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Tiling During the NFL Season Opener: Part 2

by | Sep 12, 2016 | DIY | 2 comments

As you may know, yesterday was the official NFL Season opener. Our household isn’t huge on football, so I spent the day multitasking. With the football game playing in the background, I spent the day working on orders and planning out my week.

If you want a visual of what that looked like, you can catch it on my Instagram account, OldLakeGeorge, from yesterday! (Nobody likes the sound of their own voice right? Please don’t judge haha)

Across the street however, there is a household of avid Minnesota Vikings fans, our neighbors Jimmy and Nikki. I didn’t want to disrupt their game watching, but we had some work to do on their new backsplash. So I snuck over at halftime to get started.

As per the directions of Aspect Peel and Stick Tiles, the area needed to be clean, flat, smooth, dust free drywall. As you can see we already most of those steps accomplished, but I did I quick dusting with a cloth and voila! Ready.

Ok, not quite ready. Before we could actually lay tile, we needed to do a few things.

We checked that the area above the countertop was level. A nice level line is necessary because if you have a slanted beginning, you will have a slanted backsplash. Not good.

Then, we laid out the tile to make sure the pattern looked nice.

Lastly, we removed all the switch plates. Once they were off, we measured for the opening of theses plates and cut the tile. The tile Jimmy and Nikki chose was a very thin, slate tile that came in 6×23.5 inch sheets. They were very easy to cut using common kitchen scissors. If they had chosen something glass or metal, we would have had to use a glass cutting tool or a utility knife.

From this point on, using the Aspect Peel and Stick Tiles really was as easy as it sounds. All you had to do was peel off the paper on the back, line it up on the wall, and stick it on! And as a little side note, they have fantastic instructions on their website.

The only word of caution I would give is to make sure that you line the tile up carefully because once it’s stuck, it’s stuck!

As halftime ended, I wanted to let them get back to the game but I promised I would be back later this week to finish.

So far they are loving what they are seeing and I am too.

More updates this week,