I am going to show you how I installed peel and stick Floor Pops Tile.
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Do you remember the old vinyl tiles that were used in homes in the 1970s? They make peel and stick tiles and they are called Floor Pops. These tiles remind me of the old vinyl squares. I did my research and watched several DIY bloggers give reviews after having these tiles for years. All the reviews were positive and said that they held up perfectly.
I laid the tiles over existing ceramic tiles that I had painted with floor paint.
The tiles are not stickers. They are vinyl tile squares. I went to the website and calculated how many boxes I needed. The entire room cost me around $65 and I think that is a bargain for such beautiful floor tiles.
- Easy peel & stick to install
- No grout needed
- Easily trimmable with a utility knife
- Permanent adhesive
- Water resistant and easy to clean
- Cost-effective; each pack covers 10 sq ft
My original thought was to do a black and white floor. The laundry room is how we enter the house from the garage. I knew it would be a high traffic area and I thought the white might show shoe scuff marks. It probably wouldn’t but I didn’t chance it. I went with a beautiful blue Moroccan pattern. They are beautiful!
I want to show you the ceramic tiles that I am installing the Floor Pops over. I painted the floors a while back with porch paint. They held up okay until we moved our washer and dryer out. The floors scratched badly. In my opinion, painted floors are a temporary fix. I didn’t want to paint them again so I decided to use Floor Pops peel and stick tiles.
What You Will Need
Optional: Carpenter Square. I found this helpful for the first row.
Optional: Ruler and Sharpie to draw the line in the center of the room.
How to install the tiles
Clean your floors well. This is VERY important because if there is any trash or crumbs on the floor, the tiles will not stick well. (I painted the original ceramic tile floors a couple of years ago.)
See video for laying out the tiles.
First, I worried and overthought laying the tiles. I was so worried about the tiles staying straight but once you have your first row laid, the rest will line up straight.
I did not put the tiles under the washer and dryer.
- Find the center of the room. Drawing a line with a Sharpie helped me keep the first row straight.
- Optional: You can use a carpenter’s square to make sure that each tile is square and straight. I did not need the carpenter’s square after the first row.
3. To install the tile, remove the white backing off your peel and stick tile. Match the design up to the tile next to the one your laying as close as possible, then press down firmly. Make sure you press the two tiles as close together as possible for a seamless look. The good thing is that you have some wiggle time. You can pick the tiles up and reset them down. They don’t stick immediately.
4. When making cuts, draw a line with a pencil and a ruler.
I found that I could eyeball the pattern and mark my line from the same area on both sides.
6. Score the line with the utility knife and pop it apart. You do not have to cut all the way through the tile. Scissors work for tiny cuts.
Finishing to Floors
After I installed the tiles, I added quarter round around the baseboards of the room.
That’s it! In conclusion, it only took me a couple of hours to install my new floor. The floor is beautiful!
You may also like to see how I painted the floors.