Easy DIY Project: Installing New Backsplash Tiles #sponsored @TheSmartTiles

Installation of Smart Tiles peel and stick backsplash tiles #sponsored

Do you want to remodel your kitchen? I think that most people have something that they would like to change about their kitchen. However, lack of money and lack of carpentry or handyman skills can really put a damper on those plans. When we moved into our home, the kitchen was as blue as the eye could see. Blue counters. Blue backsplash. Blue isn’t the worst color ever, but, like everything else, it gets old.

Kitchen before adding Smart Tiles peel and stick backsplash tiles #sponsored

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We were able to paint our countertops to look like granite a year or so ago, but the backsplash still needed some work. I wanted to install backsplash tiles and I was not worried about installing them except for corners, around the kitchen window, etc. How would I cut a tile? It all just seemed like too much of a pain. Then I discovered Smart Tiles.

Installation of Smart Tiles peel and stick backsplash tiles #sponsored

How To Install Smart Tiles Peel And Stick Backsplash Tiles

We started out with smooth laminate so there was no sanding involved. We cleaned our backsplash thoroughly with all purpose kitchen cleaner {don’t use anything that is oily or will leave a film}. Then we measured out a few places to make sure that out tiles would fit nicely and be even. Then we peeled the backing off of the Idaho Smart Tiles backsplash tiles and stuck them right to the existing backsplash. It was a very fast process that I worked on a few minutes at a time for a few days. You really could finish it in a few hours if you just stay at it, though. I think the peel and stick backsplash tiles from Smart Tiles look great. If I saw these in someone else’s house, I would never know they were fake unless I REALLY REALLY looked closely.

Installation of Smart Tiles peel and stick backsplash tiles #sponsored

Installation of Smart Tiles peel and stick backsplash tiles #sponsored

My Thoughts On Smart Tiles Peel And Stick Backsplash Tiles

I can’t find anything that I don’t like about these tiles. They are super easy to install and you can use scissors {they recommend using a cutting board and blade, but scissors worked fine for my purposes} to cut the tiles to fit in weird spots. Also, since there is no grout, I feel there will never be a need to whip out the old toothbrush to clean the Smart Tiles – just wipe them down with a soft sponge. Lower price to buy, less work to install and less work to maintain. That makes me really happy. 🙂

Installation of Smart Tiles peel and stick backsplash tiles #sponsored

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for EatPlayRock.com, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. Sherry Compton says

    I like the Bellagio Bello. It would go nicely in the kitchen or my bathroom.

  2. robyn donnelly says

    I absolutely love these tiles. I live in an apartment so I don’t know if I would be allowed but I can try. Would do kitchen and bathrooms.

  3. i like the white subway tile. i’d use it as a backsplash in our kitchen!

    • Dawn McAlexander says

      I am with you. I love the white subway tiles, too. 🙂 It was really hard to make a decision.

  4. Cathy French says

    I like the Idaho. I would use it in my kitchen.

  5. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I like the Bellagio Keystone. We bought anew(older)home last year and have already remodeled most of the kitchen—I still need to tile the back splash. Also coming up this year is a bathroom remodel that will need both shower tile and tile work around the vanity.

  6. I really like the “Idaho”. The colors in “Idaho” Smart Tile can be used for many color palates because of its Multi Color theme. We’ve been needing a backsplash behind our stove for years. I had never heard of Smart Tiles until now. This is a great and easy way to accomplish something I thought only a professional could accomplish. Thanks a lot for the information.

    • Dawn McAlexander says

      You are welcome. I like to try to tackle stuff around the house, but I am also well aware of my limitations. This is super easy. 🙂

  7. michelle oakley warner says

    i love the murano metalik, i love the colors of it and i think it would look awesome in my kitchen. i really need to redo my kitchen so thats where i would put it. they have a ton of great designs, thanks a bunch for showing me

  8. These tiles look like something that might help spruce up my kitchen area.

  9. I love them Maya Mosaik tiles and would use them in my kitchen. I would love to win this giveaway, I have been looking into options for backsplash in my kitchen.

  10. I love the Muretto Brina tiles. I would use them in our guest bathroom, they would be so pretty in there.

  11. Brandy Davis says

    I like the Mocha tiles the best of all. I think these would go great in my bathroom.

  12. Bellagio Sabbia looks like it might match my kitchen. I have almond cupboards & butcher block counters. I need to put something behind my stove.

  13. Nilda Rodriguez says

    There were a few I liked. My two best were Idaho and Murano Metalik.

  14. Tenley Erickson says

    I really like the Brownie Tile. I have a wall area in my kitchen that is behind my self made “Coffee Station”. This would be ideal there and would be much easier to clean the splashes of coffee off of than a painted wall.

  15. I would go for the Muretto Brina style – and they will go in our kitchen. We already painted the cabinets! Wooohoo Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Dawn McAlexander says

      Did your cabinets turn out nice? How hard was it to do?

