The Best Peel and Stick Tiles for Easy Renovations

The Smart Tiles Mosaik Metro collection is our top choice

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Best Peel and Stick Tiles

The Spruce / Chloe Jeong

Peel-and-stick tiles offer an affordable, DIY solution to sprucing up your backsplash, walls, floors, or fireplace. "You can find tiles in thin sheets (almost like contact paper), heavy-duty vinyl (user-friendly), and even individual peel-and-stick ceramic tiles," Carlie Rice of Havenly.

We researched designs for every application, including various materials, shapes, and sizes. Our number one pick is the Smart Tiles Mosaik Metro collection, a classic subway-style stick-on tile available in 19 tasteful hues.

Check out the best peel-and-stick tiles below.

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Smart Tiles Mosaik Metro Peel and Stick Self-Adhesive Decorative Tile

Mosaik Metro Peel and Stick Self-Adhesive Decorative Tile
Courtesy of Amazon.
What We Like
  • Easy to use

  • Water- and heat-resistant

  • 19 colors available

What We Don't Like
  • Not suitable for floors or showers

  • Takes 48 hours to cure

The Smart Tiles Mosaik Metro collection is a timeless subway-style stick-on tile. It's available in 19 colors ranging from classic white and dove gray to glossy black and blush. The three-dimensional rectangles are made of vinyl and designed to look like glazed porcelain.

As a water-resistant, heat-resistant material, they're perfect for kitchen backsplashes, bathroom vanities, and most walls throughout the home. However, these peel-and-stick tiles aren't suitable for floors or showers.

Each piece measures 11.5 x 8.5 inches and features eight staggered tiles. Applying them is super easy—just peel off the backing, line it up, and press it firmly against the wall. While you don't need any additional glue, you'll want to allow 48 hours for the adhesive to fully cure.

Price at time of publish: $26 for 2.21 square feet

Type: Wall, backsplash | Material: Vinyl | Design: Solid/brick-lay | Colors: 19 available | Dimensions: 11.5 x 8.5 inches

Best Budget: Art3d 10-Sheet Peel and Stick Tile Backsplash

Courtesy of Amazon
What We Like
  • Reasonably priced

  • Water- and heat-resistant

  • Easy to wipe clean

What We Don't Like
  • Not suitable for floors

If you're looking to spend a little less per square foot, Art3d is an excellent choice. The classic subway-style design is available in neutrals, including black, white, and beige, as well as statement hues like mint and blue.

This peel-and-stick backsplash is made of water-resistant, easy-to-wipe-clean vinyl. Both the surface and adhesive are also resistant to heat, so you won't have to worry about placing it above your stovetop. In addition to kitchen backsplashes, it can be installed on the walls of laundry rooms, mudrooms, or bathrooms.

Price at time of publish: $33 for 8.2 square feet

Type: Wall, backsplash | Material: Vinyl | Design: Solid/brick-lay | Colors: Black, beige, blue, white, gray, teal | Dimensions: 12 x 12 inches

Best Stone: Peel&Stick Mosaics Stacked Multi-Finish Natural Stone Linear Wall Tile

Stacked Multi-Finish Natural Stone Linear Wall Tile
Courtesy of Lowe's.
What We Like
  • Real stone

  • Three-dimensional texture

  • Strong adhesive

What We Don't Like
  • Slightly brittle

  • Hard to remove

These stick-on tiles from Peel&Stick Mosaics are made of real stone and feature an authentic stacked layout with a three-dimensional texture. You can choose from sandy travertine or carrara, a white marble with smoky gray veins.

The strong adhesive backing sticks to any wall surface, and you can count on it to stay put. That said, since these sheets are thin, the stone is slightly brittle and prone to chipping. This also makes them somewhat tricky to remove and reposition.

Price at time of publish: $13 per square foot

Type: Wall, backsplash | Material: Natural stone | Design: Linear/textured | Colors: Travertine, carrara | Dimensions: 11.5 x 11 inches

Best Glass: Abolos Reflections Diamond Mirrored Glass Subway Peel & Stick Wall Tile

Courtesy of The Home Depot
What We Like
  • Glamorous appeal

  • Reflective mirrored finish

  • Suitable for damp areas

What We Don't Like
  • Requires frequent cleaning

For a more glamorous vibe, consider adhesive glass tile. The Abolos Reflections collection features three-dimensional pieces with beveled edges made of real glass in a brick-lay (subway) formation.

