FILMS FAQ'S

3D TILE STICKER FAQ'S

3D WALLPAPER FAQ'S

FLOOR TILES FAQ'S

QUADROSTYLE FAQ'S

Films

Why use Kitchen Wraps?

Kitchen Wraps are a cost effective alternative to replacing kitchen doors, drawers and worktops. The wraps can be applied yourself with no need for a professional fitter.

The wraps are manufactured in Germany to a very high standard.

Kitchen Wraps are easy to apply thanks to the special water based adhesive, which strengthens over time. This allows you to peel the film back if you make a mistake and re-apply. Some cheaper alternatives with more aggressive adhesives are difficult to remove and may tear.

What surfaces can Kitchen Wraps be applied to?

In a nutshell the surface needs to be flat, smooth and clean. Avoid textured, damp and dirty surfaces.

OK
Wood
Metal
Flat glass / mirror
Flat tiles
Laminate / veneer
Plastic
Marble
Primed MDF

Avoid
Brick / stone walls
Textured glass
Dirty/dusty/damp surfaces
Wet areas (unless sealed)
Floors
Areas in direct heat (distance of 15cm needed)
Raw MDF

How do I remove air bubbles?

If you get air bubbles, don’t worry. You can either peel back and re-apply, or use a pin to prick the bubble and smooth out with your smoother.

You can minimize the appearance of air bubbles by following these simple steps:

  • Only peel back a small amount of backing paper at a time.
  • Smooth the vinyl from the centre out to the edges, peeling away the backing paper little by little as you go.
  • It is sometimes helpful to spray a little water to the surface of the area you are covering which helps the film glide into place and minimizes air bubbles. Use your smoother to squeeze out any excess moisture. The water will dry out after 24 hours.

What tools will I need?

  •  Tape measure
  •  Scissors
  •  Water spray bottle
  •  Pencil
  •  Application kit (scalpel and smoother)
  •  Hairdryer
  •  Screw driver
  •  Dry clean cloth

Are Kitchen Wraps heat resistant ?

Yes, the films are heat resistant to 75°C so hot plates and cups are fine but use worktop savers for hot pans

Are Kitchen Wraps water resistant?

Yes, the film’s surface is water resistant and can be wiped clean, but you need to prevent water from getting underneath, as this will compromise the adhesive and the vinyl may start to lift. To avoid this, always use a sealant around edges and joins when using in wet areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.

Can Kitchen Wraps be applied to beveled or shaker style doors?

Yes ! It’s not as straight forward as flat fronted doors but you can still do it in one of two ways:

Place the film over the whole door, make pin pricks in the vinyl where the grooves are and then use a hairdryer on a low setting and your smoother to gently push the film into the grooves. Click here to watch our ‘how to’ video

OR

Cut strips to cover the side and bottom sections and then fill in the centre piece.

Click here for instructions.

How do I clean and maintain Kitchen Wraps?

Kitchen Wraps can be wiped clean using normal household cleaners.

Remember to use a chopping board when using knives and a heat proof mat for hot pans.

Can Kitchen Wraps be removed?

Yes, in the vast majority of cases the film can be peeled away, even after a long period of time. We recommend heating the vinyl with a hairdryer on a low setting to soften the adhesive, making it easier to peel.

3D Tile Stickers

Why use tile stickers?

For an instant splash back upgrade, tile stickers can be applied directly over existing tiles with minimum effort and no need for a professional decorator.

No mess, no grout, simply peel and stick.

The realistic 3D tile effects provide pattern and texture in modern, on trend designs – a great budget friendly alternative to removing and replacing real tiles!

What surfaces can tile stickers be applied to?

In a nutshell the surface needs to be flat, smooth and clean. Avoid textured, damp and dirty surfaces.

OK
Smooth ceramic or glass tiles
Painted walls
Flat wallpaper
Mirror
Acrylic wall panels

Avoid
Dirty/ dusty / damp surfaces
Freshly painted walls (wait 3 weeks)
Stucco wall and other textured surfaces
Unpainted plywood
Bare plastered walls

What tools will I need?

  • Tape measure
  • Cloth
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Water spray bottle (use water to help reposition during application)

Are the tiles heat resistant?

No, the tiles should be kept 30cm away from direct heat such as gas flames.

Are the tiles waterproof?

Yes, the surface is water resistant and can be wiped clean with water and mild household cleaners.

