How do I apply a peel & stick vinyl tile to a glass tile backsplash?


I am using STAINMASTER Charlotte 1-piece 9-in x 9-in Groutable Black and White Peel and Stick Vinyl Tiles to cover a backsplash in my kitchen. I notice they are not adhering to the glass tile backsplash too easily. I read online with the peel & stick tiles, I could not use an extra adhesive product. I cleaned the tile really good before applying the tiles also. I am now applying one tile a day peeling off backing then use a hair dryer to heat the back of tile sticky part then apply to wall. It sticks! Then I use a filled water bottle & place it against tile so it does not fall off wall. My question is: Is there another way? I was thinking of NOT peeling the back of tile, keeping paper intact, then using an adhesive product. Do you think that is a better solution? Any suggestions are welcome! Thank you!

q help with applying a peel stick vinyl floor tile backsplash
  4 answers
  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Sep 10, 2019

    Hi Theresa I think if I was in your boat I would finally just give up and using something like either liquid nails or gorilla glue. Liquid nails has a denser and stickier quality so that will help hold it in place while it dries. Yes, I would still remove the paper backing.

  • Crafter Crafter on Sep 10, 2019

    Rather than using a hair dryer I have put the tiles in a VERY LOW TEMPERATURE oven (150 - 200) just enough to peel and be sticky enough to apply easily!

  • William William on Sep 10, 2019

    The glass tile or any old tile should be removed before new tile is installed. Any tile needs a smooth flat surface to adhere. Especially peel and stick. The sticky backing will not get full coverage.

  • Deb K Deb K on Sep 15, 2019

    Hi Theresa, the existing tile should be cleaned with TSP and dried, if you don't plan on keeping the old tile, you can rough it up with a medium grit sandpaper, make sure you clean it up well. Good luck!