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Old 04-05-2015, 12:51 PM   #1
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Looking to replace the mirror backsplash on our 2011 Fleetwood with something else. Hate the mirror. Anybody else done this with the glass type tiles on the mesh. Thought about the peel and stick type but am worried about the heat from the stove. With the mesh type you use thin set to apply. Will this crack with the bouncing of the coach,,,,any ideas,,thanks

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We love the peel-and-stick SmartTiles in the bathroom, and the DW wants to take down the mirror tiles in the kitchen and put the SmartTiles there. I'll be watching this thread to see if the heat is really a problem!

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It's been done quite a lot with glass/ceramic tiles. If you run a search on the forum you should finds lots of info. I'm getting ready to do it myself.
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They have been putting Smart tiles in rv's for 3or 4 years now with no problems.
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We redid the back splash with smart tile looks fantastic. A fellow work camper used metal ceiling tile, they looked sharp if your worried about heat. The only problem with the smart tiles and heat is that they must be cut net, they will expand and bubble a little and you will have to re trim them.

The nice thing about smart tiles is there weight. If replacing glass mirror tiles you will lose a few pounds.
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...With the mesh type you use thin set to apply. Will this crack with the bouncing of the coach,,,,any ideas,,thanks
Your exterior walls are likely laminated and are therefore rigid, which will help prevent cracking of grout or thinset adhesive. However, if you're going to apply tiles to an inside wall (along the side where the refrigerator is located, for example), most interior walls will flex way too much for thinset.

FWIW, another backsplash option is Aspect metal tiles. They also have peel and stick glass tiles, but these would be heavy like ceramic tiles. Aspect tiles require no grout, so cracking won't be a problem.

Aspect tiles are peel and stick, but they have an alternate installation method using dots of adhesive from a tube in addition to the peel and stick adhesive. This is supposed to help in situations where adhesion may be questionable.

The Aspect tiles are a special order at most Lowe's stores, but some locations stock a few of the styles.
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I used granite tiles on the countertops and backsplash about 3 years ago and never have had any problems.

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