Can ceramic floor tile be used on a walkway path?

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I found some large ceramic floor tiles left from a previous homeowner. Has anyone ever used them as an outdoor walkway tile?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 18, 2017
    ceramic tile will never hold up to the environment outside
  • Xenia Rivera Xenia Rivera on Aug 18, 2017
    I used them in my garden but they are very slippery

  • Carol Wright Carol Wright on Aug 18, 2017
    I tried this once & without a firm base, several broke into pieces. I did take one, added protective dots & turned it into a large hot plate to protect my countertops.
  • Janet Panos Janet Panos on Aug 18, 2017
    Indoor tiles should not be used outdoors because they do not have a slip-resistant surface. Not only are outdoor tiles needed but also outdoor waterproof adhesive.
  • Nancy Nancy on Aug 18, 2017
    It can't hurt to try to do this. If you use them like stepping stones, I would think you would need something like a concrete paver to glue it to for support. By itself without support, any weight on it will break them. If you try this, you might also want to find a way to make them less slippery when wet!
  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Aug 18, 2017
    I wouldn't because they can be slippery and can easily crack. I have used them to make an outside table top with a wood base and grout around it.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 18, 2017
    IF THEY ARE INDOOR TILES FOR FLOORS YOU MAYBE OK! SO LONG AS THEY ARE THICK ENOUGH. OTHERWISE THEY MAY ONLY LAST TILL FIRST fROST OR SOMEONE OR SOMETHING HEAVY IS PLACED ON THEM. My sister did this with wall tiles and ended up with dangerous crazy paving - very sharp edges...............
  • Ptrish Ptrish on Aug 18, 2017
    It will crack with the elements
  • A_k28310791 A_k28310791 on Aug 18, 2017
    Thank you all for your answers!!
  • CJ CJ on Aug 18, 2017
    I also don't think it will work for you. I had a friend who used ceramic tile at her front, on the inside of the her entry way. She broke some the tiles one day as she entered and stomped her feet on the rug to get snow off of her boots! Plus, as others have said, they can be very slick. Please be safe and don't use them in place of pavers. Maybe they would look nice added to flower beds, just for decoration flat on the ground or leaning against them the foundation or an interesting rock or maybe under potted plants on your porch or in a flower bed? I'm sure you can come up with other ideas, too! Good luck.
  • Brenda Brenda on Aug 18, 2017
    I agree in that it will crack