      • Yes, they came out great! It wasn’t very hard (But I was a manager for an interior finish company for 10 years…) One thing I would recommend is; after sanding them use 2 coats of an OIL BASED primer to cover the wood and what ever finish is left on them. It’ may have more of an odor and takes a little longer to dry but if you use water based you have a chance of bleeding from what ever finish is left on the cabinets. We did two coats of finish with Sherwin Williams ProClassic high gloss – finishing with a cut brush and 1/4″ nap roller. They came out excellent! If you have a Sherwin Williams, they’ve got great people to help with paint and material choice! Here’s a link to pictures of our finished cabinets/floors/ceiling. We did literally everything except the backsplash! 🙂 http://scrappygeek.com/our-kitchen-makeover/

  16. I like several different ones, but I like the Java Subway tile the best. I have been looking for these easy to install tiles. Thanks.

  17. I would choose Harmony for the kitchen or Subway white for the bathroom. We used floor tiles as a backslash in our kitchen.

  18. Nilda Rodriguez says

    How do I subscribe to your page?

  19. I like the Bellagio Marmo in white glass… and would use them on my Kitchen Backsplash….. Thanks for a cool giveaway! Love these tiles and the simplicity of it!

  20. I like the Bellagio Keystone. I think it would look great in my kitchen.
    PS – I think I have finally convinced the man that we should try the Giani Granite paint first before we tear out the entire bathroom cabinet and counter!

  21. Wow,these are awesome!! I would choose Bellagio Sabbia! It’s hard to choose I like so many of them!! I would use it in my kitchen as a backsplash, I just got done tiling my floor and this would set off my new cabinets and floor beautifully!! Good luck everyone!!

  22. I would choose the Muretto Brina and use it in my kitchen as the backsplash!

  23. My preference is Brownie or Harmony and I would use it as a kitchen back splash. Since I’m currently in the market for a new home the exact location for these wonderful tiles is just a guess!

    Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer

  24. Oh wow, I SO need this! We bought a 100 year old home, and it’s in major need of upgrading. I would love the Mocha for my kitchen! I just adore the colors!

  25. I like the Murano Dune. I would put it up as a backsplash in my kitchen

  26. I love the fun colors in Idaho! My kitchen so needs an upgrade. This would be a great start.

  27. I like Infinity Blanco for a backsplash in the kitchen!

  28. kortney Picker says

    I think I would like to have the Infinity Blanco Smart tiles. I would love to use these in our upstairs bathroom, I think they would look great up there!

  29. Holly Storm-Burge says

    I love the Murano Dune. I would put these behind my stovetop. Thanks!

  30. Sacha Schroeder says

    I would love the Bellagio Marmo tiles for my kitchen! these are really cool!

  31. Jennifer Snyder says

    I really like the brown ie ones but I am also a fan of the muretto nero! I would love to have either on he wall behind my bathroom sink 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

  32. I would get murreto Nero. This would be perfect for my kitchen!

  33. I might choose the subway sand. There are several I like but, didn’t write them down and forget. I’d use them in the bathroom. We always get water mark stains that are hard to clean off of a painted wall. I get streaks.

  34. sherry butcher says

    I think that Hexago would be perfect to lighten up my dark kitchen. most everything is some kind of brown and This would help brake it up, all the way across the wall running behind the sink. TFS.

  35. I think the Subway Sand would be my choice. They should look nice as the back splash in my kitchen with my dark cabinets

  36. I like the Infinity Rosso. It’s such a beautiful coffee color! I have an accent wall that divides my kitchen and living room. It needs something unique and I think this would be perfect!

  37. Carolann Leibenguth says

    I love this idea what a quick easy way to spruce up a space. I would choose the Bellagio Keystone

  38. WOW these are great. I would go with java for my kitchen. LOVE IT

  39. Rebecca Parsons says

    My backsplash is shall we say wallpaper. It’s hideous and not sure how old it is. I really like the Murano Metalik.

  40. This is the coolest idea ever. I’m not sure if I would want the slate mosaic or the muretto nero. But I do know I would use them in my kitchen. <3 LOVE

  41. Jennifer Johansen says

    I like the Bellagio Marmo tiles. I’d use them in the kitchen.

  42. There are several patterns that I think look very nice! I would probably go with the Infinity Blanco. I believe it would look very nice in my kitchen.

  43. Dana Rodriguez says

    Their tiles are so pretty! I love the Murano Metalik and I think it would look really nice in our master bathroom!

  44. I really like the color scheme of the Lagoon tiles! I think they would add a lot of color to one of our bathrooms!

  45. Chrystal D says

    That was a tough choice, they have a lot of nice tiles! I think I’d pick the Mocha and use it in my bathroom.

