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Installing Peel and Stick Tiles

February 19, 2011

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?

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By Judy from Braham, MN

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February 20, 20110 found this helpful
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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.

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August 21, 20110 found this helpful
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I have done this at a camp that I worked at.

Installing the Peel and Stick Tiles

  • Do not leave gaps or it will come up as water eventually will leak through.
  • The counter area must be clean and dry. If the tiles are not sticking you will need to use an iron to heat it up the glue (put clean white paper on tile to protect it, move it often). This is also a good way to remove a stick on tile. Use a brass scraper (stiffer) to help scrape it up when its warm.
Maintaining Your Counter
  • To help maintain the tiles, make sure you do not cut on them.
  • Do not put hot pots on them.
  • Lift up your drain board and let area dry completely.
  • When wiping counter, do not leave water standing, wipe dry.

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October 17, 2011

How does one make the pattern for laying adhesive floor tiles around the bottom of the toilet?

By Jet


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October 19, 20110 found this helpful
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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.

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October 20, 20110 found this helpful
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When I did my bathroom I took up the toilet, laid the new vinyl and replaced the toilet. Not that difficult.

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May 11, 2010

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

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May 11, 20100 found this helpful
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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. If you don't you will end up with bumps under your tiles. Buy a can of adhesive and apply it to your sub-flooring, before laying out your tiles.

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March 9, 2019

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.


Does anyone have any experience in using rubber cement in a similar application? Did you find it easy to remove/separate surfaces without damaging the substrate surface?

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March 9, 20190 found this helpful

Rubber cement is hard to get off. I would use hot glue instead.

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June 20, 2012

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.

By Ameenah

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February 19, 2011

A few of my self adhesive vinyl tiles did not stick. What should I do?

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September 8, 2010

What is the best way to install peel and stick tile in a mobile home?

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December 31, 2009

I have replaced the wood in the kitchen floor of a mobile home and want to put down peel and stick tile. How do I go about doing this?

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September 4, 2009

I'm using peel and stick tile in my kitchen. I'm putting it over existing square tile. Is there anything I need to do before sticking down the tile?

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March 14, 2009

Has anyone used peel and stick tile in their bathroom? Do you have to use extra glue do to the moisture?

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