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How to Install Peel and Stick Vinyl Tile (That You Can Grout!)

This incredible floor is Groutable Peel and Stick Tile .

No Really. It is.

Here's how we did it.

First off, this floor wasn't even part of our original bathroom renovation plans. It actually started with a sink, then wallpaper and will finish with a modified medicine cabinet. We did this floor because of the Renovation Snowball: after the other stuff was done, the old floor looked more terrible than ever.

We started around 10pm on a Saturday with us tearing up the old vinyl floor. Around midnight, as we were hauling the toilet off its anchor bolts and lowering it gingerly into the bathtub, I uttered G.O.B.'s famous words, "I've made a huge mistake. ".

  • No subfloor required. If we did real tile, we would have the time and expense added for a beefed up subfloor.
  • Way cheaper. Our $50 in supplies did the whole room
  • Easy. A beginner DIYer can do this - the cuts are simple (no wet tile saw required) and if you mess up

    a tile - you're only down $1.50 or so.

  • Quick. We did this whole job in an afternoon: no wait time for drying adhesives before grouting.
  • These tiles look remarkably realistic. Not real, but pretty darn close.

Stuff you'll need:

  • Ugly old floor.
  • Groutable Peel-and-Stick Tile - Ours is Travertine Grey from Ceramica (make sure they say groutable, as plain peel-and-stick are too thin). Be sure to get enough to cover the room plus 15% for waste. We needed about 20 square feet and got by with 22 tiles.
  • Grout, in the colour of your choice . Our colour is Alabaster. We bought premixed just to reduce the margin or error. Did I mention we had never tiled a floor before?
  • 1/8 inch Tile Spacers. We didn't use them very often, but they did provide some guidance
  • Grout float and sponge.
  • Utility knife, straight edge and surface to cut tile on.
  • Optional. an electric jigsaw. If you have some funny cuts this will save the day. We used ours around the toilet and door trim.

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