You can choose from silver or blue, each with a polished diamond-grade backing that creates a highly reflective mirrored finish. Suitable for damp areas, these peel-and-stick tiles are great for bathroom vanity walls and backsplashes. But like any mirror near a sink, they'll require frequent cleaning.

Price at time of publish: $13 per square foot

Type: Wall, backsplash | Material: Glass | Design: Brick-lay/beveled | Colors: Silver, blue | Dimensions: 3 x 6 inches

Best Porcelain: ACP Aspect Collage Peel and Stick Square Porcelain Mosaic Backsplash Wall Tile Kit with Trim

Aspect Collage Peel and Stick Square Porcelain Mosaic Backsplash Wall Tile Kit with Trim
Courtesy of Amazon.
What We Like
  • Versatile bone finish

  • Easy to clean

  • Recycled materials

What We Don't Like
  • Not real porcelain

  • Not suitable for floors

If you're partial to porcelain, Aspect might be your best bet. This adhesive mosaic tile features a versatile, multi-tone bone finish and a uniform square layout that looks striking on bathroom walls, vanities, and kitchen backsplashes.

We should note the tile isn't real porcelain. It's composite with a synthetic veneer, both of which are sourced from recycled materials. The finished surface resists moisture damage and wipes down easily with soapy water.

Price at time of publish: $11 per square foot

Type: Wall, backsplash | Material: Composite, synthetic veneer | Design: Square | Colors: Bone | Dimensions: 6 x 12 inches

Best Metal: SpeedTiles Penny Brushed Metal Round Peel & Stick Wall Tile

Penny Brushed Metal Round Peel & Stick Wall Tile
Courtesy of Amazon.
What We Like
  • Small-scale design

  • Four finishes available

  • Suitable for wet areas

What We Don't Like
  • Not suitable for floors

  • Requires grout

Have you considered metal tile? The Brushed Penny collection from SpeedTiles is made of real metal and features small round tiles roughly the size of pennies—but copper isn't your only option.

You can also get gunmetal black (graphite), chrome, or stark white. Just a heads up, unlike most stick-on tiles, these call for grout. While it's a slightly more involved DIY project, you can expect impressive results. Also, these tiles are suitable for wet areas, so you can install them in a shower.

Price at time of publish: $84 for 5.98 square feet

Type: Wall, backsplash, shower | Material: Metal | Design: Round/penny | Colors: Copper, graphite, chrome, white | Dimensions: 12 x 12 inches

Best Concrete: Tilebar Railroad LPS Solid Core Peel & Stick Self Adhesive Concrete Look Mosaic Tile

Railroad LPS Solid Core Peel & Stick Self Adhesive Concrete Look Mosaic Tile
Courtesy of Tilebar.
What We Like
  • Industrial-chic aesthetic

  • Multitone, textured finish

  • Realistic-looking

What We Don't Like
  • Not real concrete

  • Not suitable for floors

If you're drawn to the industrial-chic concrete look, Tilebar's Railroad collection might be right up your alley. These peel-and-stick wall tiles come in six multi-tone colors with a textured finish, including multiple shades of gray, a silvery hue, and warm, brick-like terracotta.

While they're made of vinyl rather than real concrete, the untrained eye won't be able to tell the difference. And although the material isn't suitable for floors, you can install these tiles on any wall in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, mudroom, stairwell—you name it.

Price at time of publish: $11 per square foot

Type: Wall, backsplash | Material: Vinyl | Design: Stacked/textured | Colors: Gray, greige, silver, terracotta | Dimensions: 12 x 12 inches

Best Hexagon: StickGoo Peel and Stick Self-Adhesive Hexagon Mosaic Tiles

Peel and Stick Self-Adhesive Hexagon Mosaic Tiles
Courtesy of Amazon.
What We Like
  • Realistic marbled finishes

  • Suitable for wet areas

  • Strong adhesive

What We Don't Like
  • Not suitable for floors

We also like StickGoo's Hexagon Mosaic Tiles. These stick-on wall decals are made of vinyl and metal to create realistic-looking marbled finishes with metallic and wood-grain accents.

The pieces are super easy to cut to size with a utility knife, and the strong adhesive backing promises to hold up for at least two years—likely longer. These geometric tiles are also waterproof and heat-resistant, making them an ideal choice for kitchen backsplashes and bathrooms.

