a good tile for accents in campers

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  1. penny

    penny Active Member

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    I usually put some kind of peel and stick tile behind the stove and sink. Our new camper, as most, didn't come with any grease/water/ick protection. I've found a nice (but pricey) tile that works really well in this spot. it is real stone, shaved into thin layers, bonded to a resin, then fiberglass baking. I like the way it looks and it is easy to install. It is not cheap. at $16 a sq. ft, I hesitated. but Lowes has it for $47 for 4 sq ft. still spensive, but I only needed one package to do this

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    It is "Aspect weathered quartz peel and stick backsplash" they really give the look of contemporary stacked stone.

    My husband said not to get the "gummy jellie stick on tiles"
    they are fine with me, but I like these better. I think I now officially like my camper better than my house.
     
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  2. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Looks really nice, you did a good job putting it up too. Always nice to get thru with a job and see how nice it looks. God Luck and happy Camping
     
  3. xxxapache

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    Looks nice
     
  4. penny

    penny Active Member

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    thanks! I guess it's a sign of longing to go camping.
     
  5. JunieB

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    I wonder if anyone has tried the vinyl flooring as a backboard cover instead, in a camper. Some of those have nice designs. Can't hurt to try, and possiblya less weighty than a tile. We PUPers don't get to have backsplashes usually-- it's called canvas.
     
  6. Sjm9911

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    It looks great.
     
  7. penny

    penny Active Member

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    thanks, I thought about vinyl tile too, and in fact once used it for a bit of countertop that covered a folding shower in a pop up we had. it didn't stick as well to a vertical surface as it does to a floor. the stuff I bought isn't really tile, it isn't heavy at all, it is about equal or lighter than a vinyl floor tile. the "rock" is fractions of a millimeter thick and bonded to a sticky backing.

    I know what you mean about canvas backsplash! all my pop us have had the clear window material behind the stove though. and that's easily wiped clean!
     
  8. JunieB

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    It looks very nice, by the way.
     
  9. neighbormike

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    That is much nicer looking than the crap the manufacturers are using in a lot of trailers!
     
  10. penny

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    thanks! This is the first camper we have bought that doesn't have major things to fix. We have always bought old ones and at least updated the interior. With a 2016 in like new condition, I find myself just fiddling around out there, looking for ways to improve it. It is a hobby at this point. no leaks, everything works, plenty of room, etc.

    at first I didn't like the layout of a table in front of a sofa type seating area. Now I do like it. it gives a larger feel to the space that might feel too crowded with a typical dinette arrangement. I've given up the idea of changing the bed to a fold out bed. I think someday we will change the kitchen counter top, as it is the same cheap particle board with vinyl coating. but I won't do that till it's necessary.

    I'd much rather be CAMPING in it!
     
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