Renter Friendly 'Tile' Backsplash

2 Materials
3 Hours

I recently moved into a new house that I am renting and it was lacking a backsplash. I hopped on Amazon and ordered some Floor Pops to add to the kitchen to give it some color!

Link to 'tile' -

Here's the before - just a plain, standard kitchen.

Materials Needed -


Box cutter

Ruler (optional)

Step One - Map out tile

I laid out a few of the tiles before starting to match up the pattern. There was a few reviews that said the pattern didn't match up, but I found if you map it out and try each tile in a different direction, you could match it up pretty well!

Step Two - Start Peeling!

This 'tile' is peel and stick, so to apply it you simply peel the back off and stick it on - simple as that!

To cut around the outlets this was my process -

One - put tile next to it and get length.

Two - place tile where it's going to be placed

Three - take marker or pencil and make a mark to get where outlet will be

Four - with those marks, you will then use a ruler or another tile, you just need a straight edge, and bring over those first marks you made over to where the actual outlet it.

Draw out exactly where you need to cut and cut it out! I found using a box cutter worked best to cut through the tile, scissors were giving me a gagged edge.

To cut a straight edge I simply used another tile for a straight edge and scored the back of where I needed to cut...

scored edge...

and then just snapped it into two pieces.

Here's me mapping out before sticking them up! This helps match up the pattern a bit better.

almost done!

And that's it! Super easy DIY, renter friendly backsplash! I used two full packs + 1 tile out of a third to complete my kitchen!

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  • Cheri Tanner Cheri Tanner on Jun 20, 2022

    Just a quick question. It does look beautiful, but if the landlord doesn't like it and it has to come down before you move out, does it take some of the paint with it when you take it off? Have you tried it to see?

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