Ideas to repurpose leftover tiles

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Hi , can you please tell me what I can do with leftover tiles (from the kitchen and bathroom)? Can I use them in the backyard or anything else? I like the idea of cinder blocks. Thanks for sharing. :)
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 19, 2016
    What do the tiles look like? Indoor tiles are quite different then outdoor tiles so if anything you will have to seal them for outdoor use.
  • Anita Ahmed Anita Ahmed on Apr 19, 2016
    Well I used ceramic tiles in the kitchen , living room and the proclein tiles I used it in the bathroom. So yes they are indoor . So I cannot do use it outside planters our patio or any other ideas that I can use it for thank you for your help .šŸ˜
  • William William on Apr 20, 2016
    Indoor tile are different in composition than outdoor tiles. Outdoor tiles are waterproof and frost proof and generally marked as such.
  • Judy Parkey Judy Parkey on Apr 20, 2016
    I'd stored my bathroom tiles outside on the cellar waiting for inspiration. I'm finally working on my backyard landscape, too. Realizing the tiles had held up to the exposure I'm using them as stepping stones. If they don't make it then so be it. I didn't take the time to do it right and bury them a bit but they are serving their purpose, look high end for stepping stones yet because of the colors blend in far better than concrete grey. I've planted creeping rosemary around them.
  • Debbie Debbie on Apr 20, 2016
    I'd break them up and use them in mosaics to cover flower pots or anything else you bring inside in winter. Use an exterior caulk to adhere the tile to the pots. The color you choose for the caulk will serve as grout between the pieces. You could use these pots inside, too, in the rooms with the matching tile.
  • Deanna.Turetski Deanna.Turetski on Apr 20, 2016
    You can use them as a trivet. I would glue the bottoms with cork and you can put the small transparent gel circles on each corner and voila! a trivet. It can also work without the gel circles.
  • Audrey Trubshaw Audrey Trubshaw on Apr 20, 2016
    The trivet idea is a good one. You can decorate them using ModPodge and pretty paper napkins, greeting card or wrapping paper cutouts, or laser copies of photos of friends and family. Seal them with acrylic spray paint or the ModPodge for Outdoors. You can even make a set to hang on the wall using wire plate hangers.
  • Jennie Lee Jennie Lee on Apr 21, 2016
    It depends on how big they are, and what they're made of. I was lucky enough to get 20 one-foot-square Granite tiles at a yard sale -$200 worth of beautiful stone tile for $20! They have come in very handy as tops for tables, small shelves, etc.
  • Jennie Lee Jennie Lee on Apr 21, 2016
    It depends on how big they are, and what they're made of. I was lucky enough to get 20 one-foot-square Granite tiles at a yard sale -$200 worth of beautiful stone tile for $20! They have come in very handy as tops for tables, small shelves, etc.
  • Constance G Constance G on Apr 21, 2016
    recover a outdoor table or countertop, use in pet door entryways ( I did) reuse as a place to clean your feet or shoes outdoors, using on planters is a great idea Debbie, just let your imagination go.
  • Anita Ahmed Anita Ahmed on Apr 23, 2016
    Yes, thank you all of you. I won't be able to do all that work making table or anything like that I think I will go ahead and sell it off . thanks again everybody I appreciate your concern.
  • Rosemary Wieczorek Lane Rosemary Wieczorek Lane on Oct 06, 2017
    I would just worry that if wet the tiles might be slippery, Also save at least one or two incase one of your inside ones get cracked or broken.... they can be replaced and better if you have one that will match. or two

  • Fauxgal Fauxgal on Oct 06, 2017
    You can turn them into coasters if they are the right size. Find pretty napkins, and Modpodge them on! You can put felt dots on the bottoms to keep them from scratching furniture.
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