Difference Between Peel & Stick Backsplash And Peel & Stick Wallpaper

If you have found yourself looking at peel and stick backsplash designs, you might wonder what are the exact differences between the peel & stick backsplash and peel & stick wallpaper and when to use which material. As the name says, there are some similarities between the both materials, however, there are important differences that separate them both and should be known before deciding which material is the best for exact purpose. Read further to learn more about the difference between peel & stick backsplash and peel & stick wallpaper.



Luxurious Kitchen Backsplash

When it comes to the material, peel and stick backsplash is made of a thicker material than the peel and stick wallpaper. The thicker backsplash with design material makes it more suitable for spaces where water and dirt can get in contact with the material often such as above kitchen countertops, behind a sink and stove as seen in the gorgeous kitchen interior design above with the luxurious kitchen peel and stick backsplash - Oysters For Lunch Design Backsplash from the Modern Peel & Stick Backsplash collection. Furthermore, the peel and stick backsplash has a smooth matt finish.

Peel and stick backsplash and peel and stick wallpaper material difference

When we put both materials next to each other we can see a difference in the texture and finish. As our peel and stick wallpaper is 100% polyester fabric based material it has a subtle canvas like texture that we can see in the photo above with our white and green design self-adhesive wallpaper - Green Floral Lace Wall Mural from the Botanical wallpaper collection next to the backsplash with design - Feminine Dark Grey Leaves Print Backsplash from the Modern Peel & Stick Backsplash collection. A similarity for both materials is that they both have a matt finish.


Size & Pattern Scale

Peel and stick backsplash sizes

Our peel & stick backsplash comes in three different sizes. The high quality peel and stick backsplash size options vary between backsplash heights of 19 inch, 21 inch and 25 inch and different lengths starting from 76 inch wide to 100 inch wide as seen in the photo above. Furthermore, with each size up the backsplash design pattern scale is slightly larger to fit the design size. The backsplash with design we can see above is the Vintage Blue Peonies Pattern Backsplash from the Farmhouse Peel & Stick Backsplash collection.

Our peel & stick wallpaper on the other hand comes in 19 inch wide panels and the pattern scale is the same as the 19 inch height backsplash design. However, you can choose between four different lengths: 48 inch, 96 inch, 108 inch, 120 inch based on the wall size and measurements that you are looking to cover with the removable wallpaper. If you would like to learn more about measuring a wall to understand which size and how many panels you would need, visit our How To Measure Wall For Wallpaper Installment Based On The Material blog post.



Peel and stick waterproof cleanable backsplash

Our peel and stick backsplash is made of a waterproof and cleanable material, making it ideal for spaces where large amounts of water can get in contact with the material or as a backsplash design behind stove that requires frequent cleaning. If the backsplash design above has grabbed your attention, it is our Diamond Art Deco Golden Taupe Backsplash from the Geometric Peel & Stick Backsplash collection.

Our peel and stick wallpaper is made of a water-resistant material that is also gently cleanable with a soft sponge or a damp cloth. While wallpaper is water-resistant, by getting in contact with large amounts of water frequently it can have a chance to get soaked and change its form, therefore, in places near water peel and stick backsplash will be a more suitable choice.



Peel and stick backsplash installation

As both materials are peel and stick, as with the self-adhesive wallpaper, to install peel and stick backsplash you will need to gradually pull off the backing paper and carefully install the diy backsplash while smoothing it out during the installation with a soft cloth or a soft smoothing tool as seen in the photo above with our Feminine Dark Grey Leaves Print Backsplash from the Modern Peel & Stick Backsplash collection The difference is that backsplash is installed horizontally. Furthermore, you can cut the waterproof backsplash to size before installation based on the measurements of the space you are looking to install the material to or cut the excess material after installation using a ruler and a sharp craft knife.

removable wallpaper panel installation think noir

Our peel and stick wallpaper should be installed on a clean, smooth wall and is applied vertically starting from the top by gradually pulling off the backing paper and carefully installing the wallpaper while smoothing the material during the process to avoid any air bubbles forming and to achieve a picture perfect continuing pattern with each panel added. Furthermore, the self stick wallpaper is applied side by side without an overlap as seen above with the Vintage Blue Peonies Wallpaper from the Floral collection. To learn more about how to install peel and stick wallpaper, visit our How To Install Removable Wallpaper blog post.


Why Choose Peel & Stick Backsplash

Blue peonies peel and stick kitchen backsplash

If you have a rented space and want to add some color and character to the plain or dated kitchen, installing design backsplash will do just that and allow you to easily remove it when it is time to move out. The waterproof backsplash makes the material easy to clean and maintain beautiful and eye-catching everyday as seen in the kitchen interior with the Vintage Blue Peonies Pattern Backsplash from the Farmhouse Peel & Stick Backsplash collection above.

Different Think Noir Backsplash Designs

Furthermore you can install the backsplash design on tiles, allowing you to give your bathroom or powder room a new fresh look easily and remove the material when needed. With so many beautiful stick on tile backsplash designs available you can give your kitchen, bathroom, powder room, laundry room a touch of color and beautiful pattern in the style of your choice that matches your interior design. As most of the removable backsplash designs are available to order in custom colors, you can customize a backsplash design in your style. Visit our Peel And Stick Backsplash collection to view all of the design options and find more backsplash ideas for your interior.


Summary Of Perks Of Peel And Stick Backsplash

  • Ideal for rented spaces to add an eye-catching design to plain or dated kitchen or bathroom interior.
  • Waterproof and easy to clean.
  • Can be installed on tiles and easily removed when needed.


Why Choose Peel & Stick Wallpaper

Blue peonies removable wallpaper bathroom design

Peel and stick textured wallpaper on the other hand is perfect for DIY wallpaper projects when you want to give your walls a charming, eye-catching design look. Not only it is the easy to remove wallpaper ideal to use for covering whole walls, but to create gorgeous details, for example, by installing your favorite modern peel and stick wallpaper design in the paneling as seen in the bathroom project above by Van with the Vintage Blue Peonies Wallpaper from the Floral collection. 

floral colorful wallpaper in powder room

Furthermore, peel and stick wallpaper is ideal for creating beautiful peel and stick accent walls in any space. And in the photo above we can see another one of gorgeous peel and stick accent wall ideas in a bathroom interior that has been created by Rachel with the Feminine Floral Bouquet Wallpaper from the Floral wallpaper collection. Although the removable peel and stick wallpaper is water resistant, we do not advise to apply the material in spaces where it can get in direct contact with large amounts of splashing water such as in or next to an open shower for it to not get soaked and have a chance of deforming.


Summary Of Perks Of Peel And Stick Wallpaper

  • Peel and stick wallpaper is perfect for DIY projects when planning to cover one or multiple walls.
  • Peel and stick wallpaper has a textured finish and is water-resistant.
  • The material is gently cleanable with a soft sponge or damp cloth.


We hope this blog post gives you the necessary information to understand the most important differences between the peel and stick backsplash and the peel and stick wallpaper. If you would like to get more inspiration on dazzling kitchen backsplash ideas, visit our Best Backsplash Ideas For Kitchen blog post.


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