How to Give Your Kitchen Tiles a Quick Facelift

2 Materials
30 Minutes

When I had a new kitchen fitted I also wanted to have new tiles but the expense seemed too much and there was nothing wrong with my plain white tiles, other than that they were very plain!

I looked around for an alternative upgrade at fraction of the cost.

Plain tiles
Plain tiles
Sticking on the new vinyl tiles

I chose a couple of packs of vinyl peel back and stick on old Look ceramic tile effect.

I begin by roughly planning the various patterns so I don’t repeat same design Pattern too near to each other.

I decided to create an even spacing between the new stick on Vinyl tiles so it looked balanced and not too over designed or overpowering.

Peel backing off

I centre the stick on tile to the plain white one and press down smooth to make sure no air bubbles or creases. It is important that the surface is clean and dry before sticking so that they adhere well. I found that they went on and stayed in place really easily.

Press and smooth
Cut to fit

I had some spaces that were slightly shorter than the Sticky Vinyl tiles so I cut off with sharp scissors the excess so it fitted the space before positioning into place. I did this by eye but you can measure if your prefer.

Cutting the vinyl to fit

Knowing when to stop is the key as it’s tempting to put them everywhere!

I am so pleased with my new look kitchen really adds a homely colourful creative facelift for a fraction of the cost!

Vinyl stick on tiles
Vinyl stick on tiles
Vinyl stick on tiles

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2 questions
  • Tish Johnson
    Tish Johnson
    on Oct 14, 2020

    Where did you find the smaller stick on tiles for your kitchen backslash?

  • Shelly Hejnal
    Shelly Hejnal
    on Oct 18, 2020

    Love this idea... my problem is I have the small 1 inch tile that I would love to change... I wonder if I cut the vinyl in pieces would it stick? Any ideas would be great... thank you

    • Lori Ward-Laatsch
      Lori Ward-Laatsch
      on Oct 19, 2020

      Look on Amazon they have tiny tiles but they are in like a 12x12 sheet, you could cut them, or just place those over several tiles. I used the 4x4 black and white tiles from amazon in my kitchen. Pics kind of blurry but you get the idea. See the before it was white with randomly placed flowers and fruits so ugly.

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