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The Pros And Cons of Using Peel-And-Stick Tile Outdoors
Peel-and-stick tiles have an adhesive backing that allows for easy removal if you want to update your design, but they are only ideal for some exterior areas of your home.
Most peel-and-stick tiles will tarnish or warp if exposed to intense UV rays and moisture, so they are better suited to covered patios, porches, sheds, and sunrooms.
Choose tiles that can withstand both hot and cold conditions. If temperatures can get extreme in your area, pick an epoxy-based backing that will bond firmly.
Tiles can cover stains and oil spots, but ensure the surface is clean before sticking. They'll last longer and adhere better when installed on flat, dry hardwood or concrete.
Avoid attaching tiles on bumpy, broken, or cracked surfaces as they won't stick firmly, and don't use them near the fire pit, as excessive heat will result in loose backing.
Adding a layer of concrete sealer or primer will secure adhesion between the backing and the concrete subfloor. Use a roller to ensure all tiles attach uniformly and firmly.
Choose a sunny, low-humidity day for your DIY installation, and give the space at least 24 hours for the backing to adhere fully before walking on it.