Tips on Using Old Peel And Stick Floor Tiles Again

Peel and stick floor tiles are very easy to install for ordinary homeowners who are recommended to use the self-explanatory method that is no more difficult than applying a decal or sticker. Few people know that if carefully maintained and taken off, peel and stick floor tiles can be used again. For example, if your floor has been damaged and requires tile removal for some time, or you like your old tiles so much that you would like to move them to another area. So, reuse of peel and stick tiles is a really beneficial project for any home do-it-yourself enthusiast.

In this way, if you have this sort of tiles and wish to use them you are advised to follow the next instructions.

1. Each time you will need to heat only one tile with a hair dryer in order to loosen the adhesive that held it in place. Don't be in a hurry for soft vinyl tiles not to melt. Once the tile becomes loose, pry it with a putty knife to loosen the edges and corners.

2. The adhesive can be easily separate from the tile by sliding a putty knife under it. This tool can be also used for lifting them away from the floor. The whole process can be started from the doorway moving towards the opposite wall. The first tiles are expected to be the most difficult because you will have to break the surface of the floor, but don't stop the process. Continue thorough heating of the tiles with the hair dryer to simplify their removal by loosening the adhesive on them.

3. You are recommended to use acrylic remover, for instance, Smith-Nephew Remove or 3M General Adhesive Remover. Apply it to the glue underneath each tile to properly clean the bottom of the surface. If you remove the original adhesive thoroughly from beneath the tiles, you will be able to complete a good and clean re-application. Next, the remover should be thoroughly wiped from beneath the tiles with a soft clean rag, otherwise this remover will weaken the re-application glue.

4. Further you will need to spread a floor tile glue on the bottom of the tiles. The glue should be designed especially for this purpose. It can be thick cement, for instance, Henry Adhesive that is perfect for heavy and large tiles, while UltraProFlex SP (more flexible) is better for smaller and lighter floor tiles.

5. Now it's high time for the peel and stick floor tiles to be placed down on the floor. Press them down evenly and heavily for about ten minutes until the glue sticks tightly. You can put some kind of weight on top of the tiles, such as cinder-blocks, bricks, and a stack of heavy books or any large and heavy objects. But don't weigh tiles down with your legs, furniture pieces, dents or appliances. When weighing the tiles down, any excess cement or glue should be wiped off from the edges with a clean soft cloth. Peel and stick floor tiles are specially designed to simplify your installation project even if you have never done this before. Everything you will need is to follow a self-explanatory method.

As you can see, peel and stick floor tiles are not only convenient to install and use but can also save a lot of your money providing a nice design to the area.