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How to Make Cheese Boards Using Floor Tiles

By JulieVR |

Wandering the aisles of Home Depot recently, looking at options for a new kitchen floor, it occurred to me that the single floor tiles would make perfect cheese and charcuterie boards – and were a steal at under $2 apiece. I generally use platters or cutting boards to arrange cheeses on, but I love the smooth, cool marble of a floor tile – and the fact that I can have a whole variety of colors, textures and sizes in my kitchen for under $10. Cheese and charcuterie boards are an easy, trendy way to entertain – and using floor tiles makes presentation easy.

I picked up a few different tiles in a variety of surfaces – some square, others rectangular, some glossy, some matte – they ranged in price from $1.40 – $1.87.

I figured they might be awkward to pick up if set out flat on the table, and their rough undersides might scratch some surfaces, so we picked up a package of rubber feet – the peel and stick kind.

They cost around $2 – also at Home Depot. They also had felt ones and cork ones, but I figured the silicone kind would be more washable – of course with a felt bottom, it would be easy to simply wipe the surface of the tile. An alternative might be to glue a square of felt to the bottom.

Although they stuck quite firmly, I added a dab of glue for good measure.

One in each corner – and I had built 4 different cheese and charcuterie boards in about 5 minutes, for around $2 apiece. I may just make more to give as Christmas gifts this year – and maybe at some point I’ll choose a new kitchen floor to match!

Happy holiday entertaining!

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Julie Van Rosendaal is the author of five best-selling cookbooks, food editor of Parents Canada magazine, a CBC Radio columnist and a freelance writer. Her award-winning blog, Dinner with Julie documents life in her home kitchen in Canada with her husband and 7-year-old son. Read bio and latest posts → Read Julie's latest posts →

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10 thoughts on “How to Make Cheese Boards Using Floor Tiles

  1. Erin says:

    What a cool idea! Cheese boards are like $75 at Williams-Sonoma!

  2. Barb says:

    I love cheese! I’ll have to make one of these before my next cheese party!

  3. Nicki says:

    That is insanely chic! And you just CANNOT beat the price. Usually I avoid home improvement stores but that might be changing!

  4. Opal says:

    I love that I could affordable get a ton of matching boards. I always feel like a hillbilly when my stuff doesn’t match and 75% is served on paper plates!

  5. kathryn says:

    this is a fantastic idea! I’m throwing a little party this weekend so I will definitely use this for my cheese board!

  6. riley says:

    Love this idea! We just re-did our floors and have a ton of extra tiles — nice ones too! I might have to turn them into DIY xmas gifts ;)

  7. laurenjimeson says:

    This is such a great and inexpensive idea! I would have never thought of it!

  8. Meghan says:

    BRILLIANT! I am so doing this.

  9. Lauren says:

    This is a fantastic idea! I also like the idea of using a slate flooring tile that way you could write the types of cheeses on the tile in chalk.

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