Price at time of publish: $57 for 10 square feet

Type: Wall, backsplash | Material: Vinyl, metal | Design: Hexagon/geometric | Colors: White marble, wood grain, dark brown, graffiti, gray/white, white/gold, white/silver | Dimensions: 12 x 12 inches

Best for Floors: FloorPops! Peel and Stick Virgin Vinyl Floor Tiles

Peel and Stick Virgin Vinyl Floor Tiles
Courtesy of FloorPops.
What We Like
  • Over 50 design choices

  • Water-resistant

  • Washable

What We Don't Like
  • Not suitable for walls

  • Doesn't work on grouted or floating laminate

While many peel-and-stick tiles aren't suitable for floors, FloorPops was made for this exact purpose. The vinyl pieces come in over 50 designs ranging from classic black-and-white checks and hexagon mosaics to faux brick and mini floral motifs.

The material is water-resistant and washable, so you can mop it as needed. This DIY floor-covering solution can be applied over most existing materials, though the brand says it won't secure as well to grouted tiles and floating wood laminate.

Price at time of publish: $13 for 10 square feet

Type: Floor | Material: Vinyl | Design: Various | Colors: Various | Dimensions: 6 x 6 inches, 12 x 12 inches

Best for Bathrooms: Tic Tac Tiles Thicker Peel and Stick Square Wall Tile Backsplash

Thicker Peel and Stick Square Wall Tile Backsplash
Courtesy of Amazon.
What We Like
  • Three-dimensional squares

  • Realistic-looking grout

  • Suitable for wet/humid areas

What We Don't Like
  • Hard to cut

  • Difficult to reposition

Tic Tac Tiles are great for bathrooms. This line of thick, three-dimensional square tiles features realistic-looking faux grout and a glossy finish in your choice of black, travertine-inspired beige, or marbled brown.

Suitable for wet and humid areas, these vinyl pieces are perfect for vanity backsplashes, tub surrounds, and bathroom walls. However, due to the thickness of the material and the extra-sticky adhesive, they're a little hard to cut and can be tricky to reposition if you don't line them up perfectly straight the first time.

Price at time of publish: $33 for 6.94 square feet

Type: Wall, backsplash | Material: Vinyl | Design: Square | Colors: Black, brown, beige | Dimensions: 12 x 12 inches

Best for Fireplaces: Tic Tac Tiles Natural Stone Peel & Stick Mosaic Tile

Natural Stone Peel & Stick Mosaic Tile
Courtesy of Wayfair.
What We Like
  • Real stone

  • Nine natural colors

  • Heat- and humidity-resistant

What We Don't Like
  • Must be cut with saw

These DIY-friendly Tic Tac Tiles Natural Stone Peel & Stick Tiles are just the thing for fireplace surrounds. Unlike most products in the peel-and-stick category, they're made of real stone and come in your choice of nine hues ranging from oyster gray to natural white to silvery pearl.

We should note you'll have to cut the pieces with a saw. But once you have them sized, the self-adhesive backing makes them incredibly easy to apply. Thanks to the heat- and humidity-resistant design, you can count on them to last multiple years, even with frequent fireplace use.

Price at time of publish: $45 for 4 square feet

Type: Wall, backsplash, fireplace | Material: Natural stone | Design: Stacked/textured | Colors: Gray, beige, sand, white, charcoal, brown, silver | Dimensions: 6 x 24 inches

Final Verdict

Our top choice is the Smart Tiles Mosaik Metro Peel and Stick Tile. Made of easy-to-clean, heat-resistant vinyl, these self-adhesive tiles boast a timeless subway-style design perfect for backsplashes and accent walls. But if you're looking for a floor-covering solution, FloorPops! Peel and Stick Vinyl Floor Tiles are your best bet.

What to Look For When Buying Peel-and-Stick Tiles

Type and use

Peel-and-stick tiles aren't solely reserved for backsplashes, like the Art3d 10-Sheet Peel and Stick Tile Backsplash. They're also great for bathroom sink vanities, shower walls, fireplace surrounds, flooring, and even pool decks, as well as accent walls in mudrooms, laundry rooms, sunrooms, stairwells, and studios.

