I live in an older mobile home and would like to put peel and stick or regular tiles over the back splash in the kitchen that is made of laminate, like the counter tops. Can this be done?
By Judy from Braham, MN
Yes, peel and stick tiles can be used as a backsplash, but don't rely on the self adhesive to work alone. You will need to spread thinly another type of adhesive to the wall prior to placing tiles.
I have done this at a camp that I worked at.
Installing the Peel and Stick Tiles
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How does one make the pattern for laying adhesive floor tiles around the bottom of the toilet?
I read somewhere, that you make a paper template around the toilet then transfer the template to floor tile. It should fit like a puzzle piece. Good question, I was also wondering the same thing. Good luck.
When I did my bathroom I took up the toilet, laid the new vinyl and replaced the toilet. Not that difficult.
I have put self stick tile down years ago in both bathrooms and easily removed the linoleum first. Now after 18 years I want to put a solid color self stick down. Can I put the new self stick on top of the old? I will make sure to space them so they cover the old lines completely. Or do I have to remove the old ones first? They were really stuck from the moment I put them down. I am 67 and will be doing the work myself.
By SandyK from Tucson
If I were you it would be best to remove the old flooring and start from scratch. You might run into problems with your old floor heaving up underneath the new tiles. After you remove the old flooring, make sure that you sweep the sub-flooring well.
I am a renter, and I hate the textured, dark-gray painted backsplash in the kitchen. I am considering putting up those "peel n stick" faux tiles, but they are not recommended for textured walls. My main concern is not that they won't stick, but that when I remove them after the lease that they will peel off the paint and even some drywall. I am considering using rubber cement instead of peeling the backs to use the auto-adhesive. My theory is that I can more easily remove the rubber cement adhesive than I could the adhesive on the stickers.
Rubber cement is hard to get off. I would use hot glue instead.
I have a gas indoor fireplace in my house. Can I use peel and stick brick look tile and what would I need because of the heat from fireplace? This is a metal fireplace.
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