Peel & Stick Tile? Yes, Please!
Imagine having the stunning look of tile without the maintenance that comes along with it—specifically, no pesky grout to clean! How a-peeling, right? I know, this sounds like a far-fetched dream to those of us who have spent countless hours scrubbing grout in kitchens and bathrooms, but it's no more of a dream than mind-blowing maple bacon donuts. A few brands, including SmartTiles and StickTiles, have answered the call for an easy-to-install backsplash that has the look of tile but with the simple maintenance of laminate. I'm sold!
Peel & Stick Without Pulling Your Hair Out!
Don't even think about calling an installer to help you with this easy DIY project! It's never been easier or more affordable to give your RV that high-end look than it is with peel and stick tiles! I'm all for faking the fancy stuff, so I'm a big fan of these! Installing the sheets of tile is really a 1-2-3-4 process. First, clean the surface with a degreaser, such as TSP (trisodium phosphate), and let it dry completely. The ideal temperature during install is between 65°-95° degrees and the tile sheets should be at room temp. Second, use a level to draw a horizontal line on the wall at the height of the first row of tiles. Third, measure the area and then cut your tile sheets accordingly. Since they're so flexible, it's easy to fit them over and around areas that need to be bypassed, like outlets and light switches. Lastly, working with one tile sheet at a time, peel half of the backing off of the sheet and begin to stick it to the wall. As you press it firmly in place, peel the rest of the backing off and smooth it on entirely with the back of your hand. The special adhesive on the tiles makes it easy to remove and reposition the tiles if they're not correctly put in place as long as firm pressure hasn't been applied.