For the 3D domed tiles you need to prevent water from getting underneath, as this will compromise the adhesive and it may start to lift. To avoid this, always use a clear silicone sealant around edges and joins when using in wet areas such as shower cubicles and around sinks and baths.

The 3D domed tiles are even anti-mould, anti-fugal and anti-bacterial.

Can the tiles be removed?

Yes, use a hairdryer on a low setting to soften the adhesive.
Any residue can be cleaned off with ethanol.

3D Wallpaper

Why use 3D wallpaper splash backs?

For an instant splash back upgrade, 3D wallpaper is unique as it can be applied directly over existing tiles with minimum effort and no need for a professional decorator.

Unlike conventional wallpaper, the product is applied horizontally instead of vertically, making it possible to apply one continuous length along the splash back and minimize the number of joins.

Unbelievably, you can even use the wallpaper in shower cubicles if you seal thoroughly around the edges with silicone.

The realistic tile and stone effects provide pattern and texture in modern, on trend designs – a great budget friendly alternative to removing and replacing real tiles!

What surfaces can 3D wallpaper splash backs be applied to?

In a nutshell the surface needs to be flat, smooth and clean. Avoid textured, damp and dirty surfaces.

OK
Tiles
Plastered Walls

Avoid
Dirty/ dusty / damp surfaces

What tools will I need?

  •  Tape measure
  •  Cloth
  •  Scissors
  •  Pencil
  •  Special glue (search for 270-1098)

Is the wallpaper heat resistant?

The wallpaper is made of PVC, so you need to avoid contact with direct heat such as gas flames.

Is the wallpaper waterproof?

Yes, the surface is water resistant and can be wiped clean with water and mild household cleaners. However, you need to prevent water from getting underneath, as this will compromise the adhesive and it may start to lift. To avoid this, always use a clear silicone sealant around edges and joins when using in wet areas such as shower cubicles and around sinks and baths.

Can the 3D wallpaper be removed?

Yes, the wallpaper is fully removable.

Any residue can be cleaned off with ethanol.

Floor Tiles

Why use self adhesive floor tiles?

Self adhesive floor tiles are a cost effective way of covering up old floors, from cracked tiles to dated wood. They can be applied directly over a level, hard, clean, flat surface. (Levelling with hardboard may be necessary).

The ultimate DIY product, self adhesive floor tiles are so easy to fit, there’s no grout or glue required and you won’t need the services of a professional fitter – another saving!

The vinyl material makes the tiles ideal for use in kitchens, bathrooms and utility rooms and are easy to clean.

What surfaces can self adhesive floor tiles be applied to?

In a nutshell the surface needs to be flat, smooth and clean. Avoid textured, damp and dirty surfaces.

OK
Hardwood
Tiles
Parquet
Wood

Avoid
Concrete (unless latex primer is used)
Raw wood (unless latex primer is used)
Uneven surfaces (carpets and floorboards)
Dirty, dusty or damp surfaces (the adhesive won’t stick)
Floating floors eg laminate & lino

What tools will I need?

  •  Tape measure
  •  Pencil
  •  Utility knife
  •  Metal ruler (or other sturdy straight edge)

How do I clean the tiles?

Use normal household detergents to clean the floor tiles.

You need to wait 5 days for the adhesive to bond but after that you can vacuum and clean as normal.

Are the tiles water resistant?

The vinyl’s surface is water resistant but it’s important that water doesn’t get underneath the tile as this will compromise adhesion.

Can I use the tiles on the wall as a splash back?

The tiles are not manufactured for this purpose but if you choose to use them as a splash back you will need to use extra adhesive

How do I cut and fit the tiles?

Simply score with a utility knife and snap to trim the tile to size. Peel away the backing paper and press firmly into place.

Can the floor tiles be removed?

Yes, they are fully removable. Any residue can be removed with ethanol.

If you lay a tile incorrectly you can peel it back off and re-position. The adhesive becomes stronger over time and takes a few days to bond fully.

How do I clean the splashback panels?

Use a general household cleaner. Avoid scrubbing and harsh, abrasive chemicals. Wipe off any splashes that may stain immediately, such as tomato or curry.

Quadrostyle Tile Stickers

How do I use tile stickers?

Tile stickers are perfect for covering up old or outdated FLAT wall and floor tiles. A great alternative to painting or even replacing your tiles, tile stickers add both design and colour to instantly transform the look of your kitchen or bathroom in a few simple steps.

