Stick-on tiles: the best peel and stick tiles for your kitchen, bathroom and floors
Stick-on tiles are a quick and affordable way to transform your space... take a look at our pick of the best designs on the market
Whether you're looking to update your kitchen backsplash, revive your tired flooring or give your bathroom a budget-friendly transformation, we've got three words for you: stick-on tiles.
Made from a variety of different materials including waterproof vinyl and resin, stick-on tiles – also known as peel and stick tiles – are a thin, flexible and affordable alternative to traditional tiles, and feature an adhesive backing that can be applied on top of a number of surfaces and removed with minimal or no damage. And, why stop at the walls? Check out our guide to affordable alternatives to luxury flooring and tiles if your floor needs attention, too.
Quick shop: where to buy stick-on tiles
- The Range have a selection of over 80 designs.
- For wall and floor tiles, as well as self-adhesive wallpaper, check out Dunelm's range of contemporary styles.
- From classic Metro-style tiles to Morrocan Mosaics, Wayfair has as a huge selection on offer.
- B&Q has a range of faux finishes, including marble, parquett, moasic and slate.
Keep reading to discover everything you know about peel and stick tiles, plus our roundup of the best stick-on tiles on the market.
How long do peel and stick tiles last?
On average, stick-on tiles can last anywhere from three to 25 years, depending on how carefully they’re installed and the environment they live in. Peel and stick bathroom tiles, for example, may last less time than a peel and stick backsplash in a kitchen, because they will be more likely to be exposed to steam and condensation, while the lifespan of stick-on floor tiles will depend on traffic levels. This means they're great for rental properties, as an affordable way to keep your home looking beautiful and on trend.
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Can you put stick-on tiles over tiles?
In short, yes – you can put stick-on tiles over existing tiles, provided that you clean and prepare them first. If you’re looking to update existing tiles with adhesive ones, it’s worth choosing peel and stick tiles that you can cut to size so they completely cover the tiles underneath. Alternatively, you can paint your kitchen and bathroom tiles with chalk paint – we show you how to use Frenchic paint if you’re in need of inspiration.
Are stick-on tiles worth it?
Stick-on tiles are a great alternative to regular tiles for a multitude of reasons. While they may not have the lifespan of traditional ceramic or porcelain tiles, they’re considerably cheaper and can be applied and removed without causing any damage, making them a great option if you’re living in rented accommodation. They also quick to apply and super effective, meaning that you can totally transform your flooring, bathroom or kitchen in a short space of time without spending money on expensive materials and a tiler.
Are stick-on wall tiles waterproof?
Most stick-on tiles are waterproof, and you can also purchase peel and stick tiles that have oil-proof, heat-resistant and easy clean qualities. To make sure if your adhesive tiles are 100% waterproof, you’ll need to check the product description before you purchase them.
Can you use peel and stick tiles in bathroom?
You can use peel and stick tiles in a bathroom, and they’re a great way to transform the area behind a sink, shower or bath without splashing a huge amount of cash. You will need, however, to make sure that you choose adhesive tiles that are 100% waterproof – this information can usually be found in the product description or on the manufacturer’s website.
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The best stick-on tiles
Peel and stick backsplash
Art Deco Peel and Stick Backsplash
Art Deco style is well and truly back in fashion, and if you want to incorporate some 1930s glamour into your kitchen without investing in a whole renovation, these green peel and stick tiles from Amazon are just the thing. Available in two different sizes, these adhesive decals can be quickly applied to kitchen walls, counters, doors and walls to add a sense of vintage glamour to a room. Thanks to their rich emerald green shade, they’re fantastic for making a space feel luxurious without actually having to spend a whole lot of money. To ramp up the sense of opulence in your home, style these tile decals with metallic accents, and don't be afraid to embrace dark decor to make your space feel even more sophisticated. If you're in need of more styling inspiration, don’t forget to take a look at our favourite green kitchen ideas.
Buy Art Deco Peel and Stick Backsplash from Amazon
Algarve Black Self Adhesive Backsplash Tiles
We love the charcoal and white colour combo on these stick-on tiles - it's timeless, versatile, and will instantly transform a tired backsplash. For a sophisticated look, why not take cues from Beckie's real kitchen makeover and complete the look with more shades of white - it'll make your kitchen feel open and airy, plus, you can add splashes of colour with accessories as trends alter.
Buy Algarve Black Self Adhesive Backsplash Tiles from Dunelm
Peel & Stick Self Adhesive Tiles
If your dream kitchen is subtle and understated, cream metro tiles are your best friend. These ones from Etsy give a super high quality look and will create a great neutral base for you to style your favourite accessories and trinkets against - try adding a fresh green houseplant (here's a list of our favourite online houseplant shops) or even some dried flowers for a sophisticated yet welcoming display.
Buy Peel & Stick Self Adhesive Tiles from Etsy
Peel and Stick Wall Decals
Here at YourHomeStyle we're huge fans of the terrazzo print trend, so we were super excited when we came across these Etsy peel and stick wall decals. You can use them sparingly - as pictured above - to give existing plain white tiles a makeover, or if you're after something more dramatic, you can go all out and use them from floor to ceiling - it'll make a stunning feature wall!
