My kitchen floor isn't COMPLETELY done but I'm TOO excited to not share!!!
First off I had to clean the old floor to get it ready for the stick on vinyl tiles. I never knew about floor stripper and oh.my.word.
I should have cleaned with this stuff before to get all the grime off. I have washed this floor on my hands and knees and NEVER got it this clean. I just used a mop and voila! Check out the before and after! Wow wow wow. (click to enlarge photo)
|Tip#1. Use a floor stripper to clean grime.|
Isn't it amazing!?!!!! My friend Amanda did it for me. We went to Lowe's together and picked out the tile. She worked many hours laying out the pattern with two different size tiles. 12x12 & 18x18 Stainmaster Corsica Cavern Stone Finish. It's a "luxury" vinyl tile.
She is a smarty pants and kept a bit of the backing on to hold the tile in place til she had it lined up.
|Tip#2. Use the backing to protect hands from the sticky tile.|
We are going to grout this tile too! She used these little tile spacers turned sideways to make sure the whole floor was spaced at 1/8". It's so even and perfect. I love it! I bought a darker grout called sandalwood so just waiting for that to get shipped to me and we'll finish this project!
|Tip#3. Turn tile spacers sideways on the floor to get perfect 1/8" spacing.|