What to do with old used tile?

marti8aFebruary 23, 2010

I took up some floor tile and while they are all unbroken, they all have thinset on the bottom and I don't really want to clean it off, if that's even possible. Is there any reason to keep it? There's not much, about 9 sq feet.

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lazy_gardens

Put an ad in your local Craigslist or freecycle ... people who make tile mosaic love this stuff.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2010 at 11:30PM
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sorie6
    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 4:32PM
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citytransplant(zone5)

Since you did not mention color or design, here a a few ideas that might be put to use.

Put in the middle of a garden area and put either a large pot of plants on it or perhaps a statue or decorative item on it.

Place on their sides to edge a path or garden area.

Dig up the soil a bit and place them securly under the spiggot where the hose is hooked up, to prevent the mud puddle that usally occurs there.

I like to use one under my glue gun, so I do not have to worry about hot drips.

If you can remove the backing off of some of them, decopage and hang on the wall.

Use the clean ones for trivets.

Again if clean, arrage four or six of them on plywood, frame and use as a wall haning.

I love tiles and it would a shame to just toss something that still can be useful and artful.

That's all I can think of for now. Bet a lot of the wonderfully creative people here can find many more uses.

Joan

    Bookmark   February 28, 2010 at 5:49PM
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desertsteph

i use an old tile under my hotplate in the k itchen.

and one under my space heater...

and i have 2 old wrought iron stands outside w/o a top on them. this next yr they will be on my project list to get tiles for tops. my sister has tons left over from her h*ouse build so those might work... i have to measure them yet to find out.

so, any out door table tops to redo?

under your dog's water dish? or the cat's...

under a plant is very good!

under a garden statue for a solid base...

    Bookmark   March 25, 2010 at 3:43AM
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