Peel-N-Stick Vinyl Flooring – DIY EASY

This was done in an RV, but as a previous home owner, I wish I had thought of this for bathrooms, closets, laundry rooms, hallways, or anywhere I wanted an update that won’t cost an arm and a leg. This has held up better than my hardwood floors that were installed in my previous home (although: resale value in a home is something to consider when investing time and money in a project).

DIY flooring (approximate time: 5 hours total):

1.) Configure square footage – I ordered 6 boxes with 10 vinyl planks each to do floor, bathroom and an accent wall by the bunk beds (total = $120) off eBay (self-adhesive vinyl planks hardwood wood Peel’ N Stick Floor Tiles – 10 pieces) in silver spruce for about a 24′ long RV x 7’8″ wide (at max for flooring installments).

2.) Ruler

3.) Exacto knife or paper cutter (scissors will work just not as precise or clean of cuts with the scissors I had).

I was able to install all flooring onto of previous flooring in less than 5 hours over a 2 day period. The bathroom and accent wall took the longest due to more detailed measurements for cutting. I did clean the original flooring as thoroughly as possible, but not to the extent of buying any new cleaners. Then, I laid out sections at a time, peeled the plank following the instructions, and stuck the new flooring right onto the previous vinyl flooring and couldn’t be happier with the end product! I bought this flooring on eBay and it has been wonderful. It survived the hot TX summer, has held up to full-time RV living, the dog’s claws have done no damage, dirt is not very noticeable (determining factor in picking silver spruce color), holds up to generic cleaning chemicals, and survives my cooking spills. I highly recommend something where the flooring says water will not be absorbed. Any comments, suggestions or questions welcomed. I chose this flooring for the RV because of cost and the slide-out can function properly without tearing anything up since it’s thin enough but still acts as another layer of insulation.

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During:

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After:

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Accent wall (by bathroom door and where bunk beds used to be – now storage for clothes, camping gear, climbing gear, vacuum and camera with one bed remaining for guests):

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DIY Backsplash

When I moved into the RV I intended to update on a budget. I also needed something durable for bumpy roads, super easy to install (due to limited tools & knowledge), cheap, and no special cleaning requirements (because of limited storage I wanted all my updates to be cleaned with one cleaner).

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Supply list:

2 hours, regular scissors, $65.99 (purchased on eBay: Smart Tiles Mosaic Self Adhesive Plastic tiles 12 pack- covered whole area with some room for error),  leveler, ruler & pencil to cut the lines straight.

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* I included the below pictures to show where I did have to cut through the backsplash with scissors to fit the space from various distances. I did not pre-plan. I would recommend laying them out and this could be avoided.

End results (including paint updates and decorations):  


The backsplash my first update because I rushed for something easy I could do by myself to make it feel like I was making progress. I was very particular on the order of my updates after this because I wanted cleanup to be easy and didn’t want to paint on anything new. I would recommend the backsplash after painting walls and/or cabinets because I ended up getting paint splatters on it when I painted the cabinets. It has held up great through the Texas summer, cleaning with all purpose cleaner, and is aesthetically appealing.