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Old 02-24-2016, 10:12 AM   #1
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351 DS Tile Back Splash

My husband and I want to change the back splash in our Georgetown coach. The tiles are thin stainless steel mosaic and they really don't fully cover the area beside the stove and under the microwave. I think they only used 5 tiles total and the installation looks crappy. My question is - does anyone have any advice on how to get the tiles off without totally botching up the walls?
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Old 02-24-2016, 11:11 AM   #2
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I have exactly the same issue with my 328. The tile installation is not the best and they do not cover enough area. With that said... I do not know of an easy way to remove the tiles. They appear to be stuck on with some type of adhesive over the paper on the wall itself. I think the worst that can happen if you remove the tiles is that the wall paper may tare in spots. As long as your new tiles cover any damaged paper, that may happen, you should not have any issues when the new tiles are installed.

Let us know how your project works out.
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Old 02-24-2016, 01:56 PM   #3
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I have exactly the same issue with my 328. The tile installation is not the best and they do not cover enough area. With that said... I do not know of an easy way to remove the tiles. They appear to be stuck on with some type of adhesive over the paper on the wall itself. I think the worst that can happen if you remove the tiles is that the wall paper may tare in spots. As long as your new tiles cover any damaged paper, that may happen, you should not have any issues when the new tiles are installed.

Let us know how your project works out.

X2 on no easy way to remove. We just did the same in our 5'er and when I tried to remove the cheap composite "board", the wallpaper tore in 2 spots. Then, I had to scrape the glue residue off the wall (a little mineral spirits helped).

Do to weight & flex/vibration of the walls, I elected not to use residential type ceramic tile. I found a peel & stick vinyl backsplash option at Lowes/Home Depot. They have several patterns available. We did the kitchen & bathroom.
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Old 02-24-2016, 03:56 PM   #4
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I've used those befor on my camper and loved them. I will absolutely be replacing mine and will probably go the same way.
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Old 04-03-2016, 01:57 PM   #5
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As a follow up. We were able to pry the metal tiles of the wall with a flat screw driver. We used a palm sander to sand off the foamy double stick tape backing. We then used simple mat from Home Depot as the backing to apply a mini stone and glass mosaic. Looks so much better than before and was an easy project.
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Old 04-03-2016, 06:24 PM   #6
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Wow! Really looks great. I may 'steal' you're solution and do the same.
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Old 04-03-2016, 11:20 PM   #7
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Looks really nice! Appreciate you sharing, may be something in our future as well!
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