Asked on Feb 02, 2019

Do I need to put polycrylic on peel 'n stick kitchen tiles?

Sherry Stuurman
by Sherry Stuurman

I will soon be putting down peel 'n stick vinyl kitchen tiles. As there will be a 'seam' between the tiles (even if minutely), is it recommended to apply polycrylic on the tiles to seal them?Also, another question: 2. Where is the best place to start laying the tiles? Centered beneath the sink, or from a corner?Thanks, Sherry

  6 answers
  • Janice Janice on Feb 02, 2019

    If you "seal" them then it will be difficult to pull them back up, but if you're not concerned with removing them later, then that would be a good way to insure you have an easy to care for floor. Start from the center and work to the corners so the middle of the floor is full tilels.

  • Joanne Joanne on Feb 02, 2019

    most peel and stick have been sealed. just lay them tight together, I don't know about sealing over them. 2. we did a trial run in our kitchen before starting . we laid the first row across and one row down in advance to get the best look. you do not want to end up with a tiny piece in your last row. unless it is not seen in a corner. depends on the size and shape of your room. See U tube there should be someone that can show a video.

  • Sherry Stuurman Sherry Stuurman on Feb 02, 2019

    Thanks so much!

  • William William on Feb 02, 2019

    No sealer needed. Start in the center of the room evenly spaced so any cut pieces end up equal against the outside walls.

  • Sherry Stuurman Sherry Stuurman on Feb 03, 2019

    Thank you. I'm guessing that I would have to measure everything from the center out. Is that right?

  • Diane Diane on Aug 27, 2022

    I used polycrylic on my peel and stick tiles and now they are yellowing and I'm hating it. I will have to post a question to find out how to remove the polycrylic. The floor looks dingy ALL the time. I'm soooo upset with myself for doing it.