Asked on Feb 12, 2015

Ceramic floor tiles as garden pavers?

Can you use left over ceramic floor tiles as pavers in the garden? I want to create a walkway to the potting shed/green house with pavers in the grass and have an assortment of ceramic tiles from other projects left over.
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  • I guess my only concern would be if the tiles got slick (rain, snow, etc). But I like your idea!
  • Valerie Valerie on Feb 13, 2015
    I have the same concern as RCooper, also that they may break unless they are on a completely level surface - which may be difficult to control outdoors. There are so many ways that you could use the left over tiles - I would do a search on Hometalk. If you want to make a path, there are also a lot of possibilities, ranging from making your own out of hypertufa or cement.
  • Jinny Wilson Jinny Wilson on Feb 13, 2015
    too thin. Any uneven soil will cause a break with weight. You cOuld, however, break them up and use them in a concrete path in mosaic style. ☺
  • Judith O Judith O on Feb 13, 2015
    They cant freeze either. I like the mosaic idea.
  • Donnaleedesigns52 Donnaleedesigns52 on Feb 13, 2015
    I thought about making a mosaic in cement with some smaller ones I have. Thanks for the suggestions
    • Joyce Bell Joyce Bell on Jul 01, 2017

      I was thinking of that too as the ground is very uneven! What type of cement would you use?

  • C C on Feb 13, 2015
    I was watching Property Brothers and learned that cheap home depot stock ceramic tiles doesn't even last long inside on the floor!! You have to use the expensive tiles or they will break and deteriorate easily because they aren't made with heavy bonding clay that will hold them together. So I'm guessing they will fall apart very easily if you use them outside. Plus most can be slippery when wet. But there are videos that show you how to make your own pretty easily and cheaply that are really cool.