"There are so many different options," says Rice. "It really depends on your budget, style, and where you plan on using the tiles." Having said that, not all stick-on tiles are suitable for every purpose. Before buying anything, make sure the material you're considering is intended for the space where you plan to put it and the surface you plan to stick it to.

Material

You can get peel-and-stick tiles in various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, glass, marble, natural stone, and vinyl. Some are made of the actual material they claim to be, like Peel&Stick Mosaics Stacked Stone Wall Tile and Abolos Reflections Mirrored Glass Peel & Stick Tile. However, many are made of vinyl and only designed to mimic the appearance of the real thing, such as Aspect Peel and Stick Porcelain Mosaic Backsplash.

Durability

When browsing options, make sure the material is suitable for the room you plan to install it. Why? Tiles applied to walls in a bathroom or kitchen will have different requirements than those used for something like an entryway accent wall.

Look for materials that can handle changes in temperature and water or steam exposure for tiles being installed in areas more prone to heavy use. "For peel-and-stick tiles in a bathroom, for example, you might want them to be waterproof," says Rice. (StickGoo Self-Adhesive Hexagon Mosaic Tiles are an excellent choice for moisture-prone zones.) In rooms with atmospheres that don't fluctuate as much, consider easy-to-clean tiles that match the rest of the decor.

Design

No matter which room is being outfitted with peel-and-stick tiles, there's a design out there that'll complement its color palette and theme. Metallic finishes, pearlescent sheens, and matte hues are widely available. The shapes of the available tiles vary widely, too, whether you want classic brick-lay rectangles, hexagons, or penny tiles, like ​​SpeedTiles Brushed Metal Round Peel & Stick Tile.

"You can add white subway tile as a renter-friendly kitchen backsplash, transform your fireplace with a marble accent, give your dated staircase a makeover with a pop of pattern on the risers, or even reimagine the previous owner's bright pink powder room flooring with a fresh, modern hexagon tile," says Rice.

Size

Pay attention to the size as well. Beyond the size of the individual tiles, note the dimensions of each self-adhesive sheet or piece, which might have anywhere from eight to 50 tiles on it, depending on the scale.

You'll need to cut a portion of the pieces to fit the surface you're applying them to. Some are easy to cut with a utility knife, while others may require a saw, like Tic Tac Tiles Natural Stone Peel & Stick Mosaic Tile.

FAQ
  • Do peel-and-stick tiles work?

    Absolutely! Generally speaking, peel-and-stick tiles do what they claim to. The pieces have a self-adhesive backing that sticks to various surfaces until you're ready to remove them. While stick-on tiles won't last as long as the traditional grouted variety, they offer a practical solution to sprucing up your space with limited time and money.

  • How long do peel-and-stick tiles last?

    With proper installation and maintenance, peel-and-stick tiles can last anywhere from two years to upwards of a decade. In rooms where they're exposed to more intense temperatures and moisture levels, replacements are needed much more frequently (usually every couple of years). Some are specifically designed to hold up under high heat and humidity, be sure to check this critical detail when shopping around.

  • Can peel-and-stick tile get wet?

    Temporarily, yes. Peel-and-stick tiles can withstand spills and occasional moisture exposure, but they should be cleaned quickly. Some options are more durable than others and can handle being in bathrooms or routine mopping while others may be more susceptible to damage. For the most accurate description of what a specific peel-and-stick tile can handle, check with the brand you are purchasing from.

  • Is peel-and-stick tile worth it?

    This comes down to personal preferences and priorities. In terms of comfort, visual appearance, and ease of installation, peel-and-stick tiles can be a great choice for many homes. For maximum durability and a more permanent, long-term solution for walls and floors, other tile types may be more suitable.

  • Does peel-and-stick tile need grout?

    In most cases, peel-and-stick tile doesn't require any grout. Designed to be very DIY-friendly, you just remove the backing to reveal the adhesive and press it onto the intended surface. That said, some options do call for grout, which adds an extra step. Double-check the product description to confirm whether the stick-on tile you're buying is grout-free.

Why Trust The Spruce?

Theresa Holland is a commerce writer specializing in home improvement and lifestyle. For this story, she interviewed Carlie Rice, social media manager at Havenly, an online studio offering personalized interior design services. She considered dozens of peel-and-stick tiles from various brands, narrowing it down to high-quality, user-friendly designs that look as good as traditional tile. Theresa has been contributing to The Spruce since 2019, covering home decor, cleaning supplies, and organizational solutions.

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