Peel and stick tile backsplash have become quite popular in recent years, particularly with the 3D type, where the tiles appear like real stone or wood. And we know why – in addition to being cost-effective, peel and stick tile backsplash are also easy to install and look fantastic in just about any kitchen!
So, if you’re looking to refresh your kitchen with new backsplash tiles but don’t want the hassle of tearing out the old ones and installing new ones, check out these tips before you buy peel and stick tile backsplash.
Choose the Right Type of Tile
Peel and stick vinyl tiles offer a low cost, high gloss alternative to expensive ceramic tile. With peel and stick composite tiles, you can get the look of high end tile without paying a fortune. Both types are easy to install but have different installation requirements.
Vinyl peel and stick tile is easy to clean, but it can’t be used on walls or above counters. It’s also limited by availability – there may not be as many colors or patterns as you’d find in traditional vinyl flooring. Composite peel and stick tile comes in more colors, patterns, textures, styles, shapes and sizes than vinyl peel and stick tiles do so they’re less limiting.
Consider the Size of Your Backsplash
If you’re working on a backsplash, consider what size it’ll be. A small backsplash might only need to be a foot or two long, but a larger kitchen might need to be a few feet wide. That being said, you’ll want to make sure you have enough peel and stick tile in your desired size before you start your installation.
Another important thing is how much wall space the peel and stick tiles will cover.
Determine How Much Tile You Need
The first thing you need to do when deciding how much tile you need is figure out what your backsplash will be. A 3 foot backsplash will take one package, while a 6 foot backsplash will take two packages. If you’re not sure what size your backsplash should be, it’s best to have an installer measure before buying the tiles.
The next step is determining what type of tiles you want. There are three types: peel and stick vinyl tile, peel and stick composite tiles (they look like high-end marble), or traditional ceramic tiles that are installed in mortar with grout between them.
The final thing to consider is how many tiles per linear foot you’ll need.
Consider the Installation Process
Installation can vary depending on whether you are using peel and stick tiles or a traditional backsplash. If you are not an experienced DIYer, it’s a good idea to hire a professional to install your tile backsplash.
The installation process is fairly straightforward, but there are some things that need to be considered. For example, if you want your backsplash to be level, measure from one corner all the way around the room before starting installation so that each row is straight. To avoid bubbles in your adhesive backing, make sure your walls are clean and dry before installing them. And finally, after installing your peel and stick tile backsplashes make sure to wipe off any excess adhesive before it dries completely.
Decide on a Pattern
No matter what your design style, there is a peel and stick tile backsplash that will work in any kitchen. Patterned tiles can be mixed in with more neutral tones, or vice versa. Check out these five different patterns below to see which one you like best!
- Geometric – This pattern looks great in a modern kitchen, or when paired with other geometric patterns. It would go well as an accent wall or decorative border as well. Consider using darker colors to make it stand out more.
- Textured – A textured pattern is very popular because it complements so many different styles of home decorating from traditional to contemporary to shabby chic decor!
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