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Old 04-15-2014, 10:59 AM   #1
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"Smart Tiles" for backsplash?

I'm planning to use the peel-and-stick Smart Tiles from Home Depot for backsplashes in the bathrooms. We had originally planned to use the stone tile but I'm concerned about having to grout it.

Have any of you used the Smart Tiles? What was your experience with it?

I know it won't look as good as the stone tiles, but it will definitely be a heck of a lot easier to install!

Your comments and any pics of your installation will be appreciated!
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I want to say Kent (Lincolnboy2) used these - he's re-doing his Storm. I can't think of the thread off the top of my head, but check the Fleetwood Forum for a thread from him & you'll probably find pics.

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I did find a thread where you asked about this before & Crop Duster made a post regarding his installation.
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Lori, I looked in the Fleetwood forum but didn't spot his post. Maybe he will see this thread and jump in. Thanks!
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It's about 2/3 down the 1st page: HERE.

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Lori, I don't think that's the same thing. He used a peel-and-stick glass tile. The Smart Tiles is a flexible vinyl.

Smart Tiles 10 in. x 10 in. Multi-Colored Harmony Mosaic Gel Tile Decorative Wall Tile-SM1027-1 at The Home Depot
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I did see those Joe, Annette, and they would be a lot easier to install for sure!

The only thing they cautioned me about was they are vinyl and if they are far enough back of the stove no problem, but heat and humidity can cause them to start failing if not installed properly.

I would definitely use them!! So much easier and a nice clean look!

Those I used were stone, glass and metal. I have no idea how I was supposed to find a table saw that would cut all three of those materials, but I ruined the blade just on the few cuts I made for my little galley backsplash.

Good luck and post pictures!!!!
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Watched Home Depot video's and that is something different, looks good, and easy enough to apply. It must look like the real glass tile or you would not want to do it. You may be starting a new remodel project for many owners. Lets us know how it turns out.
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I've already bought the tiles from Home Depot and will be installing them later this week unless someone comes up with a good reason why I should leave them alone!
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So far so good with the SmartTiles. I have the backsplash half done. Had to order more to finish the job. They look great and easy to work with. The hardest part was removing the dreadful mirrors and scraping all of the silicone off the wall. I'll post the pictures when done.
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DW and I were just discussing this mod. last night. Plan to install right after the weather breaks. Please post pics through out the install. Thanks
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Smart Tiles for Backsplash

I used Smart Tiles from Home Depot for the Back Splash on our Motor Home about 6 months ago. They were fairly easy to install and I was very pleased with the outcome.


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I used Smart Tiles from Home Depot for the Back Splash on our Motor Home about 6 months ago. They were fairly easy to install and I was very pleased with the outcome.


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Great Job Ronnie!!

Thanks for sharing!

Looks fantastic!

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I used Smart Tiles from Home Depot for the Back Splash on our Motor Home about 6 months ago. They were fairly easy to install and I was very pleased with the outcome.





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Nice job Ronnie. I'm curious if that is caulk you used in the corner and edges or so type of trim. I can't tell looking on my phone.

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Here's a couple threads with photos... seems to be a very popular choice for upgrading. Disclaimer... I have a pack in my garage awaiting installation once it stops snowing.

Second link is a long (13 page) thread which includes photos and lots of comments on installation.

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: New back splash

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Self Adhesive Kitchen Tile Mod 2013
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