It was only a few years ago that we replaced the entire first floor of our townhouse with laminate flooring. I loved it, especially after because it replaced FIVE different flooring materials within 600 square feet! But we had a little accident last year. Our air conditioner leaked. Who knows how long it had been leaking when we first realized that the beautiful laminate flooring was warping in the hall. And, of course, that flooring had been discontinued. Bikeman searched for enough replacement boards to cover our hall but was never successful. So instead, we replaced it with peel and stick tile in the small hall and tiny downstairs guest bathroom.
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Laying Peel and Stick Tile
Here’s where our problem got a little tricky. Because the laminate ran through the entire first floor the boards didn’t all end in the same place at the en of the hall. So somehow we needed to cut them.
This tool did the trick!
We decided to go the cheap route for now. I’d still like to have the same floor throughout the whole first floor but that wasn’t in our budget. We chose TrafficMaster Self-Stick Vinyl Tile, Ceramica, in Cool Gray. We bought ours at Home Depot but I’ve also seen TrafficMaster Self-Stick Tiles on Amazon. Home Depot sold is for 89c per 12″ x 12″ square.
As with many of our other bathroom projects, the most work is in the prep. The floor has to be super clean before sticking down the tiles.
I teased that the tiles looked just like the cement he was covering!
Don’t forget knee pads when you’re putting in tile.
Bikeman used these tools and a carpet knife to cut the tiles. It was pretty easy. He said it was even easier than the vinyl plank flooring that he put in upstairs. And that said, “Easiest Flooring Ever” on the box!
Here’s the finished floor. We didn’t have a roller so I got to be the roller and walked around on all the tiles as he was laying them in.
Hope you enjoyed seeing how we put in peel and stick tile. If you did, check out our other bathroom projects.:
- How to Paint a Sink
- How to Paint Bathroom Cabinets the Easy Way
- How I Painted My Bathroom Walls
- How to Spray Paint a Bathroom Light Fixture – COMING SOON
- How to Turn a Cabinet into a Bathroom Vanity
- Farmhouse Bathroom Ideas on a Budget
- Our Powder Room Reveal – COMING SOON
So, what do you think of our peel and stick tile floor?
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
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