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16 Great Peel and Stick Kitchen Backsplashes

A quick and easy DIY way to change the look of your kitchen is with backsplash. Peel and stick backsplashes are easy to install, affordable and can make your kitchen look totally renovated.

Peel and stick backsplash on wall with plant in front

One of the advantages of peel and stick backsplashes is that they’re so easy to install. You don’t need any special tools – you just peel off the backing and stick them on the wall.

The only tricky part is measuring and cutting. Sometimes you’ll have to cut some of them to fit the space, and then get them aligned with the other sections of backsplash. But this just takes some patience.


A self-adhesive liner can make the whole job look nicer and cover imperfect edges. Then you don’t have to fuss so much over getting the tiles cut and aligned perfectly. And a dremel with a diamond bit can help with cutting.


Another nice thing about these is that they come in so many colors, patterns and materials, including vinyl, glass, metal and tile. Pick a design that matches your existing decor or one that adds some color to that all-white kitchen you thought looked so fresh a couple of years ago.

The downside is that peel and stick backsplashes may not be as durable as traditional ones, and sometimes heat and humidity will cause the adhesive to fail. Adding some extra adhesive when you install them is a good preventative measure.

If they do start to come off from moisture over time, you can always add more adhesive then and reapply.

What to Look For in Tile Backsplashes

Here’s what I looked at in reviews while selecting these (read how we pick products):

Do they look like real tile? Some are just flat vinyl prints that don’t feel like actual 3D tiles at all or reflect light like tile does. I didn’t include any of those.

Do they stick? If I saw consistent complaints about them not sticking, I didn’t include them.

Are they hard to apply? With any of these, some measuring and patience is required. But if there are a lot of complaints about getting them to line up – or mentions of them not being the size they claim – I skipped them.

Style and Color. You probably have an idea what sort of color you want, but you’ll also need to choose a style. These backsplash tiles mimic several tile styles: subway, arabesque, mosaic, herringbone or chevron, etc.

Peel and Stick Backsplashes for Kitchens