Upcycling Leftover Wood and Tile Flooring

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If you have extra wood and tile flooring from a project you don’t need to them out because there are endless possibilities to Upcycle!  Check out this infographic from tradepricetiles.co.uk
upcycling-wood-flooringTearing up old wood and tiled flooring and replacing it can be extremely satisfying nut the fun dosen’t stop there. Before you throw away the old stuff, here are a few projects that will spruce up your home and help recycle that flooring in the process.

Wood Projects

Before you begin, make sure your flooring or wall paneling is properly prepared. If you want a more polished look, make sure your wood has a finish and you’re good to go. If not, it’s time to find that sander and wood stain.

Project: Wooden Doormat

You need:

  • Handsaw
  • 6 Feet of 1/4 inch sisal or other type of rope
  • 2×2 planks of wood
  • 3/8th inch drill bit

Tips from the experts:

  • Hang a picture on the new headboard to make your room even more beautiful
  • For some added variety, use multiple colors of wood

Project: Headboard Made of Planks

You need:

  • Wood flooring
  • Stud finder to attach headboard to wall
  • Spirit level
  • Measuring Tape
  • Drill and Screws
  • Chop Saw

Tips From the Experts:

  • Hang a picture on the new headboard to make your room even more beautiful
  • For some added variety, use multiple colors of wood

Tile Projects

Time to dust off those unused ceramic, glass, porcelain or stone tiles. We found a couple of do-it-yourself projects that will brighten up your old furniture and barren walls

Project: Tiled Tabletop

You need:

  • Wood Table
  • Sandpaper
  • Flexible Tile adhesive
  • Grout
  • Grout Sealer
  • Caulk Gun
  • Tiles
  • Rubber Squeegee

Tips from The Experts

  • Make sure you use a grout that won’t stain
  • Try to use tiles that have equal thickness so that your table is even
  • Map out were you’ll lay the tiles beforehand so that you don’t end up with a disaster of a table

Project: Picture Tiles

You need:

  • Ceramic tile
  • Mod podge
  • Paintbrush
  • Printed photos on paper
  • Ruler and scissots

Tips from The Experts:

  • It’s best to use photos that look good when sized to fit the tile (usually a square shape)
  • Use a book or another heavy object to smooth out the bubbles beneath the photo once it’s been placed on the tile
  • Use a razor blade to trim the edges of the picture if it’s too large to fit on the tile. You can also use sandpaper to do this as well.