Buy Peel and Stick Wall Decals from Etsy
InHome Sea Glass Self Adhesive Backsplash Tiles
Blue kitchens are classic, so if you're looking to give your space a low cost update that'll stand the test of time, you can't go wrong with these sea glass inspired stick-on tiles from Dunelm. Add pink kitchen accessories for a vibrant, fun look, or team them with natural rustic accents - like exposed wood floating shelves - if you're after something more understated.
Buy InHome Sea Glass Self Adhesive Backsplash Tiles from Dunelm
Peel and stick floor tiles
Floorpops Remy Self Adhesive Floor Tiles
These Remy self adhesive floor tiles will instantly breathe new life into a kitchen if it's due for a refresh. Try teaming them with shaker style units to achieve a country kitchen look that's bursting with charm.
Buy Floorpops Remy Self Adhesive Floor Tiles from Dunelm
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Sheffield Self-adhesive Waterproof Vinyl Tile Stickers
If retro kitchens are your thing, these waterproof peel and stick floor tiles from Etsy are for you. For an authentic look, style them with Mid Century modern furniture and a retro microwave.
Buy Sheffield Self-adhesive Waterproof Vinyl Tile Stickers from Etsy
Self Adhesive White Marble Floor Stickers
If you're looking for an affordable alternative to luxury marble and stone kitchen tiles, you'll love these marble floor stickers from Amazon. The timeless white marble effect is will bounce light around your space and make a small room feel bigger, plus, it's neutral enough to complement any type of decor scheme, be it Scandi style, coastal inspired or Japandi.
Buy Self Adhesive White Marble Floor Stickers from Amazon
Havana Night Peel and Stick Vinyl Floor Tiles
These Havana peel and stick tiles are perfect for bringing a bit of boho flavour into your space. Team them with rattan accessories and earth tones for a laid back look.
Buy Havana Night Peel and Stick Vinyl Floor Tiles from Etsy
Capri Blue Self Adhesive Floor Tiles
If you're looking to achieve a Mediterranean vibe on a budget, these blue and white Capri floor stickers are your best friend. Team them with fresh white walls and cabinets for a fresh, open look, and don't forget to finish the scheme with some copper kitchen accessories for added depth!
Buy Capri Blue Self Adhesive Floor Tiles from Dunelm
Peel and stick bathroom tiles
InHome Avignon Self Adhesive Backsplash Tiles
Classic, timeless and versatile, you can't go wrong with black and white bathrooms. These monochrome splashback tiles from Dunelm will add interest to your bathroom without looking overwhelming - try zoning them behind your sink for a sophisticated look.
Buy InHome Avignon Self Adhesive Backsplash Tiles from Dunelm
Self Adhesive Waterproof Green 3D Tile Stickers for Bathroom
Green bathrooms are all the rage right now, and if you're keen to add some of the soothing yet energising shade into your own space, these self-adhesive tiles from Amazon could be exactly what you're looking for. They feature a glossy 3D design that makes them look like real tiles, and, they're also waterproof, oil-proof, heat-resistant, easy to clean and cut. You get four sheets of tiles included in each pack, and if green isn’t quite your thing, they’re also available in chic black and simple white. If you’re feeling bold, why not use these to create a faux tile zoning feature behind your bathroom sink? Simply cut the tile sheets into your desired shape and apply them to the clean, dry wall behind your sink. Your guests are guaranteed to be impressed!
Buy Self Adhesive Waterproof Green 3D Tile Stickers for Bathroom from Amazon
Blue Metallic Mosaic Tile Sticker
If, like YourHomeStyle reader Rachel Faber, your ideal bathroom is a practical but glamorous space, you won't want to miss these mosaic effect peel and stick tiles. Featuring a reflective surface that catches the light beautifully, they're perfect for achieving a high-end luxury look in your bathroom, without actually having to splash lots of your hard earned cash. If you’re looking to create a sleek, cohesive look in your bathroom, try teaming these tile decals with coordinating teal bathroom accessories. If you’re after more styling inspiration, don't forget to check out Rachel's bathroom makeover – it’s a perfect example of how you can use rich teal shades to create a showstopping bathroom scheme.
Buy Blue Metallic Mosaic Tile Sticker from Amazon
Floorpops Radiance Self Adhesive Floor Tiles
Dunelm's Floorpops Radiance tiles are the perfect tile option if you're enhance an eclectic vintage scheme. They feature a distressed design that'll suit modern and older homes alike, and are an ideal way of embracing the blue bathroom trend without committing to a full room makeover.
Buy Floorpops Radiance Self Adhesive Floor Tiles from Dunelm
Pack of 9 Mixed Pastel Blue and Pink Victorian Tile Transfers Stickers
Although these stick-on tiles are inspired by traditional Victorian designs, they're actually ideal for updating any type of period home, be it Edwardian, Georgian, Regency or even an old traditional farmhouse. They come in two different sizes, 6×6 or 4×4, and are also totally waterproof, making them a great addition to the space around your bath or sink.
Buy Pack of 9 Mixed Pastel Blue and Pink Victorian Tile Transfers Stickers from Etsy
For more affordable kitchen ideas and decorating inspiration, check out our guide on how to give your kitchen a brand new look on a budget and our favourite self adhesive wallpaper designs.
Thea Jeffreys is the Digital Writer on YourHomeStyle.uk, and is passionate about all things home décor. When she’s not scouring the internet for budget-friendly homeware finds, you’ll find her writing about the latest interior trends and handy upcycling tricks.