Tile stickers are designed to fit neatly over the top of your existing tiles, leaving the grout lines uncovered. If your grout is in need of some attention, tile paint or a grout pen can be used to freshen it up.

How to apply Quadrostyle tile stickers video

How to apply Quadrostyle tile stickers guide

How to apply Quadrostyle floor tile stickers guide

How do I stop the corners lifting?

Ensure all 4 sides of the sticker are in contact with the tile. A 1-2 mm gap around each edge of the sticker is ideal to ensure the sticker doesn’t overhang the tile. Rounded tile edges are not suitable. Stickers should not be placed over grout UNLESS the grout is level with your tile and no wider than 3mm.

Can I use tile stickers on non-tiled surfaces such as painted walls and laminate floors?

We do not recommend using tile stickers to cover non-tiled surfaces for a few reasons: 1) It is almost impossible to line tile stickers up perfectly with no gaps or overlapping, 2) the final effect will not have grout lines and 3) stickers may peel up at the corners over time.

The good news is that for flat, non-tiled walls, you can use our Quadrostyle self adhesive splashback panels!

Can I use tile stickers on floor tiles?

Yes! the stickers can certainly be used over floor tiles. Just make sure you don’t allow them to sit in water (eg base of shower), don’t use them on heated floors and take care when moving furniture around.

How do I remove the tile stickers?

The low-tack adhesive used on our stickers means they can be re-positioned during application and when it’s time to remove them, they come off very easily, leaving no residue. Ideal for renters!

Are the tile stickers water resistant?

Yes, as long as the sticker is in 100% contact with the tile and not overhanging the grout lines, they can be used in wet areas such as shower cubicles if applied correctly.

Are the stickers heat resistant?

You need to remember that the stickers are vinyl so direct contact with heat is to be avoided. We recommend keeping the stickers at least 10cm away from a direct heat source. As a general guide, if something gets too hot to touch, it is too hot for a vinyl sticker!

Will the stickers fade?

The stickers have a UV laminate coating which helps prevent fading.

Can I use tile stickers on the tiles around my fireplace?

Yes, but only if the surface doesn’t get hot! Not suitable for open fires.

How do I clean the stickers?

Use a general household cleaner. Avoid scrubbing and harsh, abrasive chemicals. Wipe off any splashes that may stain immediately, such as tomato or curry.

Quadrostyle Vinyl Splashback Panels

How do I use splashback panels?

Vinyl splashback panels are perfect for creating a feature splashback in your kitchen or bathroom. A cost-effective alternative to real tiles and more durable than wallpaper, the wipe clean vinyl panels add instant design and colour to transform the look of your kitchen or bathroom in a few simple steps.

How to apply Quadrostyle splashback panels

What surfaces can I use splashback panels on ?

Smooth flat surfaces such as painted walls (gloss and semi gloss/satin are fine but some matt paints are not compatible, so we recommend testing the surface first if planning to use on matt paint). Glass splashbacks, melamine, laminate, metal surfaces and varnished wood are all suitable too. Avoid rough or textured surfaces, raw wood, cracked paint, damp surfaces.

Can I use splashback panels over tiles?

Splashback panels are not designed to cover tiled surfaces because recessed grout lines will show through. To get around this issue you could fill in the grout lines, bringing them up to the same level as the tiles to create a flat surface. Even better, check out our tile stickers if you wish to cover tile.

Can I use splashback panels on the floor?

No, they are not suitable for floors, use our floor tile stickers for this.

How do I remove the splashback panels?

The low-tack adhesive used on our stickers means they can be re-positioned during application and when it’s time to remove them, they come off very easily, leaving no residue. Ideal for renters!

Are the splashback panels water resistant?

Yes. However, if using in an area that gets very wet such as a shower cubicle, the vinyl needs to be sealed around the edges and joins with a clear silicone to prevent water getting underneath and compromising the adhesive.

Are the splashback panels heat resistant?

You need to remember that the panels are vinyl so direct contact with heat is to be avoided. We recommend keeping the product at least 10cm away from a direct heat source. As a general guide, if something gets too hot to touch, it is too hot for a vinyl sticker!

Will the splashback panels fade?

The vinyl panels have a UV laminate coating which helps prevent fading.

Can I use splashback panels around my fireplace?

Yes, but only if the surface doesn’t get hot! Not suitable for open fires.

How do I clean the splashback panels?

Use a general household cleaner. Avoid scrubbing and harsh, abrasive chemicals. Wipe off any splashes that may stain immediately, such as tomato or curry.