How to upgrade your bathroom floor with tile stickers

Bathroom floor seen better days? Pick up some bathroom tile stickers for a cheap, easy and effective spring update

Bathroom with tile sticker flooring
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Looking for a really quick (and cheap) way to update your bathroom floor? Surprise, surprise, we have an answer for you. You know we are all about those affordable updates, so here we are going to show you how you can use bathroom tile stickers to give your bathroom floor a whole new look, without spending a ton.

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Bathroom with shower enclosure, patterned floor tiles and a pink wooden basin unit

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Are stick on tiles waterproof?

You can get these tiles wet – which is ideal if they are going to be sat on your bathroom floor – but in saying that, you will better protect the floor underneath the stick on tile by limiting the amount of water they are exposed to. Ensuring you have a lovely bath mat out at all times and that your shower curtain stays well in use is an easy way to help keep water at bay.

Whether you're looking for easy grey tile stickers, classic bathroom blue, crisp white or even for a bit of texture, just keep scrolling to find out how you can create the best looking results. And without further ado, this is how to use tile stickers in your bathroom.

You will need:

Step one: clean your floor tiles 

And we mean clean them. Sweep or hoover first to make sure you have got rid of any dust and dirt and then go in with a mop and floor cleaner. Wait for your floor to dry before laying any of the tile stickers. 

Step two: plan your layout

Before you get straight in with sticking down the floor tiles, plan where each tile is going to go. We wouldn't recommend just starting to lay your tiles along one wall and work from there – your wall might not be straight or you might end up having to chop up your tiles when you reach the other side of the room which will just look uneven. Start in the centre of the floor and work outwards, aligning all the tiles before starting to stick them down. 

Don't cut any tiles until you have laid all the ones that can stay whole as you might find the sizes of the gaps have changed. 

Top tip: avoid leaving tiny gaps when you reach the skirting as even if you cut a bit of tile to fit, it won't look polished. Really take your time right the layout right as it will pay to be patient. 

Step three: start sticking

Once you have decided where each of your tiles is going to go, start sticking. Start in the centre and work outwards, leaving any tiles you will have to cut until last. Peel the paper off the back of the first tile and press the top edge onto the floor, then lower the rest of the tile, smoothing it out as you go. You can use a squeegee here if you want to. Repeat the process for each tile.

One the whole floor is covered, go over them all again with a squeegee, or just your hand a dry cloth and make sure everything is flat and secure. Then just stand back and admire your new budget-friendly flooring. 

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