Protecting cabinet bottoms under sinks

There is always the time when we are trying so hard to clean the spills under our kitchen and bathroom sinks. Sometimes the problem comes from cleaning products leak, pipes and fixtures. Here are some easy ways on how you can clean the spills easily. This is a great way to make your old or new cabinet look fresh again.

Things that you need:

  • Exacto knife
  • self stick linoleum
  • pen and measuring tape


  1. Take out all the things under your sink cabinets to protect them from water and spills. Use a measuring tape to measure the width and depth of each cabinet. This would give you the measurements on how much self stick linoleum you will need. The whole measurements are square feet (width multiplies with depth). So when you are buying tiles, you will know the total number of square feet you will need. Sometimes we will make mistakes, so you might want to buy a few extra tiles as precaution. It\’s up to you on choosing the type of tiles you want.
  2. Clean the area to be covered from debris, dirt and moisture. Now, you can put down out the tiles with the whole thing attached just to see how many you will need. Cut the tiles down if needed. Write down on a piece of paper the number of full tiles and the tiles you will need to trim.
  3. Begin by placing the first tile and remove the backing. Do not remove the backing as you will use it afterward. Fit the tile firmly against the corner. Smooth the tiles up with your hands to make sure there are no bubbles underneath the tile. Repeat the same process to the other tiles until you come to the point where you will need to cut. Start tiling at the back and do one row at a time, from left to right.
  4. To make sure the tiles fit, you can trim them. Take from your backing from one of the tiles that you have already placed. Then, place the backings as if it were a tile. Simply crease the sheet to fit if it hits the wall too long. This is what you are going to use to measure and trim the tile. On a piece of cardboard, turn the tile\’s upside backing against the tile that you are going to use and firmly cut through it using the exacto knife. Make sure to cut through the part of the tile that you are not using. Don\’t cut too much to avoid wasted tiles. Try first by cutting it less then check again if the tile fits. Remove the backing and fit the tile into place when you have cut it to perfect fit. Before using the cabinets, leave it for a while to allow the backings of the tiles dry perfectly.

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