Regardless of whether you've just moved into an already decorated home with a dull kitchen or you're tired of your old kitchen tile and want something new, tile decals might be an ideal (and inexpensive) option for improving the appearance of your kitchen tiles. One of the best aspects of decals for tiles is that removable stickers are available. This means that if you decide years later that you don't like them, or you just want something different, the decals will easily peel off.
What You Will Need
Step 1. Thoroughly clean off the surface of your tile in order for the decals to stick properly to the tile. Use a sponge along with tile cleaner to completely scrub your tile surface clean. Rinse the surface after cleaning it then thoroughly dry it with a towel.
Step 2. Lay the tile decals out. Use a ruler, tape measure and a pencil in combination to position the layout in the center of each individual tile. Or you can center the decals over several tiles when working with small mosaic tiles or larger decals. Use your pencil to mark lines as you go so as to guide you in placing the decals.
Step 3. Before you actually set the decals on your wall, it is a good idea to dry-lay them out. Again, use the pencil marks to help determine if you are placing the decals in the right location. Double checking this is important before your actual decal installation. Make final layout adjustments to the layout lines when necessary.
Step 4. Peel off the decal backing and carefully apply the decal to your tile as gently as possible. Make sure to go slowly, working from one end of the decal to the opposite side and taking care not to trap air bubbles underneath the surface of the decal. Repeat this same process with each decal, working across carefully to make certain that all the decals are flat and adhering properly to your tile surface.
Tips: To ensure the best possible results, work from the bottom of the decal up as you apply the decal to a tile's surface. Rest the unapplied portion of the decal on your fingers and hands while you're applying it. Use your fingers to gently push your decal along up the wall. Try to avoid letting any of the decals overlap with one another.
For more information, or if you would like professional assistance, contact Cascade Design/Build or a similar company.