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Peel and Stick Flooring: 5 Myths Debunked!

Peel and stick flooring is one of the most misunderstood flooring options on the market. It is not just placing stickers on your floor; self adhesive floor tiles come with a high quality adhesive, backing a sturdy carpet tile or vinyl tile or plank. Find out why they are so popular!

You’ve heard of myths, right? Ancient Greek mythology. Stories of Hercules, Medusa and Zeus have claimed the myths of the century. Peel and stick vinyl tiles had their fair share of myths throughout the years. Peel and stick tiles come in different styles: vinyl tile, vinyl plank and even carpet tile. Yet, what stops people from falling in love with peel and stick tiles is 5 ugly myths. Just like mythbusters, it is time to uncover the truth of peel and stick flooring through the 5 ugly myths that give peel and stick flooring a bad reputation.

Peel & Stick Flooring: 5 Myths Debunked! Have you heard of peel and stick flooring? It is the easiest installation on the market, but they get a bad rap for being cheap and thin. Find out why people love peel and stick flooring as we debunk 5 common myths. Peel & Stick Flooring: 5 Myths Debunked! Have you heard of peel and stick flooring? It is the easiest installation on the market, but they get a bad rap for being cheap and thin. Find out why people love peel and stick flooring as we debunk 5 common myths.

Myth#1: Self-adhesive backing does not stick

Oh No! Self-adhesive backing! It draws fear in the hearts of humankind, but peel and stick flooring is no Hades. Our peel and stick vinyl tiles, carpet tiles and vinyl planks have high quality adhesive. This peel and stick adhesive makes it perfect for adhering to any flat surface without any necessary tape, glue or tacks. GREAT NEWS! You can apply peel and stick tiles on existing flooring without installing a barrier.

Myth #2: Cheaper means less durable

The myth of peel and stick tiles is that cheap means less durable. Is it really true? Peel and stick vinyl floor tiles are cost efficient but are still durable. Keep in mind that with any flooring, especially peel and stick vinyl tiles, you have the potential for indentation. You can use peel and stick floor tiles for low to medium traffic areas. “So never fear (Insert Hercule’s voice here)!” Go ahead and install our Dynamix Wood Peel and Stick Vinyl Tiles to your renovated mud room. This peel and stick wood look is available in a Classic Oak Parquet, sure to complement your new washer and dryer. Not to mention, the longevity of peel and stick floor tiles can go beyond just a few months. If you care and nurture your peel and stick tiles, they will surely return the favor.

Peel & Stick Flooring: 5 Myths Debunked! Have you heard of peel and stick flooring? It is the easiest installation on the market, but they get a bad rap for being cheap and thin. Find out why people love peel and stick flooring as we debunk 5 common myths. Peel & Stick Flooring: 5 Myths Debunked! Have you heard of peel and stick flooring? It is the easiest installation on the market, but they get a bad rap for being cheap and thin. Find out why people love peel and stick flooring as we debunk 5 common myths.

Myth#3: The smaller the space, the better

It is believed that peel and stick vinyl tiles are only good for small spaces. Wrong! Peel and stick floor tiles do not limit you to a small portion of your home. On the contrary, you can expand your space and install our peel and stick tiles to add contrast, either to your current bohemian decor or upgrade your shabby linoleum for a wood pattern. You can even lay your peel and stick floor in your very own palace; our Stone Peel and Stick Vinyl Tile in Tile Mosaic, adds a classic look for any Athenian ruler.

Myth#4: Thou shall require an installer

You may have heard that if you are installing peel and stick tiles you MUST have an installer. The nice characteristic about laying peel and stick flooring is that it doesn’t take an army to install. Peel and stick floor tiles are made for a DIY installation. You can literally peel and stick flooring to any smooth surface and…Nothing else! So you can jump for joy, no further assembly is required. Installation can be done in a short amount of time, which means you can finish conquering the rest of your project without the hassle of installation. With victory close at hand, you will cry “I am Sparta!”.

Peel & Stick Flooring: 5 Myths Debunked! Have you heard of peel and stick flooring? It is the easiest installation on the market, but they get a bad rap for being cheap and thin. Find out why people love peel and stick flooring as we debunk 5 common myths. Peel & Stick Flooring: 5 Myths Debunked! Have you heard of peel and stick flooring? It is the easiest installation on the market, but they get a bad rap for being cheap and thin. Find out why people love peel and stick flooring as we debunk 5 common myths.

Myth#5: Peel & Stick Flooring is unattractive and lacking design options

We all want a flooring that will make our friends and family envious. Why not rival the Greek Gods while you’re at it? You may have heard, “Peel and stick tiles are unattractive”. Our peel and stick vinyl tiles will put this very myth to shame! We provide different patterns and designs in peel and stick flooring.Why not do a 1950s flare with our Solid Peel and Stick Vinyl Tiles in Checkered pattern? Bringing out the Elvis Presley in you! Or, Stone Peel and Stick Vinyl Tiles in Grey Marble will make any Greek god jealous of your lavish flooring and impeccable decor.

