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How to Tile Under the Sink

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We noticed water damage under the sink. Although the damage was minor, it would likely get worse with time. I got inspiration from the "put peel and stick tile under the sink!" Pin that's been floating around forever. We decided since we had zero tile experience it'd probably be a good idea to get our feet wet with tiling under the sink.
Time: 4-6
We picked out simple white subway tile with matching bullnose from Home Depot.
Instead of using thin set we used a product called simple mat (we picked it up at Home Depot). For this project simple mat was fine, but overall after doing a few other tile projects I've found I prefer thinset. After laying out the simple mat we did a dry run with the tiles.
We were able to "borrow" my dad's wet saw (we "borrowed" it for around 2 years). If you don't have somebody to borrow from you can rent one at Home Depot. This was my first time using it and I was nervous, but it wasn't difficult to use.
We ended up not having the tile spacers in the size we wanted. So we opted to use nickels instead.
We used polybend sanded grout. I probably should have taped off the edges, oh well.
After wiping the haze and sealing everything we were left with a Beautiful under the sink area! How many people can say they have a pretty under sink cabinet ??
I will absolutely repeat this project in any home I own.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Tile
  • Grout
  • Simple mat

To see more: http://gingerandthehuth.com/2016/09/tiling-under-the-sink/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Cary
    Cary Prospect, KY
    on Sep 13, 2016

    Very Pretty. Peel and stick tiles might also work well.

    • Wyldecent
      Wyldecent Ashland, OH
      on Sep 13, 2016

      I've used peel and stick tiles in all my sink cabinets. They work great.

  • Kathy Finnegan
    Kathy Finnegan
    on Sep 13, 2016

    I ripped up old indoor-outdoor carpeting that was garbage and then laid down peel-and-stick squares. But I didn't stick them. Just set them down. When they need replaced it will be easy!

  • Lindy
    Lindy Hingham, MA
    on Sep 13, 2016

    Very cool idea--when those occasional leaks happen it will be an easy damage-free clean up with the tiles.

  • Marie Caruana
    Marie Caruana Huntington Station, NY
    on Sep 13, 2016

    I put in a waterproof mat but added contractor's paper on top so that I can see a leak as soon as it happens. No more surprises!

  • Chiricahua Cowgirl
    Chiricahua Cowgirl San Antonio, TX
    on Sep 13, 2016

    I did this under using the peel and stick tiles from Family Dollar store ( 12 tiles that are 12X12) for about $10.00. Put then under my kitchen sink, liked them so well did my pantry shelves, then my cabinets (most of them) still have some to do. Got the tiles that look like inlayed wood as they matched the ceramic tile on the floor. Love, love, love it and oh so easy to clean.

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