Peel & Stick Kitchen Tile Install

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6 Hours

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Steph’s kitchen has been in need of a backsplash since she moved into her house three years ago. During the refresh of her newly purchased house, we chose a stone tile but soon returned our sample as our energy and enthusiasm for tacking a tile project waned. It just seemed too daunting to deal with adhesive, grout, and cutting tile with a wet saw.

As a participant at the blogging conference, Haven, we were sent a sample box of Aspect Peel & Stick Tile along with 20 square feet of tile free. At the conference we were able to handle and try the tile in a session. It's one thing to try a product in a sample situation, but quite another in a real life scenario.

The beauty of Aspect’s Peel & Stick tile (with the exception of the glass version) is that it can be cut with simple tools. No complicated wet saws to deal with! The stone tile, which we chose, is exceptionally user friendly. Cuts can be made with tin snips or chisel and hammer.

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First we did a dry run of the tile placement.

Preparing the wall: We used a heat gun to soften the old caulk.

Then we used a caulk removal tool to have a smooth, flat base for the tile.

We cleaned the wall and countertop edge with mineral spirits. Next we needed to prime the wall so we used Frog tape to protect the edges and vertical stopping points. We used Kilz Primer as the tile instructions suggested. Once dried, we removed the Frog tape.

Once the surface was prepped and dried, we moved on to fitting our tile. To cut around the outlets, we used the plate as a guide, marking just within the plate to be sure the plate completely covered the tile.

The vertical cuts were easy to make with tin snips.

Horizontal cuts were made with a rubber mallet and chisel.

The backing was very easy to remove.

We did a light fit to make sure the placement was right and then pushed firm to get a strong hold.

To finish the edges, we used a scrap piece of molding and cut it to size on the miter saw. We primed, painted and put it into place using finishing nails.

Before (when Steph first moved into her house)

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  • Eliza Eliza on Feb 05, 2020

    Thinking about to have s since will not have to paint entire kitchen. I could use something very art deco ... But where do I find that ???

  • Linda Schwartz Myers Linda Schwartz Myers on Aug 03, 2020

    Can this idea be used to cover old, outdated formica back splash?

  • Sherry Miller Sherry Miller on Aug 27, 2020

    I do not like the tile in my kitchen, would this work if I applied it over the existing tile ?

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  • Julie Vercher Guthrie Julie Vercher Guthrie on Aug 15, 2021

    Can this product be used on a kitchen countertop? Also, how can I get a sample of the following: Art3d 10-Sheet Faux Stone Backsplash Tile Peel and Stick for Kitchen, 13.5"x11.4", Ecru Slate

    Color:Rustic Wheat Stoneicon

    i am very interested in seeing this product. I feel it will be perfect for my project. Please contact me ASAP about the sample. Thant you. Julie

  • Deb Deb on Jun 05, 2022

    I used this same product on our kitchen backsplash in our new construction. Prepped as instructed. We will be moving into our new home next month and the tiles are already lifting. I have to go around and press them back onto the wall regularly. Very expensive product and looks great, but a bit of a disappointment as I will have to glue them down eventually. Buyer beware.