If some of you are dreaming of refreshing the decoration of their kitchen with more style, you might like this post! My Parisian kitchen is extremely narrow — not a paradise for a food blogger! When I was proposed to give “Smart Tiles” a try, I though it could be a great opportunity to get some fun and put some color in this kitchen that used to look like a chemistry lab more than a convivial cooking place. The Smart Tiles are decorative adhesive tiles that are easy to install above existing tiles and simple to remove. Since I’m missing the US, I jumped in and had fun revamping this kitchen with a “New-York” theme, and here’s the result !
The tiles are rather easy to install, provided you are patient and meticulous.
1- First, you’ll need to clean and dry cautiously the surface you want to apply the tiles on. These tiles are not made to resist heat and water, so you can’t use them as a tablemat or in a shower. Though, you can totally stick them on a tiled wall or any other decoration item.
2 – Then, it is better to mesure the quantity of tiles you will need to cover the surface, without forgeting corners, or irregularities on the original tiles wall, that is not always perfectly straight.
3- Next step is: cutting the tiles according to your mesures, preferably with a cutter and a steel ruler.
4- Last step is probably the trickiest because you’ll have to stick the tiles very precisely, respecting all the lines, and avoiding air bubbles. My advice is to start with a corner, and progressively stick the rest of the tiles while chasing the air bubbles with the hand.
And here is the result! I must confess I moaned a little during the sticking part, but I’m rather happy about the result, because after all, I don’t have any special skill at this kind of manual work. And speaking overall, it was pretty easy to install. The red tiles were shinier than I expected, but at least the color splash is there, and this kitchen looks totally New-York!
If you wish to have a look at the different styles of smart tiles, you can visit their website or click on the image below :)