When Yiwen Ling bought her home recently, she loathed the kitchen’s green tiles, but her budget didn’t stretch to a complete renovation. And after exploring many reno options including spraying the tiles or retiling, Yiwen stumbled across the world of peel and stick 3D tiles and from there her business, Stick on Luxury, was born.
“The green splashback was a complete eyesore but having emptied our bank accounts buying the house, we had no more budget to do up the kitchen. A re-tile quote was $2,000 and I found that spray painting was going to cost thousands too.” She ended up revamping the space with peel and stick tiles for less than $300!
Heat-resistant and waterproof, the Stick on Luxury range is available in several formats – subway, hexagon, mosaic, herringbone, fish scale, penny round and a Moroccan lantern inspired design. “At the moment we’re simply importing them, but we’re slowly beginning to manufacture our own designs,” says Yiwen who explains that the business will be rolling out a kit kat design very soon too.
The product can be adhered to wooden surfaces, painted and smooth walls, glass, acrylic panelling, stainless steel, ceramic, aluminium and plastic. The range is also easy to install (all you need to do is clean the surface and stick the product on), making it perfect for DIY-ers. “The great thing is that anyone can do it themselves without paying for labour. I’m amazed at how easy they are to use,” says Yiwen.
You can also try before you buy with sample packs starting from $9 – a fee that is fully refundable if a purchase over $199 is subsequently made. The Stick on Luxury site also has a handy calculator making it easy to figure out surface area requirements before you buy.
“I noticed a lot of people might be in the same boat as us – people that have dated tiles at home, are complete DIY noobs, yet don’t have the budget to do a full reno at the moment. We have made it our mission to help!”