What to Do With Leftover Pebble Tiles

So, you’ve finished your pebble tile flooring project but overestimated how many tiles you would need. Now you’re left with extras.

What can you do with leftover pebble tiles?

Don’t eye the dusty corner of the shed…Instead, there are plenty of ways to use up your pebble tile with fun DIY projects. We share some of our favorite ways to use pebble tile.

But before we get started, keep these quick tips in mind:

  • Get the kids involved- these pebble tile projects are great for summertime art activities.
  • These projects can also be done using garden pebbles!
  • If there are gaps in your pebble tiles, use loose landscaping stones to fill in the gaps.
  • Thinset or resin is ideal for gluing rocks to materials, depending on the project.

1. Make drink coasters

Pebble tile can be cut down to a smaller size for drink coasters. They’re durable and pretty, adding a natural touch to your interior design. 

Simply cut down the tile to a circular or square shape, measure and cut a piece of corkboard to correspond with the pebble tile, and glue the tile on top of the cork.

2. Refurbish an old doormat

Don’t throw that old doormat away! Instead, reuse the thick rubber part by gluing pebble tiles on the surface. 

One of the reasons why people love pebble tile flooring is because the smooth, raised pebbles feel like a massage against sore feet.

A mat gives you that same sensation! And if your feet are sensitive, you can use sliced pebble tile. The surface is flat and less intense against the pressure points.

3. Make a fun backsplash

Pebble tile flooring and walls in the bathroom or outdoor shower are popular projects, but you don’t need to cover a huge area to enhance your indoor/outdoor decor.

Pebble tile is so versatile and easy to install that you can take leftover tiles and use them to cover small areas.

For instance, if you are doing an RV makeover, create a contemporary kitchen backsplash using leftover pebble tiles. 

You can also do this in your home to make your kitchen pop with a unique texture against the wall over the stove, sink, or between the cabinets and countertop.


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