What Backsplash Tiles Can Be Installed in a RV?
You own a motor home, commonly called a RV, but you find your kitchen and bathroom interior design a little bit old-fashioned.
With the constraints of this type of vehicle, it is difficult, maybe impossible, to start a major decor makeover project. Small changes, like a new kitchen or bathroom backsplash, will modernize your RV’s look without the hassles of renovating.
RV Constraints to Keep in Mind
Before starting any work in a RV kitchen or bathroom, make sure that you respect the constraints of your vehicle.
First, weight is very important: as certain types of RVs are towed by cars, excess weight makes control more difficult and could cause dangerous driving. Ceramic tiles or glass tiles? Not really.
Moreover, the heavier your RV is, the more it will cost in gas, and that is not what you want.
Since your RV is not a stationary object, any decorations have to be fixed and flexible to avoid inconveniences. Potholes or bumps in the road can make decorations fall off the wall and even crack if they are too rigid. This is why it’s important to choose supple and solid materials.
There are many options for changing the look of your backsplash:
- Install ceramic tiles or glass tiles,
- Change the color of the wall with new paint,
- Install peel and stick Smart Tiles.
These options aren’t all great for you and your RV.
Ceramic tiles or glass tiles may be inadequate in a RV. These materials are heavy, rigid and fragile, and could crack over time with bumps on the road. The grout lines could aslo crack.
In addition, the installation will be complicated for the small space in your RV and will probably be expensive.
Although paint is not heavy and is flexible, it is still not the perfect solution. Since paint does not protect the wall, it could deteriorate faster with heat and humidity.
Also, it is more difficult to clean splashes on a painted wall than on a specialized surface.
The Perfect Wall Tile
The best option is installing peel and stick Smart Tiles. Nothing is better for a RV than material that is:
- and guaranteed to stick!
Smart Tiles will give you the same look as glass tiles, without the drawbacks. They are made with a translucent gel, Gel-OTM, which makes them very soft and flexible.
Your Smart Tiles backsplash will also be very durable. The adhesive on the tiles will withstand the temperature of every climate you visit: from the cold winters of the North to the warm sunshine of Southern United States; even your air conditioning.
Other fun aspects about peel and stick Smart Tiles:
- The installation of peel and stick Smart Tiles is quick and easy,
- Peel and stick Smart Tiles can be installed directly over any smooth and clean surface, even over an old backsplash,
- Peel and stick Smart Tiles can be easily removed if you need another change.
What are your renovation and decoration ideas for your RV?