me and my home. My hopes is this inspires you to do something fun and love your space.

 I hope this helps you make your home more personal and gives you the confidence to try something new.

Don't let fear of trying something hold you back. It's okay to make mistakes along the way, that's how we learn what we don't like.

When I use a product I do try to link it for you and if you decide to purchase the product I am affiliated with some of those companies. Its the only way to offset the time it takes building my how tos for decorating and DIY.

I am in no way asking you to click and purchase any items but it makes it easier for all the info to be on one site. Many different stores carry the products I use. But the links I provide is where I had purchased.

I hope that helps you make your home more personal and gives you the confidence to try something new.

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