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Margaret
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Yes, I've used them! They work great! That's what's in my BH. They can be cut up into 1 inch squares and used as dollhouse scale tiles too. They wood pattern ones, look like real wood flooring. I'm always on the lookout for open boxes in hardware stores. Sometimes you can get acceptable patterns for pennies each, so the price is right too. Best of luck.

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Absolutely the peel & stick tiles make terrific dh flooring. Tracy/ Minis on the Edge showed a floor using Rik Pierce's method of cutting grouting lines into the top layer of a tile to simulate stonework, and our own Greenleaf store sells tiles & floorboards ready-to-use,

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as I have in both the Magnolia and the Laurel I rehabbed:

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OMG This is exactly what I am doing as we speak, no kidding, I am cutting up a RL foot square vinyl wood floor look tile into very thin strips to put on the floor of my rehab Beacon Hill, I cant beleive this, and yes it is working just fine, as the previous owner had stuck some kind of yukky felt onto the floor and I cant for the life of me get it off, so I am going straight over the top (Saving on bottles of valium and prozac here) I will put some pics in my gallery when I get a littel more done to it.

Cheers Debra.

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I have done the small 1" squares on several of my houses. I went to Lowe's & got regular floor tiles at less that $1 each & cut them down to 1" squares. In my album, under 'How I Did It' you can see one of the floors. I just clamped a metal ruler down on the tiles & used a utility knife to cut them. The floor must be free of dust to install them, so I use tack cloth to get the dirt off. Also, I make a template of the floor from newspaper first & lay the tiles on this. It is a lot easier to take the floor up if you ever want to change it.

Steve in PA

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I've used them on my verandah and in my bathroom, the verandah ones are vinyl and the bathroom ones are a formica type material - vinyl is much easier to work with but the formica give a great finish,

Jo

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I use the Greenleaf vinyl tiles and hardwood flooring and LOVE them! They're so easy to work with and I love the results. One tip that I can share to bring out the best in any peel and stick tile is to put a coat of poly gloss varnish over the top. Ooooooooooooh, the shine is soooooooooooooo pretty!!

Deb

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Thanks for this topic! After reading all the posts,I thought I'd try it. We went to Lowe's, where I bought 2 different patterned peel and stick tiles for 88 cents each. I cut them into 1" squares and stuck them onto cardstock in a diamond pattern, and glued that to the floor. I'm putting them in the Rosedale that I'm rehabbing, that I'm going to offer to the neighbor who gave it to me.

I scored them with a utility knife and snapped them apart, but it was tedious. I'm thinking that since I really like the look, I'd like to do more in other houses. So, I wonder if I got one of those old, heavy duty guillotine paper cutters I would have straighter cuts.

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