How to Install a Faux Stainless Steel Backsplash
Beckie from Infarrantly Creative here, back to show you another fun home decor craft idea. The big project I did this past year was converting an 11’ x 11’ oversized guest bathroom into a smaller bathroom and a third floor laundry room. I can’t tell you how completely heavenly having the laundry facilities on the third floor has been. It was about 95% done but I felt like it wasn’t quite completely finished. I wanted to add some sort of backsplash and color above the sink area. I was considering stainless steel tiles when I was in Jo-Ann one day and noticed a new product called Peel & Impress Adhesive Tiles. They carry a stainless looking subway pattern that I thought would be perfect to pick up on the silver knobs and accents I already had in place.
I will say for this project this product was perfect. I don’t know if I would consider it for a large area simply because you have to be able to place them perfectly straight. I would think adjusting one tile would be easier than trying to get an 11.25” x 10” piece lined up perfectly. However, after installing this project it might push me over the edge to do it in a kitchen or bath simply because there is no saw, dust or grout required. I literally had this project done in 30 minutes.
4. Continue peeling and sticking until you get to the edge of your wall making sure to run a level along the top of it to make sure it is straight. Also measure twice and cut your tiles once. It cuts very easily with a new utility knife blade. Also another HUGE BENEFIT to these tiles is if your walls aren’t perfectly straight (which mine weren’t) it is really easy to cut the tiles on a little bit of an angle to get the wall edge cut perfect. To do that with regular tiles takes a lot more finessing.
I added a sign to bring the aqua color to that side of the room to pick up on the other accents I had in the space.