Peel and stick floor tiles come in various patterns and designs. Plus with only half the cost, you save more money on your flooring. Peel and Stick flooring will unleash your inner artist! Whether you have big or small space, you can install the peel and stick tiles with ease and still have a durable floor. So take a look at our wide selection of peel and stick vinyl tiles, carpets, and planks; you will not be disappointed. Who knows, maybe your flooring be the envy of all, in humans and Greek Gods alike.

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Peel & Stick Flooring: 5 Myths Debunked! Have you heard of peel and stick flooring? It is the easiest installation on the market, but they get a bad rap for being cheap and thin. Find out why people love peel and stick flooring as we debunk 5 common myths.

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Usman
Usman
May 24, 2016 4:02 pm

Do you have suppliers in UAE for peel and stick vinyl texture wood flooring?
Usman

Terri
Terri
August 4, 2017 8:27 pm

Can the peel and stick flooring be put on top of ceramic tile that has grout?

jusung
jusung
June 20, 2018 6:03 am

can you put this on exsisting laminate, as the laminate is very stable but we just want a new decor.

Che
Che
August 31, 2018 11:04 am

Can you put peel and stick over carpet?

Michelle Barichello
September 7, 2018 11:46 am
Reply to  Che

Hi Che,

Peel and stick vinyl plank flooring cannot be installed over any high pile carpet. The “squish” of a plush carpet will prevent vinyl planks from locking properly. However, if the carpet is a tight, low pile style, then thicker, tighter locking vinyl planks may be suitable for installation.

Some people have had success installing vinyl plank flooring by placing plywood over carpet. Though it’s always best to check manufacturer guidelines for these types of installations.

Good luck with your project!

Arrowkitty1
Arrowkitty1
February 12, 2019 10:10 am

Hi there,
Can you put peel and stick flooring on flat painted walls? Are they removable without damage? Thanks!

Michelle Barichello
February 13, 2019 7:12 am
Reply to  Arrowkitty1

Hi there, thank you for your question! Yes, you can put peel-and-stick flooring on flat painted walls. The paint must be fully cured and well bonded to the surface, and wait at least two weeks if this is a newly painted wall. It can be removed without damage…if done correctly! To remove, take a blow dryer and warm up each peel-and-stick tile directly, warming it up long enough to soften the adhesive. Then start at the corners and pull softly. You may have some excess glue left on the walls, in which case you can use a degreaser to wash… Read more »

Kim
Kim
April 16, 2019 4:36 pm

Can you put padding underneath peel and stick? If I put it directly on the concrete under my existing carpet wont’ it be hard? If so what padding is recommended?

Michelle Barichello
April 26, 2019 8:51 am
Reply to  Kim

Hi Kim,

Thank you for your question. Carpet tile installations require a clean and level subfloor, so padding is not typically recommended. Starting with a solid concrete subfloor provides a stable base for installing carpet. It is possible though to install a roll pad and place the carpet tile on top of it, but it is not something manufacturers or installers recommend. You may choose instead to get a rubber underlayment for your carpet for extra comfort.

Thank you!

Darlene
Darlene
September 19, 2019 1:16 pm

Can peel & stick be placed directly on AdvanTech flooring? They say it needs the addition of 1/4″ board for any vinyl, but wondering if that is just rolled vinyl they are talking about.

Chelsi Hewitt
Admin
September 26, 2019 8:10 am
Reply to  Darlene

Hi Darlene,

Thank you for your question. If you are referring to an AdvanTech plywood subfloor, then yes, you can directly install peel and stick tiles over plywood. Peel and stick tiles are quite thin, so you need to make sure your subfloor is level.

Kuyaromeo1
Kuyaromeo1
April 28, 2020 6:57 am

I am a renter, and therefore I am looking for a good but temporary solution to lay peel and stick tiles in my ugly bathroom. I need to put an underlay down (not for any specific reason, other than to NOT stick the tiles directly to the existing floor. As, it will be a nightmare to pull up when I leave this apartment). Yes, I know this is not typically how things are done . . but . . I am looking for a thin underlay that I can lay on the existing tiles (possibly secure to existing tils with… Read more »

Chelsi Hewitt
Admin
May 19, 2020 9:57 am
Reply to  Kuyaromeo1

Hello, and thanks for your question!

The best underlayment for this kind of project is a rubber underlayment with a moisture barrier. You would add this before placing the peel and stick vinyl. Rubber won’t be damaged by water, so this is the material you should use.

Please reach out if you have any other questions!

Chantelle
Chantelle
August 18, 2020 5:10 pm

Hi there, I’m a very amateur home renovator, and I was wondering what the blog post meant about ‘indentation’ being a risk?

Also, would an on-suite bathroom (no shower or bath, so I don’t think humidity would be an issue) be considered a high traffic area, or would the peel and stick tiles be appropriate for that room?

Chelsi Hewitt
Admin
August 26, 2020 2:42 pm
Reply to  Chantelle

Hi Chantelle!

Thank you for your questions. By indentation, we mean slight denting from heavy objects or furniture being dropped on the floor. This is a possibility for many flooring types, including vinyl flooring and even wood. For your second question, generally, peel and stick vinyl can be used in bathrooms.

I hope this helps! Please reach out if you have any other questions.

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