It has been three months since our budget-friendly laundry room makeover and the floor is still looking great! So, I want to share how to install peel and stick floor tile that I used. Before I shared all the details, I wanted to see how they would hold up and after three months I’m pleasantly surprised. The peel and stick tiles were affordable, easy to install, and look great in this small space. (post contains affiliate links, see disclosure)
- peel and stick floor tiles
- utility knife
- straight edge
- cutting mat
- measuring tape
- Loctite Power Grab All-Purpose
- caulk gun
I installed these tiles over our existing sheet vinyl flooring. So, it was very flat and able to be left in place. This link has very detailed installation instructions and requirements for this tile. And luckily, I was able to use it my home. I also read the reviews and there were a lot of recommendations for using Liquid Nails to install instead of relying on the sticking backing.
Clean the existing floor very well and let it dry. I used a multi-purpose cleaner and constantly vacuumed for any dirt or debris. I didn’t want anything underneath the tiles that would cause bumps, tears, or unevenness later. Before starting the tile installation, I removed all of the baseboards. But, I left the baseboard behind the washer and dryer because it wouldn’t be seen and I didn’t want to risk pulling out any nails that may have hit a water line.
This floor pattern is pretty straightforward. I started by cutting one tile in half with my utility knife. After measuring and marking with a pencil, I used a straight edge and utility knife to score the tile a few times. Then, the tile will bend and break evenly for a clean cut. I started by installing it along the back wall and continued on with the pattern.
When I first started the install, I used Liquid Nails as recommended by a lot of the reviews online. However, the tiles with Liquid Nails were taking a while to dry so I started using Loctite instead and it worked perfectly! These peel and stick tiles can be grouted but it is not required. I chose not to grout them and just put the seams very close together.
If you want to see how to install peel and stick floor tile in video form, check out my Instagram highlight titled “laundry” where I shared the whole process. Because this was such a small space, required very little measuring or cutting, and didn’t require any grout I finished this project in just a couple of hours. The total cost was about $90 and it was the easiest DIY I have done in a long time!