Self-Adhesive Backsplashes

Get all the info you'll need on self-adhesive backsplashes, and prepare to add an easy-to-install, efficient and attractive backsplash in your home.


By: Sean McEvoy

Whether it's time for a new backsplash or the radical re-facing of an existing one, any homeowner in search of an efficient and easy-to-install option should explore self-adhesive backsplashes.

Gorgeous Kitchen Backsplash Options and Ideas

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Stainless Steel Backsplash & Red Kitchen Cabinets


Kim Alexandriuk

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Modern Kitchen With Purple Wall, LED Lighting and Quartz Counter

Farmhouse Sink Area in Cottage Kitchen


Rustic Transitional Kitchen

Kitchen With Green Tile Backsplash and Wine Racks

Old World Kitchen With Nailhead Accents

Photo By: Photo Credit: Edward Addeo © Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) View original photo.


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Smoky Gray Subway Tile in White Kitchen


Elizabeth Tranberg

Contemporary Kitchen with Metallic Tile Backsplash

Green Glass Tile Backsplash in Modern Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen With Multicolor Tile Backsplash


Nomita Joshi Gupta



John Colaneri

Transitional Kitchen With a Stainless Steel Island and Green Backsplash


John Colaneri

Sleek Contemporary Kitchen With Photo Backsplash

Traditional Kitchen With Dark Wood Island

Black and White Kitchen With Stainless Steel Stove


Eclectic Kitchen With Stone Countertops and Exotic Pendant Lights


John Colaneri

Contemporary Black Metallic Kitchen With Red and White Bar Chairs

Eclectic Stone Bar With Blue Ceramic Backsplash

Red and Yellow Kitchen Backsplash


Traditional Kitchen With Stainless Steel Range and Yellow Tile Backsplash

Transitional Kitchen With Rustic Table

Contemporary Kitchen With Mosaic Backsplash & Espresso Cabinets

Neutral Kitchen With Gray Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Sparkling Espresso Bar


Photo By: Peter Rymwid

Room to Work

Gray and White Chef's Kitchen With Dot Backsplash

Orange Country-Style Kitchen With Open Shelving

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Modern Kitchen With Wood Cabinets and Mosaic Backsplash


Dorothy Willetts

Detail of Kitchen Range and Microwave UO 2011

Contemporary Kitchen With Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen With Mosaic Tile Backsplash


Barney Maier

Cream & Brown Kitchen With Mosaic Tile Backsplash



John Colaneri

Kitchen With Teal Mosaic Tile Wall

Spacious Gray-Blue Transitional Kitchen


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Contemporary Kitchen With Island Seating




Bright and Fun Green Tiled Backsplash


Gray Mediterranean Kitchen With Open Shelving

Transitional Kitchen With Dark Wood Cabinets and Granite Backsplash

Contemporary White Kitchen With Industrial Barstools

White Transitional Kitchen With Mosaic Tile Backsplash

Modern Apron Sink in White Mid-Century Kitchen


White Transitional Kitchen With Marble Counters and Undermount Sink

White Contemporary Kitchen

Dark Bamboo Cabinets in Contemporary Brown Kitchen

Modern Kitchen With Frosted Glass Cabinets

Mediterranean-Inspired Kitchen With Striped Tile Backsplash

Subway Tile Backsplash With Cabinets

Contemporary Kitchen Cabinets With Green Marble Countertops


Floral Window Shade in Pale Yellow Kitchen

White Kitchen With Blue, Green and Floral Accents

Tiny Traditional Kitchen With Gray Stone Tile Backsplash

Contemporary Kitchen With Green Tile Backsplash



John Colaneri

Green Kitchen With White Farmhouse Sink


John Colaneri

Black Kitchen Cabinets With Copper Range Hood


John Colaneri

Retro Cabinetry



John Colaneri

Traditional White Kitchen With Coffered Ceiling

Reflective Kitchen Backsplash



John Colaneri



John Colaneri

Contemporary Gray Kitchen WIth Glossy Cabinets and Striped Tile

Contemporary Grey Kitchen With Corner Cabinet Lazy Susan

Countertop-to-Ceiling Kitchen Backsplash With Stainless-Steel Open Shelving

Modern Kitchen With Chocolate Brown Cabinets

Mediterranean Kitchen With Blue Backsplash

Colorful Tile Backsplash Gives a Vintage Look

Eclectic Eat-in Kitchen

Kitchen With Repurposed Buffet Table

Small Butler Pantry in Transitional Kitchen

Range Hood and Horizontal Wall Cabinets

White Farmhouse Sink in Country Kitchen

Open Shelving in White Cottage Kitchen

Marble Backsplash Adds Texture in White Transitional Kitchen

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Deep White Sink

Stainless Steel Built-In Kitchen Range and Hood

White Kitchen With Blue-Gray Glass Subway Tile


Tara Benet

Kitchen With Mirrored Backsplash and Marble Countertop

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White Cottage Kitchen With Wet Bar and Built-In Desk


Pro-Quality Stainless Steel Range

Farmhouse Sink in Transitional Green and White Kitchen

White Cottage Style Kitchen With Open Shelving and a Farmhouse Sink

Charming Cottage Kitchen In Classic White

Small Space White Kitchen With Pendant Lights


Kitchen Backsplashes

Learn how to protect your walls with a beautiful kitchen backsplash.

All-in-one self-adhesive backsplash kits generally eliminate the need for labor-intensive cutting, sizing and configuring of backsplash tiles and other materials, and they offer the added benefit of a simple adhesive to secure them to your kitchen's walls. For a quick project to update your kitchen design, a self-adhesive backsplash kit can be the perfect choice.

If you've decided to install a self-adhesive backsplash, your next step will be to determine which materials you'll incorporate into your design. Styles run the gamut, from ceramic and mosaic tile designs to laminate and faux metal. The style you settle on will ultimately be decided by a combination of your personal design aesthetic, your budget, and the overall kitchen design you're attempting to achieve. For a bold design that creates great visual interest, you might opt for mosaic tile in a multi-colored pattern, whereas if you're going for a more high-end, historical look, faux-metal in a punched-tin pattern may be a great choice.

When you've determined the material you want to use for your self-adhesive backsplash, it's time to figure out how much of it you'll need. This can be accomplished simply, by measuring the surface area of the kitchen walls you want to cover with your backsplash. Some homeowners choose to cover the entire area between their countertops and cabinets, others cover only a portion, and still others look to create a striking design with a backsplash that stretches from countertops to ceiling. When you've decided on the amount of backsplash that's right for your kitchen design, calculate the square footage to determine how much self-adhesive backsplash material to purchase.

When it comes to sourcing your self-adhesive backsplash, you'll have several options. Most home improvement stores sell self-adhesive backsplash kits, some of which come with tile already stuck to sheet of adhesive backing; others will allow you to arrange separate sets of tiles on the sticky surface in whatever way you see fit. You can also find these kits at tile specialty stores or from any of a number of online retailers.

Whichever style of self-adhesive backsplash you choose, once you've got it handy, it's time to install your new backsplash. In general, self-adhesive backsplashes are simple to install, but you will need to do a bit of wall preparation prior to installing your new backsplash. It's recommended to clean plaster or drywall with warm, soapy water, let it dry, then repair any cracks or holes and let them dry before you begin applying the self-adhesive backsplash to the walls. Once your walls are prepped, however, the process of applying the self-adhesive backsplash should be as simple as peeling the protective backing away, then gently, carefully and precisely attaching the backsplash to the wall surface.

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