If You Like Temporary Wallpaper, You’re Going to Love This New, Rental-Friendly Launch from Chasing Paper

updated Mar 11, 2021
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Peel-and-stick tile from Chasing Paper

I have a checkered past with peel-and-stick products. Temporary wallpaper hasn’t been an issue for me at all. I hung a pretty floral design up in the little dressing area by my closet over six years ago. The product has held up immaculately: no bubbling, creasing, fading, or curling up. You’d never know it wasn’t pasted to the wall permanently. Peel-and-stick tiles, well, that’s another story completely. I covered both my small kitchen and bathroom floors with marble-look tiles from a home center, and they wore terribly — so much so that I actually ripped them out of the kitchen entirely a few years back. So I was a little skeptical that Chasing Paper was launching an eight pattern strong collection of peel-and-stick tiles this week. After seeing samples of the different styles up close, studying both their texture and adhesive backing, however, I’m thinking I just might be willing to give temporary tiles a shot again. They’ve upped the game when it comes to peel-and-stick products again and here’s the why and how.

First, the water-resistant tile collection is made of self-adhesive vinyl tiles with a UV-protective print to prevent fading that’s also laminated with a top coating for added durability and scratch resistance. Anyone who has used peel-and-stick tile products before probably knows that scuffing can be a pain point, so I was pleasantly surprised by how hefty these tiles feel and how wipeable their surfaces seem. In general, the top coating has me thinking they’ll hold up far better than the lighter, contractor-grade products on the market (which is what I had used in my kitchen before).

Suitable to place over clean flat surfaces, from ceramic tile to sealed wood and linoleum to drywall, all you have to do is remove the backing and stick the tiles down to your surface in your desired pattern or configuration. It’s not a one shot application process unless you want it to be; pieces can be repositioned (and easily removed) if need be, and the individual tiles can be cut to fit awkward corners and tight spots. Like other tiles, this collection can also be applied to walls should you want a little more texture and durability than standard wallpaper for high-traffic applications in areas like mudrooms or moisture-prone spots like bathrooms and backsplashes.

Then there are the elevated designs to consider here, too. When it comes to colorways, you can go big and bold or soft and subtle with the eight current offerings, all of which were inspired by traditional tile patterns. There’s pretty much something for every style of home, from modern farmhouse to mid-century modern. The Porto and Marrakesh designs are standouts if you’re looking to make a major statement, though the Marrakesh is available in neutral tones as well. For stone lovers, a terrazzo pattern is offered, too, as well as a classic marble pattern.

The 12-inch square tiles retail for $10 each or $50 per 8-pack. A 24-inch by 48-inch panel is also available for larger wall projects like backsplashes. The panel pieces cost $50 each. If you don’t see a pattern that will work with your existing color palette right or project right now, check back for more options in the collection in the near future. I’m eyeing the marble; it might be just what I need to finally get the look that I wanted back when I first tried peel-and-stick.