Ceramic tile idea for this great find?

This tile is about 1.5 ft x 3 ft long and it has this almost mirrored like pattern.
I thought I could incorporate somehow on a table top?! Don't want to use it then regret not giving it a great resting place. I only have one. LOL
q ideas for repurposing a big ceramic tile, crafts, repurposing upcycling
q ideas for repurposing a big ceramic tile, crafts, repurposing upcycling
q ideas for repurposing a big ceramic tile, crafts, repurposing upcycling
  15 answers
  • Darla Darla on Jun 17, 2015
    It's gorgeous! You could get some wood the same thickness and "frame" it in on the table top.

  • Eileen Eileen on Jun 17, 2015
    I think frame it also, but first I would stencil family name on it in a high gloss black

  • Swan Road Designs Swan Road Designs on Jun 17, 2015
    Due to it's narrowish dimension, how about putting a border of small mirror tiles around it and turning it into a larger table or into a serving tray. You don't have to use extra-shiny mirrors, even frosted would compliment the tile. Better yet, a table top that can be both a top AND a serving tray. It seems a shame to delegate it to only one part of the house or to a single purpose.

  • Karen Baker Karen Baker on Jun 18, 2015
    This is a beautiful and unique tile! Personally, I would find a way to hang it on the wall. A frame matching the color of the swirls would make them stand out. I also like the idea of putting your last name on, but I would do it in a black or white font that vaguely matches the swirls and frame it in black or gray that matches the background. I don't think using it for a table would be the showpiece this tile deserves. Just sayin'...

    • Karen Baker Karen Baker on Jun 18, 2015
      @Karen Baker I would use the vinyl letters so the tile is reusable and removing vinyl letters is a lot easier than scraping paint and waaay less damaging!

  • Laurie Brennan Laurie Brennan on Jun 18, 2015
    It's beautiful..I've never seen anything like this. I too think that framing it out with mirror tiles would really bring out the pattern in whatever application you decide to use it for. It could even be a great focal point in a backsplash. Anyone know where to purchase something like this? I would love to buy some.

  • Ali's Wood Be Rescues Ali's Wood Be Rescues on Jun 18, 2015
    Thank you ladies for the suggestions. It really is a great piece. I spoke with the lady who gave me tons of tiles n wood n she said that she redid her kitchen n office and requested samples of wood flooring n ceramic tiles. .. she saps all you have to do is just go on line and request the samples. For someone like me who is experimenting with some new creations I thought the idea was genius. This may be useful information for some free samples of neat stuff. I have about 3 boxes of some of these samples.

  • Ali's Wood Be Rescues Ali's Wood Be Rescues on Jun 18, 2015
    these are just the smaller samples.. i have several large pieces of hardwood flooring.

  • Trudy Trudy on Jun 18, 2015
    Hmmm, not feeling the mirrored tiles suggestions. I'm afraid it would take attention away from the swirly pattern. How about a silver wooden frame and hang it on the wall; either vertical or horizontal. I know frames can be pricey. I've bought yard sale frames and cut them down to size and painted them.

  • Becca Becca on Jun 18, 2015
    It is so pretty! I would think about a satin finish black frame. Something simple that will let the tile be the star.

  • JennB JennB on Jun 19, 2015
    This is beautiful. You could use it for a table top on vintage Singer Sewing Machine or Aquarium Stand. I've been looking for something like this to do exactly that. I have the Sewing Machine & Aquarium bases but can't seem to find something reasonably priced for the top.

  • Ali's Wood Be Rescues Ali's Wood Be Rescues on Jun 19, 2015
    Try ordering a sample from a tile company JennB.

  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on Jun 20, 2015
    I think it would make a beautiful inlay for a coffee table. Another idea would be to mount it to a piece of plywood and using small mirror tiles to "mosaic" around it, then hanging it as a display piece in a place of prominence.

  • PainterNoni PainterNoni on Jun 20, 2015
    If used as a table top, the beautiful pattern wouldn't be seen. I definitely see it as a wall hanging. it depends upon the size of a wall......what room, etc. could be stunning as a middle panel with elements on either side. You could go elegant, modern, or rustic depending upon your style.

  • Elizabeth Catlin Young Elizabeth Catlin Young on Jun 24, 2015
    Since your piece is an oddly-sized one for a coffee table, or an end table, and other comments suggest that the pattern won't get noticed unless it's hung vertically, I'd suggest using it to frame a mirror! If you have a Hobby Lobby store in your neck of the woods, they have GREAT CHEAP BEAUTIFUL open frames. Look for a wide one, one with an "inset" that you could have your tile cut to, and then just glue it in place with tile adhesive. For example, have a tile company (Lowe's and Home Depot cut tiles for customers too) cut your tile into strips, say, into (2) 4 1/2 x 36 and (2) 4 1/2 x 18, arrange them into a rectangular shape and set them inside a very wide frame (the inset would have to be at least 4 1/2 inches). Or, take a piece of good old (better yet: thrown out and repurposed) plywood...say, 36 X 18. Glue a mirror (you can get those cut at Lowes and glass companies, but not at HD) around the outside of the mirror. Don't forget to put a hanger on the back of the plywood before you glue any tiles or mirror to it, though. Good luck!

  • Whi9533511 Whi9533511 on Aug 04, 2016
    This is also I have a piece half the size to this can I get the name of this technique you use please thanks