Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New Tile Backsplash

One of the upgrades that we did that was purely for looks was taking out the mirror backsplash behind the stove and adding a tile backsplash.  The mirror backsplash made the area seem larger but it really dated the RV.  It was about the only thing that made the RV look old.

A popular backsplash that RVers use is a product called Smart Tiles.  These are sold at Home Depot, Lowes and online on Amazon, Wayfair, Wal-Mart and other stores.  They have a sticky back and don’t require grout so they are easy to install.  However, they are not real tile.  They are a poofy plastic that resemble the look of tile.  All you do is use scissors to cut through the plastic to fit the wall.

Personally, I think they look cheap and do not add anything to the RV.  We wanted real tile but were concerned about the weight and how they would handle bumps and twists in the road.  Tex researched online and found a company called Mineral Tiles.  They have a backsplash product called “Peel and Stick” as well.  It has the same peel and sticky backing as the Smart Tiles but this is real tile and it is only about 1/2 the thickness of regular tile used in homes.

The wonderful thing about these tiles is that they are real tile but with the sticky back so you can grout immediately after installing on the wall.  The tile we used was called Peel and Stick Rome Glass Mosaic Tile.  We decided that we would also install tile beside our stove and also above our pantry to make the look cohesive.  We were able to install all of the tile in just a few hours.

The red is the sticky backing

We have now had the tiles installed for about 6 months and they are beautiful.  They have held up great traveling and have not broken or shifted at all.  We highly recommend using Mineral Tiles.

By the way, as with all of my updates and products I mention on our blog, we do not get any money from these companies and pay full price for them.  They are just some of the wonderful products that we have tried and recommend.

A few more updates that I will be posting will be about our new flagpole and our wifi booster.  I also have a couple of minor organization products to talk about as well.

Until next time!

1 comment :

  1. Looks fabulous! My RV is new, but I still want to change things to make it uniquely mine and make it better. I am going to look into this tile. Thanks for posting about it.