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Old 03-18-2016, 01:23 PM   #1
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Any success with self-adhesive wall tiles?

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I bought some from a clearance center. I saw the same brand in Home Depot yesterday so maybe the quality is better than I assumed.

I have enough to easily cover the painted bathroom walls in the van - http://www.classbforum.com/forums/f8...html#post12312

It should jazz things up a bit.

Some things, like good quality velcro, adhere well in the van. On other things the adhesive lets go after a while because of heat or cold or the surface. I'm thinking an adhesion enhancer of some sort might be good but haven't been able to source anything like that locally.

My latest though is to try a single layer of water based contact cement as a base coat. I guess I could skip the base coat then repair loose tiles later ..........

Any ideas or thought on this would be appreciated.
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They make mastic products that will hold it in a vehicle. Also, you don't want to grout these. They make flexible, caulk-like products for that.
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I think you could just try it and see how they hold, and try something else if they don't stick well. The fact that you are on paint will probably be a plus if it is well attached.

The fall back position may be to mount them like the semi-cheating method used for mounting towel bars and such to tile or walls in bathrooms and showers, without using fasteners.

All you do is use is a few small pieces of double side mounts, like VHB tape, in a few places, and put an appropriate adhesive over the rest of the mount (usually silicone for tile). The double sticky holds the pieces in place until the adhesive cures and gives it the durable hold.
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the big thing with these products is figuring out how you will finish or trim out the edges.

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They are so thin, finishing the edge is not an issue. They work quite well in motorhomes. The adhesive on them is good enough but being plastic/vinyl, don't use them next to an open flame. They will melt.
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That's what these are like; a 10" x 10" square sheet of thin vinyl. The tile effect is from the individual little squares that are maybe raised 1/16th inch.

Good to know they stick well. Easy is better than hard sometimes.
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I think they look pretty good for what they are and the fact that you can cut them with a utility knife or scissors makes installing them a breeze. They are also flexible enough to use on a curve. We have a pretty good selection of them in our local Lowe's.
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Here's installation info for another brand of these kind of tiles. Installation of your tiles should be similar.
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I read that and the first thing that popped into my head was "PL200!" lol
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That video was great. I found a few videos from Stick-it brand also. I'm going to wait until temperatures warm up a bit here then get on with this project.

I gave up on the idea of wet bath walls a while ago & continued with the original shower curtain design.
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