How I Used Linoleum Floor Tiles to Line My Kitchen Shelves

Berta Lily
by Berta Lily
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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!

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  • Aimee Aimee on Jan 27, 2021

    Love this idea! It looks great.

  • William William on Jan 27, 2021

    Very creative idea. No need to glue it down. I would use double stick carpet tape if it was needed. Easy to remove. Folding up the edges under the sink would catch any spills. Super share