DIY: Is peel and stick tile worth the money?

Houston – You can buy peel and stick tile just about anywhere these days: Amazon, Target, Hobby Lobby and Home Depot. It is made to look just like real tile, without the cost or the labor of installing it. We wanted to know if it really is as easy as peeling and sticking it to a surface in your home.

What we purchased: In Home Peel & Stick Backsplash Tile from Amazon

Cost: $14.41 for four 10-inch tiles. We purchased eight packs for a total of $124.80

The Project

Elizabeth Eddins just moved into a beautiful home in The Woodlands. She loves everything about the house, except for the tile around the fireplace. The tiles are just not her style; but since they’re in good shape, she didn’t want to spend a lot of money replacing them.

“But then I started researching these peel and stick tiles that I thought would be a quick and easy way to do it,” said Eddins.

To find out how quick and easy the tiles actually are, we recruited a friend of Eddins, Beth Knudsen, and designer Anita Joyce who hosts the weekly podcast Decorating Tips and Tricks.

“I love the idea of these because this is something that we talk about on our podcast a lot,” Joyce told consumer expert Amy Davis. “Ways to add some interest to your house without spending a lot of money.”

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