How I Used Linoleum Floor Tiles to Line My Kitchen Shelves

Berta Lily
by Berta Lily
4 Materials
2 Hours

The inside of our kitchen cabinets were a bit damaged so we purchased a roll of linoleum flooring to line each cabinet with!

There were areas where the wood was had some water damage under the sink or was worn since it appeared to be manufactured wood.

We cut a sheet of the linoleum floor by the measurements of each cabinet and placed it inside.

I debated gluing it to the surface but this appeared to be unnecessary. I think down-the-line I might do so. However, without gluing it down to the floor you are able to remove it if it also becomes damaged over time.

My mom and I disagreed on the best way to do this. I thought it would be better to cut it to the cabinet size, while she thought it was better to leave an inch around the perimeter to fold in like a shelf.

I think both tactics work just fine and it's just a matter of preference. When you put the weight of anything in the cabinet down it holds the linoleum in place very well. aAgain not necessary to glue it seemed pretty good at holding its shape in staying in place.

For the top cabinets we went with shelf liners because I like the look of the flooring on the bottom cabinets in the shelf liners clear on the top cabinets. Especially because the top cabinet didn't have as much wear as the bottoms and no water damage was evident. If using the clear liners on the bottom cabinets all the damage would be visible through the liner.

Now we have a clean surface to store all our kitchen dishes and utensils!

Resources for this project:
See all materials
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.More info
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
Join the conversation
2 of 4 comments
  • Connie Sherman Connie Sherman on Jul 05, 2023

    I ve used this for years.. it really makes your cabinets feel clean .. its also easy to wipe up spills under the sink.. you can match the colors to your decor..👍

  • Mamabear318 Mamabear318 on Feb 04, 2024

    I have used peel and stick tiles under sinks and some cabinets for years. Very easy to install and keep clean. Just built a new home 3 years ago and nothing went under sinks until they were put in.