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I have an island that was in my kitchen on the patio.  There is wood or wood paneling of some type around the bottom.  The top has the white tile squares.

I want to preserve the wood around the island before it degrades too much with an outdoor type surface that resists water and weather.
Is that possible?  I was thinking about the peel and stick tiles.  Would that work?

Hi Sharon
Nice to hear from you.
Sounds like you have some great ideas.
I think the tiles would work but I would make sure the wood surface is well sealed before applying.
Paint will seal the wood just fine. I would use an oil based enamel.
Also although the tiles are self stick I would still use some flooring glue.
This is very easy.
Get a quart of the glue (just tell the hardware what you are doing), and get the applicator (again ask for the correct one for the glue.)
Work one side at a time. Apply the glue to the island one side at a time. Peel the tiles and stick.
Great project.
PS get back if needed

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Hi..I can answer most questions about the repairing,stripping and refinishing of all your old furniture and wood items(the things we call antiques)I can give advice about what to buy/avoid at auctions/flea markets. I do not give appraisals on antiques.


I have been refinishing antiques for the past 30yrs. While I have taken several courses over the years,I have found that "hands on" learning is the best teacher. Perhaps I can help you avoid some of the mistakes I made while learning.

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