How to use peal and stick tile?


I am redoing my small "old" bathroom on a dime. The tub has some type of wall board around it for the shower surround and is painted. I wondered if the new peal and stick tile could be used in the shower area. I understand that it is a very wet area and perhaps the sticky adhesive would not be adequate but wondered if anyone has used it.

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  • Rebecca Taylor Rebecca Taylor on Nov 23, 2018

    Hello Estelle, I would say it probably could be done if you made sure it was down really well but I would be afraid that mold would start growing at some point. If you decide to do it keep a check on it for mold.

  • Beth Beth on Nov 23, 2018

    I'd stick with a more traditional tile here, since I think your concerns are very valid. You could use the peel and stick tile elsewhere in the bathroom, though.

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    • Beth Beth on Nov 25, 2018

      Sorry to hear that! Donella has a good suggestion below--I didn't know about those plank tiles--those look like a great option!

  • William William on Nov 23, 2018

    Sorry! Peel and stick should not be installed where they may be submerged in water or used as a working surface. It is also inadvisable to put them where they will be in direct contact with steam or flames.

  • Donella R Donella R on Nov 24, 2018

    Not sure how large your bathroom is but Home Depot has a really nice vinyl plank style tile that snaps together. You only need exacto knife, straight edge, tape measure and a roller to snap tile in place. It’s made for bathrooms, basements, really anywhere. I am just learning how to do DIYs and I have done 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room and kitchen. I love it. I have attached a couple pictures so that you can see what it looks like. Very easy to put down. Looks like wood but it’s vinyl. I used 1 1/3 for my bathroom.