Wallpaper is a decorative resource that has transcended its usual place, which used to be living rooms and bedrooms. They also provide incredible results in other rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms. The question you may ask yourself is, can wallpaper be placed on tiles?

In principle, tiles provide a sufficiently smooth surface for wallpaper to be applied without any problems. But you may have many doubts about this. The glaze in which they are usually finished may not seem to offer the necessary porosity for the wallpaper glue to hold the wallpaper.

Also, the joints between the tiles are an irregularity that can be seen in the wallpaper and detract from the design. The smaller the size of the tile, the larger these joints will be. Some designs also have reliefs in the pattern that can affect the result.

In addition, you may also consider whether it is advisable to hang wallpaper in more humid environments such as bathrooms and kitchens. In short, wallpaper on tiles can give rise to many unknowns.

It is possible to place wallpaper on tiles after a few simple steps

Generally speaking, wallpaper can be hung on tiles. Just bear in mind that you will need to prepare the surface first and it is a fairly easy and affordable way to change the look of a room.

The first thing to do is to prepare the tiled wall. To do this you will need to clean it thoroughly using hot soapy water and then dry it. This step is important to remove any kind of residue. Even those that are not visible to the naked eye.

Next, what you need to do is to smooth out the most sunken area of the joints. To do this you will use filler that you will apply with a spatula. Take enough time to make it as even as possible. 

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You will need to use primer to prepare the surface. Then just apply the glue and place the wallpaper. It will work perfectly on the tiles and the wallpaper will stay in place. 

Even so, it is advisable not to place wallpaper on tiles in areas where water can fall directly. If, despite these recommendations, you decide to do it, it is necessary to protect it with some glass or methacrylate so that it will last in perfect conditions for a longer period of time.

It is advisable to cover the edges of the walls with special silicone for bathrooms and kitchens. This will prevent damp from getting behind the wallpaper and causing damage. Remember, water vapour can also be quite problematic.

In the case of tiles with reliefs, these can generally be quite well concealed after the wallpaper has been installed. They are usually not too pronounced and do not distort the pattern too much. The thicker the wallpaper, the better the results.

As you can see, using wallpaper in the bathroom is perfectly possible and you can achieve spectacular changes without having to renovate. You don't have to remove the tiles to transform the look of your bathroom or kitchen. With just a few simple steps, you can have the room you want in just a few hours.

At ALF&Mabi we offer you the most complete collection of wallpapers that are perfect for use on your bathroom and kitchen tiles. Get unique designs that create comfortable atmospheres that fit in with any decorative concept. You can find the most interesting proposals in our catalogue. Contact us now for more information.

Como puedes comprobar, usar papel pintado sobre el baño es perfectamente posible y podrás conseguir cambios espectaculares sin tener que realizar reformas. No tendrás que quitar las baldosas para transformar el aspecto de tu baño o de tu cocina. Con unos sencillos pasos podrás tener la estancia que deseas tras unas pocas horas.


En ALF&Mabi te ofrecemos la colección más completa de papeles pintados que son perfectos para usar sobre los azulejos de tu baño y cocina. Consigue diseños únicos que crean ambientes confortables que encajan con cualquier concepto decorativo. Podrás encontrar las propuestas más interesantes en nuestro catálogo. Contacta ya con nosotros para recibir más información.


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