Fun Filled Ideas for Your Left Over Tiles
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Fun Filled Ideas for Your Left Over Tiles

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Congratulations! You’ve just completed the tile work in your house and the feeling is just great. Hey, what about the leftover tiles? You’re now left with assorted and different sized tiles that you may want to throw in the trash. But wait, we have some fun filled-ideas that you might want to consider before you get rid of them. These assorted tiles could be used in different rooms and areas of your house and still add value, despite being left over. Tile Coasters The easiest and most familiar use of small square tiles is a coaster. You probably have to do nothing but can start using these 3” x 3” or 4” by 4” sized tiles as coasters. Totally scratch resistant and easy to clean, place your tea or coffee mugs and stop worrying about the spills. Just wash these coasters under running water, wipe them clean and they are ready to be used again. In case your tiles are rough and not glazed at least on one side, you might want to provide an even surface on the bottom side. This can be easily done by sticking felt or cork sheets. Cut the felt or cork sheet slightly smaller than the size of the tile so that they are not visible. Stick the felt or cork sheet firmly using glue and allow it to dry. Once stuck, they should last for their lifetime. Set of four or six such coasters in a ribbon wrap could be a nice gift idea for someone. Simply ageless and classic, I must say. Tiled Serving Tray Converting a normal average wooden tray into a fancy and chic tiled tray could be another interesting idea. You will need just four simple items that are tray, tiles, glue, and grout. Find a tray in the house that is square or rectangle. Needless to say, only square or rectangular glazed tiles would fit the bill. Any other shaped tiles would require cutting and smoothing which is possible only by using specialized tools and skills. Place your leftover tiles in the tray to create the desired design and count the total number of tiles required. At this point, it would be a good idea to click a photo using your cell phone to remember the final layout of the tiles. Clean the tray surface, apply adequate glue on its surface and also to the lower surface of the tiles that would rest on the tray. Fill the spaces in between the tiles with grout and remove all dirt and excess grout. Allow it to dry naturally and voila, you have a brand new tiled tray! Ceramic tiles are scratch, heat, spillage, and stain resistant and hygienic too. Serve your meals in style and win admiration from guests. Get detailed DIY instructions here. Tiled Table Runner Instead of a simple fabric table length runner imagine a tile-based table runner. We all use a table runner along with different trivets to place hot serving wares on tables. What if we could use a single tile topped runner along the full table length and eliminate the need of multiple separate trivets? This is how you could make this happen. You would require felt, scissors or craft knife, glue, and tiles. Please note that for this tabletop runner, you should consider small sized any shape tiles.
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