  46. Pauline Milner says

    I really like the Bellagio Sabbia design. I would use it in our entry way. Thank you for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

  47. I like the Bellagio Keystone. I’ve never seen this product before…thanks for introducing it to me. I’d like to use this in my kitchen.

  48. Wendy Mastin says

    I like the Minimo Noche. We are just re-doing our bathroom and this would be a great time to win this giveaway.

  49. ELIZABETH C. says

    Wow! There are so many choices but I would Definately pick the Idaho tiles. I love the colors. It would absolutely brighten up my bathroom.

  50. Murano Cosmo in my kitchen!

  51. Christanna Tucker says

    I like the Harmony for my bathroom and the Bellagio Keystone for my kitchen.

    • Christanna Tucker says

      I like the Harmony for my bathroom. I also like the Bellagio Keystone for my kitchen.

  52. Susan Broughton says

    There is a couple of place I have been wanting to put wall tile. In the kitchen I would love to have the Bellagio Sabbia tiles. The Bathroom is the other room I wanted wall tile, the subway tile I like in there. There wasn’t much of a choice for brighter color tiles so I had to go with a neutral. I chose the Subway Sand for there.

  53. I like either the Lagoon or the Subway White tiles. I would like to use them in our bathroom where we have no backsplash behind a pedestal sink.

  54. I like all of the styles. Today I think the white subway tiles might be classic for my kitchen.

  55. The Murano Cosmo would look great in the kitchen.

  56. I would get mocha and use it in my bathroom. I need to redo the floor.

  57. Mippy/Sabrina says

    I think I’d get Harmony. I would put it in my parent’s kitchen above the sink. 🙂

  58. Diana Mahnke says

    I like the Subway Sand tiles. I would use them in my kitchen.

  59. Amanda Alvarado says

    I like the Murano Cosmo tiles and I’d use them in our kitchen next to the stove!

  60. I’d choose the Bellagio Sabbia and would put them in my bathroom.

  61. Kimberly Schotz says

    I would love the Lagoon Tiles. They would look pretty in my bathroom.

  62. I want the Bellagio Bello for my bathroom! The previous owners put a tile border up that randomly loses chunks onto my countertop 🙁

  63. These are really cool. My favorite design is the Maya. I would use these behind my stovetop in the kitchen.

  64. I like the Lagoon Tiles and would use them in my bathroom!

  65. I would love to have the Bellagio Sabbia to put in my kitchen I love these tiles

  66. I love the beautiful Bellagio Sabbia tiles! They would be perfect in my kitchen above my counter-tops, thanks!

  67. Kasee Johnson says

    I think the Muretto Brina tiles would look amazing in my kitchen! That is, AFTER I paint my counters the shade of grey that I want. The pattern would match my 12 x 24 black slate tile floors.

  68. Bonnie Caselman says

    I might like to have the Rectango Carbon. I’d use them in the kitchen.

  69. Bellagio Bello like this one for my kitchen thanks great

  70. The Bellagio Bello like this one for my kitchen thanks great. I know it will brighten up my kitchen great colors in it

  71. pamela love says

    These tiles look like a great idea for my kitchen backsplash. I really like the colors in the Bellagio Keystone pattern.

  72. RICHARD HICKS says

    I love the classic Harmony tiles. I would use them in the bathroom as it needs a new look.

  73. I like the Subway sand. Thank you

  74. natalie parvis says

    The backsplash is beautiful!!!!

  75. Wow, that new look is just beautiful. You did a great job!

    • Dawn McAlexander says

      Thanks a bunch! I am always just a little but leery before trying something new because you just never know if you will mess it up or not, lol.

  76. We are in the process of remodeling our kitchen. I haven’t found a back splash I like I will definitely have to check these out!

  77. Hi Dawn!
    That looks lovely! I just simply love the idea of peeling and sticking!
    May I ask you how is the smart tiles holding up? Have they peeled of?
    Are the tiles behind the stove melting or bubbling?
    How long have you have them?
    Thank you so much for your time taking the pics and discussing the project with us.

    • Dawn McAlexander says

      They have stuck wonderfully! I suggest holding them for a few seconds after you stick them to the wall. Also, make sure to clean the wall thoroughly before sticking them. We have also seen no bubbling or melting. They come with directions of how close you can get them to your stove. We have a stove with the part that comes up in the back, so that was good. If you have a totally flat stove top, you have to do things a little differently, if I remember correctly.

      At any rate, they are working out great for us, and look beautiful. 🙂 I highly recommend them and would definitely use them elsewhere in my home.

  78. Hi Dawn, I love the tiles but is it a blue or purple with the green and red?


    • Dawn McAlexander says

      Are you asking about the tile colors themselves? If so, they are kind of earthy colors, I guess you would say {greens, creams, reds, etc. – there is also a gray-purplish color}. However, when they catch the light, they appear different colors. I hope that helps.

  79. I have always wondered about doing that to a kitchen



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