I'm currently sprucing up a charming little house in Montford that just needs a little TLC to make it move-in ready. One of the things I fixed recently was the old linoleum floor. At the homeowner's request, I used a nice grey "stone" peel-and-stick tile, As you'll see, it's a great compromise between cost and appearance.
Let's start with a few grisly "before" shots.
This linoleum has a lot of heavy surface wear, and it can't be salvaged. Luckily, however, it's still in one piece and glued down well, so I can go over it with new peel-and-stick tile without removing the existing flooring. This will save the homeowner some money.
By the way, there's a trick to placing the tiles correctly: I always lay them out in a "hopscotch" pattern before I lay down the first tile. This helps me install the tiles with the fewest cuts necessary, and it also gives me a chance to center them on the doors if possible.
I like these new "stone" printed products. You almost can't tell them apart from the real thing, but they cost less, and you don't have to hire a tile specialist to cut and grout them.
The floor turned out beautifully. Take a look at some "before and after" photos.
Before: The cabinets look good, but the floor....?
After: A nice bright kitchen that's easy to clean.
If you have an investment or rental property that needs just a few small touches to make it beautiful again, please give me a call. I'll be glad to help.