The use of kitchen vinyl has been used in my family for ages, and recently I started using them over the flooring in my cabinets. Mainly because it would be easier for me to clean any spills and it would protect the wood below from rot, if God forbid stuff spilled and penetrated the ply, staining it and making it an eyesore. You can call it one of my cleaning life hacks; I want my routine to be as stress-free as possible (house cleaning hacks). The first place though I want to install these kitchen vinyl tiles would be under the sink; I feel like it’s the first place that deserves this floor makeover. What I did was choose a design that was simple and easy to clean and could hide dirt (if you know what I mean, home decor hacks come through). Of course, this is what works for me, get something that works for you! I want to open my kitchen cabinet in front of my guests and not be embarrassed because it is pure chaos in there.
What you will need: Vinyl tiles (your preference) A sharp blade (XACTO) Ruler Pencil Measuring tape
What to do: So by now, you should have measured the floor space that will be covered and enough tiles purchased to complete the job correctly. Next get a damp cloth and clean off any dust and grime from the surface so when your tiles go on it won’t impede the adhesive. Start by removing the covering on the vinyl carefully and starting from the most visible corner start the installation, remember to press down firmly to ensure that the tile perfectly adheres to its intended surface. Continue this process until you can’t cover another area with a whole tile. Now it’s time to measure and cut the exact pieces out for the smaller spaces on the floor. These spaces should be at the back of the cabinet and the outer most edges. Flip the tile over and transfer the measurement you got from the area to the tile that has already been applied and make the necessary markings. Using a ruler keep the lines straight and use the ruler to begin the initial cut in the tile body. Next, remove the ruler and run the blade down again to encourage a beautifully sharp, cleanly separated tile. You can gently bend the tile to help it snap into two pieces, and there you have it, the part that’s needed to complete the tiling. Continue this process until everything is covered, press down on the tiles to remove any air bubbles. Congratulations you did your floor project like a pro!
The best kind of kitchen sink is the one that’s tiled underneath it!
cheap kitchen decor for flooring under the sink. | Burnished tiles chosen for the project.
kitchen rules indicate that you should clean the surface before the tiles are laid.
Removing the adhesive carefully for installation.
Kitchen tile placed from the bottom corner to the outer edge.
Press down to make sure that it is firmly stuck to the floor surface.
Cover the most visible part of the flooring under the sink first.
Measure how much is needed to complete the space at the back of the floor.
Use tile to transfer the measurement for exact cutting.
Use a flat ruler and a pencil and draw the area that you will cut from the whole tile.
Without moving the ruler, use the Xacto blade and begin your cut.
Now that you have the groove line cut, finish off the separation.
Gently bend the tile to help it come apart.
Successful cutting of a whole tile for one part of the space under the sink.
Looking good! The floor under the sink looks better than it did before!