Renovations

Add a Splash of Style to Your Kitchen

Home Hardware
  • January 12, 2017

Add a Splash of Style to Your Kitchen

Adding a backsplash to your kitchen can really update the look of the room. There are a number of materials you can use in a wide range of prices and ease of installation. One of the easiest and most economical ways to do it is with the Peel & Stick Glass Tiles. They require no mortar or extra adhesives and are available in a variety of different colours.

Installation Tips

  1. Measure the area to be covered.
  2. Lay out your design on a flat surface like a counter or the floor to make sure you have enough tiles and that your design is correct.
  3. Be sure to plan for cut outs, corners and edge treatments before applying tiles.
  4. Cutting glass tiles will require a wet saw.

Peel, Stick & Repeat

For the average DIYer, installing Peel & Stick Tiles is an easy project that adds instant style to the kitchen. They can be installed over numerous surfaces including drywall, plaster or clean, smooth tile. As with all projects, preparation is key. Make sure the area is dry and free of dust, soap scum and grease. For the best results, paint your wall prior to installation with the complimenting wall colour. Now it’s as easy as peeling and sticking. Remove the film backing from the tile, align the tile where you want it and gently place the tile against the substrate. The tiles can be removed within a minute or two if they are lightly placed, in case they are not properly aligned. Aspect tiles are designed to be butted directly against each other. However, you can use grout between the tiles if that is the look you prefer. Grout is necessary for aesthetics only. Once you have the tiles placed and aligned how you want them, press each tile firmly into place over its entire surface area to be sure it adheres properly.

It really is as simple as peel and stick!

Don’t think peel and stick tiles will work in your kitchen? Think again! With over 20 designs available, you’re sure to find the style that suits your home.

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