It’s true- most people have heard of vinyl peel and stick tile. We both have used it in our homes in the past. But, what’s also true, is that most people have never thought to create an awesome herringbone pattern with that tile! These tiles are ridiculously easy to cut which makes it the perfect material to go crazy with pattern! We have to say that this floor is one of our favorite projects to date- we transformed this dated floor into an expensive, slate-look-alike.
To say this flooring was dated would be the under-statement of the year. It was yellow and green and oh so bad! Even though the kitchen was tiny, we didn’t have enough money or time to go with real slate tile.
Instead, we got our DIY on…
Lowe’s sells lots of vinyl peel and stick tile and while it does actually look like stone, when installed the traditional way it looks good, but doesn’t have a big wow factor…
So, we had an idea… This flooring comes in 18×18 tiles- we decided to cut each tile down into three 6″ strips per tile. Vinyl flooring cuts easily with a utility knife- Just score it and then fold it to divide.
We cut down all of our tile into strips and then measured to find the center point of the floor.
We used a chalk line to snap a guide for us to follow.
Then, to give it a unique and high-end look, we laid the tile in a herringbone pattern.
You just make “L’s” over and over again. It’s one of the easiest patterns to do!
How’s that for a before and after??
And, honestly… these pics don’t even do it justice!
You definitely have to watch this segment of the episode! (Here
I honestly was amazed and how good we made inexpensive vinyl look. It’s like it was all dressed up for prom or something! Fancy!
Changing out the flooring played a big part in making this tiny kitchen renovation complete!
No one would ever guess that this flooring was installed with some of the cheapest materials on the market! Changing the shape of the tile and the installation layout gave us amazing style, without the expensive price tag!
Click HERE to see the other projects in this kitchen renovation
Click HERE to watch this episode online!