How Much Peel and Stick Backsplash Do You Need? [Solved]

Last updated on July 8, 2021

When choosing and buying peel and stick backsplash tile, the first question is, how much of it do you need? The simple answer is that you need to measure the area. Here’s how.

The simple formula to figure out how much peel and stick backsplash you need is to calculate the area of your kitchen backsplash. Divide that by the size of the tile, and you have the number of tiles (or panels) you need. To be sure, add about 10% overage.

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Installing peel and stick backsplashes is a snap. You should know the square footage of your kitchen to make sure you buy enough tiles, which, when bought, are in packages made up of anywhere from 1-6 tiles.

When applying peel and stick backsplash tile to a wall, you do not need an average number of tiles, but it can range from single tiles which come in all different shapes to sheets that are 3 inches wide by 20+ inches long. If using sheets instead of single tiles, there is no saying how many panels are necessary because there isn’t an “average.”

Your needs for the backspacing may vary, so careful measurements are necessary to ensure a proper fit. Vinyl tiles are easy to trim with scissors or a knife, but some materials require tile cutters or tin snips for closer parts of your backsplash. Make a note of any cuts that you may need to make in the center.

Measure the Area for Tile

There are many different ways to measure a kitchen’s width and height. The easiest way is if the kitchen has just one long rectangle with no features, but most kitchens have select windows and cabinets, which also need to be considered while measuring. However big the area of these specific objects is, they will still need to be multiplied by their requirement in width or height for how much tile is needed for that section of the backsplash.

How much peel and stick backsplash tile do you need? You will need the measurement to tell you how many square feet of tile. Keep in mind that where the backsplash will end is also important.

Multiply the width and height of each area on a floor plan together, then divide by 144 to determine how many square feet are in total. Be sure to measure every area that needs tile and add them together!

10% of the tiles should be added on top of the number used to make sure there are enough mistakes.

Peel and Stick Backsplash Tile Costs

First of all, prices vary greatly. If you decide to purchase Peel and Stick Backsplash Tile, it will cost: $8-10 for a pack of ten 10-in. or 12-in. square tiles. So whether the price is 8 dollars or 15 dollars, this is the cheapest type of backsplash tile available and an enormous reduction in labor and mess.

Cutting Peel and Stick Tiles is Simple

How much peel and stick backsplash tile do you need to cover a 600 square foot room? Peel and Stick Tiles are Simple to Cut You will only need a pair of scissors for cutting vinyl tiles.

For some peel and stick tile, you should cut with a utility knife where possible. However, you will still need a grinder when there isn’t enough room between rows for cutting. Working with these tiles can be done by following the few easy steps below:

  • Put down protective material like plastic or Styrofoam plates over your surfaces such as floors or tables.
  • Trim your Peel and Stick Tile pieces in lengthwise cuts.

Peel and Stick Installation Tips

When installing Peels and Sticks backsplash tiles, make sure to prep the surface with any recommended product or technique by the manufacturer. Once you have a clean and dry surface, consider how many rows of backsplash tiles you need and get your adhesive ready (should be included).

Measure the wall horizontally in increments of sixteen inches where you wish to place a row of tiles. Measure vertically from every given point at least 16 inches.

It takes patience and precision when there are outlets that one needs to deal with. Use a pencil to mark your height before removing the backing while having someone hold the strips of tile up across the wall before making sure they’ll flow.

If you install a metal, glass, wood, or stone backsplash tile, your household scissors will not cut it. It is best to be prepared with a set of tin snips or borrow a saw if necessary. Edging may not always be an option, so you should have clean cuts all-around with nice even edges.

Since there is adhesive on the back of the peel-and-stick backsplash tile, if you pull it and it’s not sticking, you can put it up again with a hairdryer. This process may vary depending on the kind of tile. You should only use repositionable glue if it’s rated safe for this application by the manufacturer. After removing the protective layer and installing these tiles to our walls, we can adjust if needed using a hairdryer.

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