After a few installations of peel and stick tile backsplash, I have to say that it’s one of my most favourite budget-friendly updates to a kitchen! Installing peel and stick backsplash is very easy, and the result looks great. Let me show you how to install peel and stick tile backsplash.

Step by step video tutorial on how to install peel and stick tile backsplash for an easy and budget friendly kitchen update

What is peel and stick tile?

Peel and stick tile is a very thick vinyl sticker that has the texture and colour of ceramic or porcelain wall tiles. They usually come in 12″ or 10″ square sections that you can piece together to create a backsplash.

Step by step video tutorial on how to install peel and stick tile backsplash for an easy and budget friendly kitchen update

Does peel and stick tile work?

I’ve installed peel and stick tile 3 times, and have been happy with the results. It was easy to install, and hasn’t even come off the wall in our camper that sits outside in extreme temperature changes (3 years later)! I’ve tried both SmartTiles and peel and stick tile from Dollarama, and I prefer SmartTiles for their quality.

RV Camper Kitchen Makeover

Where to buy peel and stick tiles

You can purchase peel & stick backsplash at dollar stores, discount home decor stores, or directly from SmartTiles, but here are some you could try from Amazon:

 

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Can peel and stick tile go over existing tile? Over a stove? In a shower?

Most peel and stick tile backsplash should be able to stick to existing tile as long as the existing tile is relatively smooth and clean. I’ve used peel and stick tile over an electric stove, but I wouldn’t use it over a gas stove because of the heat, or in a shower because of the extreme moisture.

Step by step video tutorial on how to install peel and stick tile backsplash for an easy and budget friendly kitchen update

How to Install a Peel & Stick Tile Backsplash

I recently installed peel and stick tile in my work studio kitchen, and I love how it turned out!

Here’s how the kitchen looked before:

Step by step video tutorial on how to install peel and stick tile backsplash for an easy and budget friendly kitchen update

And here it is now:

Step by step video tutorial on how to install peel and stick tile backsplash for an easy and budget friendly kitchen update

I love the texture and pattern the tile bring to the kitchen while still keeping it light and bright for my photos and videos.

Step by step video tutorial on how to install peel and stick tile backsplash for an easy and budget friendly kitchen update

This tile was from Dollarama for $3.50 a sheet. It seems to be holding up OK so far, but I prefer SmartTiles for the quality.

Watch my YouTube video below to learn how to install peel & stick tile backsplash step-by-step:

How to Install Peel and Stick Tile Backsplash

How to Install Peel and Stick Tile Backsplash

Yield: One Backsplash
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $100

Learn how to install peel and stick tile backsplash for an inexpensive and easy kitchen update.

Materials

  • peel and stick tile
  • latex caulk
  • cleaner / de-greaser
  • paper towel

Tools

  • hard ruler
  • measuring tape
  • sharp scissors or craft knife
  • pencil
  • marking pen
  • kraft paper for making templates (optional)

Instructions

  1. Clean your wall surface thoroughly with a de-greasing cleaner and paper towel. Remove any outlet covers.
  2. Once it's dry, you are ready to install the tile.
  3. Cut the jagged edges of the first piece of tile off with scissors. You can mark a straight line with pencil and a hard ruler before cutting.
  4. Peel off the tile backing, and press it onto the starting corner of the wall. I like to start in the lower right corner of a backsplash.
  5. Once the tile is in position, press it firmly in place by smoothing it with your hand.
  6. Peel the backing off the next piece of tile, and place it beside the first piece making sure to align all the corners.
  7. Once the tile is in position, press it firmly in place by smoothing it with your hand.
  8. Continue in this way until you finish the backsplash.
  9. If you need to cut around any windows, cupboards or outlets, make a template with kraft paper or measure and mark the piece of tile & cut it to size.

Step by step video tutorial on how to install peel and stick tile backsplash for an easy and budget friendly kitchen update

Now tell me: Have you ever installed peel & stick tile? What did you think? Would you try installing this kind of tile in your home?