If you are looking to improve your flooring and do the work yourself. Stick on floor tiles are a great way to achieve this on a budget and without the need to have a professional install them.
What are peel and stick floor tiles?
Although they go by several different names such as adhesive floor stiles or stick on floor tiles. They all refer to the same thing. That is simply a tile that can be peeled off and applied like a sticker.
The benefits of using stick on floor tiles
- Easy to install
- A quick way to make a dramatic change
- Cost effective, especially for small areas
- Can be removed easily
Times have changed
With improved technology and adhesive. Stick on floor tiles are not only becoming better quality. They are an ever increasingly popular choice for people wanting to update their flooring.
All the images on this page, have been achieved, using the same stick on floor tiles. And as you can see, the results are very impressive.
But are they any good?
`As with any home improvement products, the results can vary dramatically, depending on which product you use. But there are some great floor tiles out there, which can really transform a room.
Pricing for stick on floor tiles compared to Normal tiles or vinyl
This obviously depends on the quality of materials you use.
However, for good quality stick on flooring. We have found the price to be around £7-12 per meter squared.
This is quite saving when compared to vinyl flooring. Where the price can range from £20-£60 per square metre. Please note this includes the cost of having a professional install it.
The cost for tile flooring is similar to vinyl at the lower end. However its usually the most expensive option. due to the cost of the tiles.
Is it easy to install adhesive floor tiles?
One of the main benefits of stick on tiles, is that it’s relatively easy to install, and self-adhesive tiles are the easiest of all for a normal person.
As the name suggests. installation involves simply peeling away the tile, positioning the tiles on the floor, and pushing them down to stick in place against the surface.
Successful application of peel-and-stick vinyl tile requires a hard surface that is smooth and clean. If the floor is grainy, wet, or dusty floors may not allow the adhesive to stick properly.
It is fairly common for new flooring to be laid directly over the old vinyl flooring, although this should depend on the manufacturer’s instructions and the condition of the previous floor.
Can they be removed Easily?
One of the things that make these tiles a great option. Is that they can be removed without much fuss. This is good news for anyone who is renting and has strict rules about changing the decor.
Will the colour fade with time?
thanks to the unique way that the vinyl tile is made of multiple layers, it should retain its vibrancy and colour for many years, even if a layer has worn away. This can be very helpful in high traffic areas, such as hallways. Most types of vinyl are reliable when it comes to keeping its colour, which is one of the reasons it is used. But it WILL fade over time and will generally need replacement within a decade.
An added benefit of stick on tiles, is they are quieter than traditional vinyl tiles. As they absorb the sound they will reduce the nosie of people walking about
Stain- and Water-Resistant
These tiles are often used in rooms where they are subject to a fair amount of water. Such as the kitchen or bathroom.
Almost all stick on floor tiles are water resistant and will not absorb the water. However over time this could weaken the adhesive. Resulting in the tile coming away from the floor. If this happens you can re-apply your own adhesive or replace with another tile.
As they are water resistant, they are easy to clean up any spills or stains.
What could be improved
Although we have found these to be an excellent and affordable alternative to vinyl flooring. There are some things you should be aware of
- The adhesive can become weaker over time.
- Not recommended for commercial use or areas that have a lot of foot traffic. Although they are fine for hall ways in family homes.
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I found the adhesive fine even though bought spray glue as reviews advised (I never used this in any rooms) It looks beautiful and very pleased with results (colour – Washed Grey) I have attached some before and after pictures!
Great delivery! Great product! Great price! Now time to do another room