6 Alternative Ways to Use Tile

A few years ago, Remodelista editor Sarah spoke with Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola at Cersaie, Italian’s largest tile convention in Bologna. She was launching a new line of tiles for Mutina and suggested using them as a headboard behind a bed.

Inspired by Urquiola’s idea, here is a roundup of unexpected uses of tile.

Above: A built-in stucco bench with a tiled seat from Made a Mano.

Above: A tiled wall serves as a headboard in this Italian house via Dezeen.

Above: The dining room of Portuguese hotel Casa do Conto features modern steel tables inlaid with traditional Portuguese tile.

Above: Inax woven tiles that extend to the ceiling are applied to a mantelpiece in a Melbourne apartment. Photograph by Sharyn Cairns for Home Life.

Above: A wall of Popham Tiles doubles as a headboard.

Above: A patio seating area made from hexagonal shapes from Kismet Tile.

See Remodelista‘s post on Patchwork Tiles for more inspiration.

66 comments

Jonathan Harper
Jonathan H3 years ago

ty

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Khairieh A.
Khairieh A.3 years ago

I also placed colourful tiles on the kitchen counter under my electric oven, both pretty and practical (to save the counter top). Mind you the tiles need constant re-alignment.

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Day R.
Day R4 years ago

Interesting options...
Thank you!!
^..^

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Judy Apelis
Judy A4 years ago

Thank you!

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Mary T.
Mary T4 years ago

interesting usage of tile

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B Jackson
BJ J4 years ago

Interesting ideas and an easy clean.

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Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R4 years ago

Cool. Thank you.

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Danuta Watola
Danuta W4 years ago

Thanks for sharing

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Lady Kaira
None None4 years ago

thanks

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Fi T.
Past Member 4 years ago

A choice of refreshing

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