Peel and stick backsplashes – also known as peel and stick wall tiles – protect your kitchen and bathroom walls from stains and water splashes. They also help spruce up your room with their fun, colorful designs. Here’s what you need to know about peel and stick backsplashes:
What is a Peel and Stick Backsplash?
A peel and stick backsplash is a thin, lightweight sheet typically made of foam-backed vinyl or metal-surfaced plastic. All peel and stick wall tiles come with a paper backing that you can peel away, which reveals an adhesive that sticks directly to your wall.
Installing a backsplash the traditional way requires thinset, a wet mineral-based material that helps stick real ceramic, glass, metal or porcelain tile to a wall. You also need grout, which fills in the gaps between the tiles. There’s no need to use any of these materials with a peel and stick tile. If you’re a novice DIYer, a peel and stick tile is ideal. It’s easy to install and there’s minimal cleanup involved.
Peel and Stick Tile Considerations
• Peel and stick wall tiles come in a wide range of colors and designs, just like standard backsplash tiles. Shop around and think about what designs might go with your kitchen decor.
• Bronze: A bronze peel and stick backsplash
provides a sleek, metallic pop of color
• Black and white: A black and white peel and stick backsplash
is versatile enough to work in almost any room design.
• Rustic: If you have reclaimed wood cabinets, a peel and stick rustic backsplash
can add to your kitchen’s rural charm.
• While it’s uncommon, there are some peel and stick backsplashes that feature real metal, glass and ceramic material. They’re heavier than regular peel and stick wall tiles, so consider getting extra adhesive when installing them.
• If you plan to place peel and stick tile behind your oven, make sure it’s heat-resistant.
Whatever style you decide on, peel and stick wall tiles are an easy way to upgrade the look and functionality of your kitchen and bathroom. Check out our How to Install Peel and Stick Tiles
guide to help you get started on your next home remodel project.