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Peel and Stick Tiles

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We have been using peel and stick vinyl tiles our entire 40 years of marriage.  We like them.  Our last home had ceramic tiles in the bathrooms and kitchen.  Guess what?  We tore them up and put down vinyl floors.

Vinyl flooring is warmer on your feet and I am the barefoot queen.  It’s also less likely that what you drop will break.  Ceramic and other hard surface tiles are just that…hard!  They are bad for your feet.  When I go barefooted on a cold, hard, tile floor, I get cramps in my feet.  I don’t experience that with vinyl flooring.

Enough of that.  Yesterday, we had a little time in the afternoon to actually lay the tile in the laundry room.  My husband likes to make things last as long as possible, so he began by applying a glue to the wood flooring before I laid the tiles.

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The glue we used is Premium Tile Adhesive for vinyl composition tile (VCT) by Armstrong.  The directions said to use a smooth edged trowel, but he used the smallest serrated edge.

peel and stick tile flooring

Applying it to the floor took about 10-15 minutes.  Then we had to wait 30 minutes for it to dry to a tacky state.

peel and stick tile flooring

Some people have ideas about what is the ‘correct’ place or way to begin the floor.  There are actually a lot of ways to decide where to start.  Our floor was 8’4″ from back door to the hallway door.  Since we didn’t want 2″ pieces of tile on each end, we opted to begin at the hallway door and tile across to the back door leaving 4″ cuts at that edge.  Crosswise didn’t matter since both sides will be underneath either the washer and dryer, or the cabinets.

peel and stick tile flooring

We are happy with the look and color.  Next step, baseboards and corner moldings.

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Author: Cindy

Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, artist.

2 thoughts on “Peel and Stick Tiles

  1. I really like the color you picked out, very nice.

  2. Thank you, Mary. We like it a lot. Nice and light and clean looking. 🙂

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