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How do you use stick-on kitchen tiles?

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Stick-on kitchen tiles are available for use as a backsplash or flooring. Both types require application on a smooth surface. Apply the tiles by peeling the protective sheet from the back and pressing them in place.

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Backsplash tiles are available in many different patterns, styles and colors. Use them between the countertop and upper cupboards or behind the cooktop to provide an easy to clean surface. They apply quickly and transform the space easily.

Stick-on floor tiles adhere to many different existing surfaces. If the grout line of the existing flooring is greater than 1/4 inch, they require the application of self-leveling cement before sticking the tiles. Without this precaution, the pattern of the underlying floor shows through the new one. If applying directly to concrete and there is a moisture problem, the tiles require applying a moisture barrier first.

Because there are sometimes color variations between boxes of stick-on tile, installers should mix boxes as they apply the material. For a balanced look to the room, regardless of the type of tile one is applying, begin by finding the center of the wall or floor and applying the material out from that location. Use a hand roller after applying the tile to ensure it adheres properly to the wall.

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