Anyone have hex tile they are willing to sell?

lam13March 25, 2010

We started remodeling the bathroom in our 1920 craftsman home. I originally planned on using the HD octagon and dot pattern for the floor tile, but now would really like to use white hexagon and do a small rosette pattern in black and gray. The problem is we need to get the tile within the next 2 weeks as we are currently operating without a bathroom. Daltile takes 6-8 weeks on special order and American Olean was $8.60 s/f, which is a little too pricey on our small budget. Anyone have any left over from a previous project? :) We need 55 s/f of white and 2 s/f each of black and gray.

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macv

It would help to know in what part of he world you live.

You might try Craigslist.com in order in order to avoid shipping charges.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2010 at 3:17PM
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lam13

I'm in central Alabama. I'll try craigslist too.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2010 at 3:55PM
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junicb

These sources aren't going to be cheaper, but if you're really in a time crunch, it could be worth it to pay a little extra:

http://www.hextile.com/

http://auc-tile.com/

http://www.mosaictilesupplies.com/

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 10:43AM
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slateberry51

I'd get a chemical toilet and empty it at the local filling station or at a friendly neighbor's house.

Speaking of friendly neighbors, ours just had their hw heater die, and they showered over here while they got their venting up to code etc. I kinda miss seeing them every day now that they have hot water again. I can't possibly be the only one out there who enjoys my neighbors; ask around and you may be surprised at the hospitality out there just waiting to be tapped.

When we were remodeling a bath and still needed to shower, we stapled plastic sheeting around the tub surround so we could shower. Not sure where you're at, but might work for you.

6-8 weeks is an eternity when you're waiting. It's a blink of an eye in the life of the house. I'm stubborn, and I'd dig in and find a way to hold out for the tile I wanted.

Here is a link that might be useful: Our camping toilet; easy to empty etc.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 11:22AM
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lam13

Thanks for the suggestions. We do have a half bath, so at least we have a toilet. We have been showering at a friend's house. I am willing to hold out for the tile, but hubby cannot be persuaded (to wait or spend the extra money to get them now)!

I bought a few of the HD octagon tile sheets to see what it would look like. I found that I like them better laid on the diagonal and adding some black tiles spread out a bit. The black and white they sell in sheets was a little too busy for the space. I'll give it a few more days to see if I can find a hex tile miracle, but if not I think the diagonal oct and dot will do fine.

I'm really excited about our clawfoot tub! It should be here Friday. I'm finishing up stripping and sanding the original windows that PO covered up with a shower stall. If I can figure out how to post pics, I will post some before and after shots when all done.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 6:22PM
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slateberry51

I had daltile white/cobalt octa and dot at my old place, and I love it. We were at an old seaside victorian hotel (Beachmere in Ogunquit, shameless plug), and the bathroom there had it too. I was surpised at how happy the kids were to see it again. They like it so much I'm rethinking my white hex and carrera mosaic plans.

So I think it would look great for your place too.

Best of luck, and yes, please post pictures!

    Bookmark   March 29, 2010 at 8:49AM
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