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

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 12:00AM
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