A DIY tutorial for set up moroccan peel & stick vinyl tiles. Much less messy than paint. Much less time-consuming and cheaper than actual tile!
Completely happy Eclipse Day! Olivia and I are carrying matching welding helmets in our yard in the present day whereas Robert is at work being pressured to cover from the solar. (Juuuust kidding in regards to the welding helmets. I want we have been that cool.)
In any case, I’m dropping my prepare of thought over right here. Again a few months in the past once I was dreaming all-things-laundry-room, I discussed how I hoped to color our gross vinyl flooring.
(Need to see this room’s last reveal? Click on right here to see the total tour.)
We painted the partitions, we painted the cupboards, we painted the ceiling and the trim. In the event you stand nonetheless on this room lengthy sufficient, I’ll paint you.
I’ve heard of so many rockstar DIYers having success portray vinyl flooring with these fairly Moroccan model stencils, and I figured I’d take a stab at it. Buuuuut then I discovered a much less messy, much less smelly, much less time-consuming (hopefully extra sturdy) resolution that I’m loving even more- vinyl Moroccan tile. Yassss!
I debated quite a bit (and even shared an entire slew of my faves), however I landed on a clear black and white sample so as to add some va-va-voom… and likewise assist conceal any filth we traipse in right here since this room is our huge workhorse of the home.
Right here’s how the ground began.
Womp womp. Not cute.
We’re hoping in a number of years we are able to do extra of a Section 2 renovation the place we rip out the Sixties cupboards, reconfigure them to create higher stream on this house, and add actual tile in right here. However for now, we’re cool with a fast beauty repair.
So right here’s the thin on how we put in the vinyl tiles.
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To verify we began with a completely clear slate, I swept the previous vinyl flooring first and scrubbed them with the Krud Kutter TSP. Then, let dry.
We began putting in the tiles within the spot that will go beneath the washer and dryer so we might get the hold of it. For the reason that previous vinyl flooring already had straight strains on it, we have been ready to make use of that as a information to maintain the vinyl tiles straight.
In the event you don’t have strains on current vinyl that can assist you although, use a chalk line to create a place to begin since partitions aren’t at all times fully straight.
Simply peel the backing, lay it straight, and clean it out with the wallpaper smoother instrument. We didn’t run into any points in any respect with effervescent, so the wallpaper smoother instrument might need even been overkill. Good to be thorough although.
After we received to difficult spots the place we needed to trim the items, we simply folded the tile the place we wanted it to crease and used a utility knife to chop it. For actually difficult obstacles, we used a bit of paper backing as a template to hint with pencil and trim the tile.
The entire course of took simply a few hours versus a few days like portray the flooring would have been.
The ground ended up not being 100% excellent. A number of the patterns didn’t totally align by a millimeter or two, and we left a couple of 1/8″ hole between the tiles to make it seem to have grout. However something was an enchancment from the icky flooring earlier than.
After 24 hours of permitting the adhesive to remedy, they are often mopped and walked on.
As soon as we have been completed, we needed to scoot the washer and dryer throughout the ground and never a single tile budged!
We’ve been out and in of this room for practically two weeks now, and it’s held up completely thus far.
I’m SO amazed how they turned out! If we ever get bored with the sample, it received’t be practically as tough to alter up as laying actual Moroccan cement tile would have been. I don’t see us changing them for a really very long time although.
I nonetheless have some organizing options to determine in right here together with swapping out the florescent mild, however we’re very near calling this house completed!
If you wish to learn about any of the opposite sources or tasks we’ve completed within the laundry room, right here’s the total rundown:
Have you ever ever used these vinyl peel and stick tiles earlier than? Or ones like them? Did they maintain up okay in the long term? I’m positive I’ll report again in about 6 months with a last verdict of their sturdiness. Crossing my fingers and toes over right here!
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