I spent quite a bit of time searching for the perfect tile design. You can find them all over from the big box stores to smaller companies, but ultimately I chose
My new-ish project assistant, Collin, installed the tiles. So I’m going to hand it over to him to share some tips on installation! He’s been working with me for several months (behind-the-scenes on a big 10-room magazine shoot we just did!), and now he’s going to help more with DIYs. I never have enough hours in the week to try all the ideas I want to try! Anyway! I’m going to hand it over to him to share the secrets to a really nice installation for your stick on tiles.
Caulking: I added some white silicone-base waterproof caulk around the sink to make sure it was completely waterproof. You might not need this step if your area won’t get wet, although it does make the edges look nicer!
Warning: It is very sticky! Once it is stuck, it IS STUCK. It will literally rip off your drywall if you try to remove it. For this reason, we wouldn’t classify this project under “renter friendly” unless your landlord is OK with you adding these permanent stick on tiles, of course!
After doing this, I would definitely recommend it and do it again, especially for a lower priority room like a laundry room or a bathroom. If you had to prioritize real tile in only one room, I would personally choose the kitchen 100% of the time.
Alrighty! I know you probably want to see pulled-back photos, and I promise they are coming soon! We’re polishing up details, and this laundry room will be our next room tour VERY SOON. So excited. On a personal note – it makes such a HUGE difference to love your laundry room. I’m really happy we knocked it out now instead of waiting 2-3 years like we easily could have. xx -Elsie
Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson and Collin DuPree.