Looking to update your kitchen with the more modern earth tones and stone materials you see in high-end kitchens? Well, try making this simple faux slate tile Kitchen Back Splash. Depending on the size of your kitchen you should be able to complete this simple update from as little as $5 to about $20.
This Contemporary Faux Slate Tile Kitchen Back Splash is perfect for decorating your modern home kitchen. You can completely transform the Kitchen Back Splash your own home over the weekend. Working Contemporary Faux Slate peel and stick tiles can sound a little intimidating, but you will be pleasantly surprised how easy it really is!
To make this Contemporary Faux Slate Kitchen Back Splash you will need to allow for about six hours. It should cost you less than $20 depending on the cost of your Contemporary Faux Slate peel and stick tiles as well as the size of your kitchen wall.
I find Contemporary Faux Slate peel and stick tiles for about $1 apiece all the time at Lowe’s and Home Depot.
Be sure to measure your Kitchen Back Splash before you run to the local home improvement store. This will save you a lot of time and money!
To Make a Contemporary Faux Slate Kitchen Back Splash You Will Need:
Contemporary Faux Slate peel and stick floor tiles
The first step is to measure your Kitchen Back Splash. Everyone will have a different size, so I can only give you tips on how to know how to make your Contemporary Faux Slate Tile Kitchen Back Splash.
You will want to use a level and a chalk line to mark off one or two vertical lines on your wall. This will help you keep your tiles even and level. This is also important to do horizontally as well especially if you live in an older home. Never follow the lines of your kitchen counters or eve your wall edges, the house embay have settled over the eyes, which will make you handy work uneven.
Now, to start applying your Contemporary Faux Slate tiles. You can even cut these laminate tiles to smaller sizes. They generally come in 16 inch squares or 12 inch squares. Buy the 16 inch squares and cut them into 4 inch squares or even 8 inch squares.
I recommend working in sections. This means, you will want to tile portions of the Kitchen Back Splash and work your way until you cover the whole wall.
Now, most peel and stick laminate tile will be fairly sticky on the back, but you can add some spray adhesive if you want. Spray it lightly with a strong adhesive spray. This will help each Faux Slate tile really stick in the long run. You can skip this step though, those little peel and stick tiles are super sticky.
So, I always think it is easier to have your Kitchen Back Splash be in whole foot sizes, since most of these peel and stick linoleum tiles are in 1 foot square measurements. This will eliminate a lot of cutting for you. Honestly though this will not be the case for everyone. So, this is also why you do not want to work out from one side to the other. When you reach your left and right edges you will need to use the exacto knife to cut your faux slate tiles down to size.
So, start in laying your Contemporary Faux Slate peel and stick tiles on the Kitchen Back Splash. You will want to firmly press each one in to place.
Cover the entire Kitchen Back Splash.
Now, once the Contemporary Faux Slate tile pieces have dried in place you are finished.
You can hang items normally as you would on Kitchen Back Splash. You will still want to locate studs for heavier items and may find it easier to pre drill holes through the peel and stick laminate.