Tile walls and backsplash areas are very attractive options for the kitchen or bath. However, installing ceramic or glass tile may be more work than you want to invest in the job. Fortunately, you can use peel and stick wall tiles to create the same visual effect, with a lot less work. Peel and stick wall tiles are easy to apply, and come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. They also look quite similar to real tiles once they are applied.
Choosing Your Tile
Choosing your peel and stick wall tiles can sometimes be difficult, only because there are so many colors and patterns from which to choose. You can use all one color, or create a mosaic pattern on the wall by using different colored tiles. It can help to bring home some samples of the tile, so that you can see how they will actually look on your wall. When you've made your selection, measure the wall carefully and calculate how much tile you will need. If you are creating a peel and stick tile backsplash in the kitchen or bathroom, be sure to calculate for any tiles that will need to be cut so that they will fit properly in corners and along the edges. When purchasing your tiles, always be sure to buy them at the same time so that the colors will match. It's also a good idea to buy extra tile, in case you make any mistakes while cutting or applying them.
Creating a Stylish Look in the Kitchen or Bath
The kitchen is a great place to use these versatile tiles. To make a peel and stick tile backsplash, first clean the area thoroughly with a good cleanser and water. Be particularly careful to remove any grease residue, as this can be common in the kitchen. Wash several times if necessary to get it clean, since any grease or dirt that remains could prevent the tiles from adhering to the wall properly. Then rinse thoroughly with clear water and let dry. Do not begin installing your tile until the wall is completely dry, otherwise they will not stick properly. Remove any outlet covers or switch plates from the area. For extra easy installation, create a template of the wall from a large sheet of paper so that you can see where all the angles and corners will be. Place this piece of paper on the floor or on the table. Arrange your peel and stick wall tiles on the paper in the same arrangement that you will use on the wall. Do not stick the tiles down, since this is simply a planning phase. You will want to use full tiles for as much of the area as possible. Once you have your tiles arranged, you can start to apply them to the wall. Cut tiles with a straight edge and utility knife or a tile cutter, making sure to cut straight lines. It's usually easiest to start applying the tile on a large area first. Use a level to make sure the tiles are being applied straight. A rolling pin can be used when done to apply even pressure. Replace your outlet covers and switch plates, and your peel and stick tile backsplash is done.
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