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Peel and Stick Floor Tile: Easy-to-Install Options

Peel and Stick Floor Tile Designs

Greatmats carries a wide range of peel and stick floor tile products that are very easy to install and maintain. This type of flooring is available in luxury finishes that carry a better sense of style than most people expect to find in such an easy-to-use product.

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Stick on Flooring Tiles

Customers may pick among a wide range of visible top layers with these self stick tiles, including
  • carpet
  • artificial grass
  • and vinyl.
The stick vinyl floor squares offer a wide range of finishes, including a wood look with many different stain colors and parquet patterns - as well as faux slate patterns.

How Much Does Peel & Stick Flooring Cost?

Peel and stick floor tile flooring options offer a cheap price per square foot of coverage compared to other options, yet they do not have a cheap feel or design. When properly cared for and maintained, customers can expect to receive several years of performance from these tiles.

Benefits of Self Stick Carpet Tiles

Because many people may struggle to be able to install a carpet roll on their own at home - especially if an underlayment is involved, the manufacturers design carpet squares for a simple DIY project. When making use of peel and stick carpet squares, customers can create a final layout that will resemble a roll of carpeting.

Another advantage of carpet tiles versus carpet rolls is that the tiles typically will have a padded layer at the bottom that’s attached to the top carpet layer. With a roll of carpeting, installers often need to add a roll of padding over the subfloor first before placing the roll of carpet over the top.

Carpet Squares vs. Rolls


Rolls of carpet are extremely heavy, which hinders the ability of a homeowner to perform the install alone for a diy home improvement project. Carpet squares ship in cartons that are far easier to carry to the desired location than a roll.

For those who want to create a pattern in the layout of the carpet tiles, they can order more than one color of carpeting. They then can use the different colors to create the desired pattern. This is not feasible with a roll of carpet, where any pattern would have to be part of the roll at the time of manufacturing.

How Easy Is It To Install Peel & Stick Carpet


Peel and stick carpet tiling does not require installers to add any glue or carpet tack strips before laying out the flooring. The manufacturer pre-applies the adhesive at the factory and then ships the squares with a protective backing layer that guards the adhesive until the installer is ready to affix it to the subfloor.

Do not remove the protective backing until it’s time to perform the installation. Many manufacturers recommend dry laying the tiles in the room with the backing attached before beginning to affix them to the floor.

This allows the customer to see whether any tiles need cutting to go up against a wall or to go around fixed objects. If you are creating a color pattern in the tiles, dry laying them first ensures that everything looks good before attaching the squares to the subfloor.

It is difficult to remove the tiles once they adhere to the subfloor, so make sure everything looks right before removing the backing and starting the install.

Where To Use Carpet Tiles


Carpet tiles are a great choice as a peel and stick floor tile in a bedroom, family room, basement, or office space. They can go directly over
  • concrete
  • an old wood floor
  • old vinyl
  • or old laminate.

Many self-adhesive carpet squares have a low pile height, which simplifies daily cleaning. However, you may be able to find some squares that have a long pile height that’s closer to a shag carpet.

Artificial grass self stick squares are available too, and these work in a similar fashion to the carpet squares.

Benefits of Self Stick Vinyl Tiles

Vinyl is another extremely popular style of peel and stick floor tile. It is just as easy to install as carpet tiles. Vinyl tile flooring is available in multiple solid colors, as well as in faux wood grain and slate designs. Some of the wood or slate designs have a slight texture on the top layer, enhancing the realistic look.

For example, some people may want to recreate the look of a vintage diner in a kitchen or rec room at home, and they can alternate black and white self stick vinyl floor tiles to achieve this look.

These tiles frequently appear in a bathroom, laundry room, living room or basement as well. These are extremely durable tiles that can stand up to multiple use cases. They often have water resistant capabilities, which makes them especially valuable in any locations where spills, leaks, or tracked-in water are possible.

How Easy Is It to Cut Peel & Stick Tile


Should the installer need to cut the self adhesive vinyl floor tiles to fit tightly against a wall, it is easy to cut them with a utility knife and straightedge. These tiles only measure around 1/4 inch or less in thickness, so installers can cut through them quickly without having to use a lot of force.

Vinyl plank flooring is also available with sticky backing to simplify installation.

Common Types of Peel & Stick Floor Tiles

  • Carpet tile
  • Vinyl, faux wood grain
  • Vinyl, faux slate
  • LVT laminate
  • Artificial grass