Professional Installation Tips

 

To make life easier, we’ve outlined several tips that will make your peel and stick tiles installation experience a better one.

 


 

 

1. What is the Best Type of Ruler for a Non-Slip Hold?
2. Box Cutter or Scissors?
3. Where to Start?
4. How to Start With Interlocking Tiles?
5. Follow the Starting Point
6. Why Overlap the Grout Lines?
7. How to Take Quick Measurements When an Obstacle is Reached?

8. Cut Around an Electrical Outlet

9. How to Reposition While Installing?
10. New Smart Edge

 

What is the Best Type of Ruler for a Non-Slip Hold?

The use of a metal ruler with a cork backing is recommended. The cork backing will help prevent the ruler from moving while cutting.

 

 The Peel and Stick Installation Tips: Ruler

 

 

Box Cutter or Scissors?

The box cutter is the best cutting tool when it comes to cutting Smart Tiles. It makes it easier to cut a hole or other shapes within the tiles and to cut more accurately.

 

The Peel and Stick Installation Tips: Cutter 

 

 

Where to Start?

Mark the wall with a horizontal line at the height of the first row of tiles. It is important to use a level as the counter may not be straight. Start installing the tiles at the furthest point from where you stand most often in your kitchen. Most kitchens form an “L” shaped pattern and in that case, the least apparent area would be the center of the “L”.

 

The Peel and Stick Installation Tips: Start              The Peel and Stick Installation Tips: Start

 

 

How to Start with Interlocking Tiles

Simply cut the little “flaps” off the tile so it becomes even and butt the tile against the wall.

 

 

 

Follow the Starting Point

Once the starting point of the first tile is determined, stick on the first row then come back to the starting point and start your second row. This way, the overlapping pattern remains the same.

 

The Peel and Stick Installation Tips: Starting Point 

 

 

Why Overlap the Grout Lines?

The grout lines need to be overlapped in order to obtain even spacing between all the rows and columns of the tiles.

 

 

 

What it looks like when there is no overlapping:

 

 

 

 

 

How to Take Quick Measurements when an Obstacle is Reached?

Put the tile (with the protective backing on) in the position it will be applied and, with a box cutter, mark the edges of the obstacle with tiny cuts. Place the tile on a flat surface and cut out the area marked by the tiny cuts.

 

 

 

How to Cut Around an Electrical Outlet

With a ruler, measure the distance between the beginning of the peel and stick tile and the outlet. Also measure width and height of the outlet. Mark these measurements on the peel and stick tile and cut with a box cutter. 




How to Reposition while Installing?

The Smart Tiles innovative adhesive allows tiles to be repositioned when they are being installed providing firm pressure has not been applied to them. We therefore suggest that, during installation, the tiles be delicately stuck to the wall so that they may be removed easily, if necessary.  When they are in the desired position, apply pressure to all corners and edges of the tile to stick it permanently on the wall.

 

 

New Smart Edge

A new addition to the Smart Tiles family is a self-adhesive edge giving your project that finishing touch.

 

The Peel and Stick Installation Tips: Edge

 

 


 

 

 

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