Tile found two layers down

hags00May 28, 2012

Gutted the two baths and kitchen this weekend of the 1979 built ranch I closed on last Monday.

Found the tiles below on the master bath floor under a layer of linoleum. I have demo'd a lot of house and never seen tile like this so I thought some other GW'ers might enjoy them.

Sorry for the picture quality, forgot to take my good camera over there.

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TileTech

...and your question is...?

    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 4:53PM
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Sophie Wheeler

It would be great to clean it up and restore it!

    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 5:07PM
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hags00

No question at all! Just sharing some of the more interesting things you find peeling back the layers! Tile on the main bathroom floor wasn't half as interesting but definitely not a shape found today.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 5:15PM
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palimpsest

I haven't seen those shapes in a midcentury tile.

It would be nice to preserve some of them in some way.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 5:51PM
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bill_vincent

That looks like Korean Porcelain Mosaics. back in the mid- 80's it was as common as glass tile is now.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 6:01PM
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Jamie

Cool! I've done wallpaper archeology, but never flooring.
You now have higher ceilings.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 6:36PM
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hags00

Thanks Bill! I knew someone would have seen it before. I really like it but I do not like that amount of grout on my bathroom floor. I haven't made any effort to clean it up but I think the grout was put down approximately that color. That is the same color as the 4X4 wall tiles in the 60" shower.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 7:37PM
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bill_vincent

Grout color can always be changed with colorant, if that's the problem

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 12:00AM
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