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Old 05-10-2010, 07:32 PM   #1
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Hi, I am pretty new to the DIY stuff and had an idea that maybe I coiuld use Allure flooring as a backsplash product. I wouls use the tile looking one. If I used this how would I "glue" it to the wall? Thanks for any help or comments.

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I would not use it anywhere near a sink

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Thanks for the reply Scuba_Dave, I was thinking of using it because it would be easier to self install than tiles. I am doing projects by myself and have very little experience with power tools. (afraid of them too)
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How about using ceitling tiles, the metal ones?
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:07 PM   #5
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Where'd ya get that idea? Been lurking have ya?
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Hi Bud,

Nope not been lurking, here at least.. I just came up with the idea when I saw some stick-um floor tiles and thought how easy would that be to put on the wall. Only problem is the tiles that I like are not sticky backed and I do not know how I would install them. any ideas?
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If you are ooking to stick flooring tiles to the back splash, why use a product that was designed to float? Why not just use peel and stick floor tiles. There is more variety and they are cheaper to boot.
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Hi Jim, thanks for the response, I have not found "sticky" tiles that I liked that is why I am looking at the other type. I suppose that I can keep looking and perhaps get lucky and find something that I like.
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Yous guys are funny!

Peel & stick floor tiles are not gona stick on walls well for very long.

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Hey JazMan, I guess that is the question, can it be done? I am trying to find an easy wat to do a backsplash and this idea came to me.
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Not even with an appropriate primer? My wife got some one time to have me do but I never got around to it. Now I'm glad I didn't.
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The adhesive on ALL peel & stick tile are pressure sensitive meaning the glue is sticky and never dries. It sticks to floors because of its own weight, traffic makes it stick better. When applied to a vertical surface it is very likely to bond at first, but will come loose later.

Wait a little longer, save up a few $$$, skip dinners out a few times whatever.... Look around for a nice tile you like that is an odd lot or closeout. You might be able to find some tiles for less than you think, if you do the work yourself. Maybe $100 is possible. Have it done for $300-500 maybe?

OH, btw, even if they stuck, some vinyls wouldn't be so good near a stove.

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JazMan, thank you for the input, makes sense to me now. I would like to have real tile but I am doing this myself and do not have the expertise to do a perfect job. How about the metal ceiling tiles for backsplash I think that I would be able to measure and install them easier. My walls are lathe and plaster 50+yrs old, would I be able to use the brad nails. (store guy told me about them) lol newbie here....lol
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Metal ceiling tiles huh. Well, aren't those things textured usually? Aren't they flimsy, and large? Are you pretty good with tin snips? How you gona cut and re install around the switches and outlets?

Anything is possible, but you're NOT the first person to come up with these brilliant unorthodox ideas, usually they don't work so good, and so that is why it is not doe. Your selection and situation may be different?

Nails into plaster and lath? Sounds like something an associate that wears a vest might suggest. How about you ask a friend for some ideas and help?

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ok, ok, thanks Jaz, I guess I will have to ask for help. thank you though for your comments I really appreciate them. off to find some help. lol

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