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Title: Period tiles replacement
Post by: Jeffsayyes on May 16, 2019, 03:31:40 PM
Anyone know where to get the 1930s tiles that many of our buildings have? I'd have a little section that needs replacing and I want to put it back to the original
Title: Re: Period tiles replacement
Post by: jadasie on May 16, 2019, 03:47:17 PM
Check out subwaymosaics.com (http://subwaymosaics.com). I haven't used them myself, but they seem to carry a lot of prewar bathroom floor patterns.
Title: Re: Period tiles replacement
Post by: Jeffsayyes on May 16, 2019, 06:50:58 PM
Hard to find the name of my pattern...
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/p1QAAOSw-mNbgMri/s-l1600.jpg)

something like this
Title: Re: Period tiles replacement
Post by: Minimal4me on May 19, 2019, 04:23:45 PM
Jeff, could you snap a photo of the actual tile? And where is it? Bath?

A lot of subway tiles are still available.

I found a lot of help at this retro renovation site:

https://retrorenovation.com/category/bathroom-categories/tile/
Title: Re: Period tiles replacement
Post by: Simka on May 25, 2019, 05:49:12 PM
Jeff, I hope this attached photo works. Not that I found what you're looking for—this is for concrete pavers—but I wonder if your tile, when laid out, looks something like this.

I've seen a lot of floor tile. Yours isn't common for bathrooms; I wish we had a name for it that could pin it down for you better. It forms an octagon, but there are so many octagonal tiles that turn up that are nothing like what you have, so just searching on that isn't much help. (Also, people incorrectly call hexagonal tiles octagonal, so that really messes the results up!)

P.S. Good for you for wanting to match the original.