vintage 1960's ceramic tile

skippy05September 29, 2008

Anyone know where you can purchase these old tiles????????

I cannot redo the entire bathroom & at the top corner of the shower, 2 tiles & the trim cracked off.......

Have not been able to find these tiles.

I live in Philly.

Thank you soooo much!!!!!!

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kimkitchy

I would try architectural salvage places or a Habitat Restore in your area. They have an amazing lot of old house stuff. Maybe, if you could post a picture, someone here could come up with a more specific source for you. Good luck with it.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2008 at 11:48AM
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calliope

Yes, please. I live in the what was called the old "pottery capital of the world" We had several tile manufacturers here, and you see old ones often.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2008 at 4:44PM
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skippy05

I do not have a picture, sorry.
The best I can explain is the typical 1950 -1960's tile
bathroom. 4 x 4 ceramic tiles on the walls.
Anyway, my boyfriend found a place in South Philly that will order them! He said they sell them by the square foot, $1.75 for @9 tiles!
If anyone needs the name of the place & info let me know.

THANKS

    Bookmark   October 1, 2008 at 4:30PM
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chinacat_sunflower

there's also Material Culture, who specialize in architectural salvage.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2008 at 2:32PM
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elektromaus

Does anyone have an idea where I can get these vintage tiles. My bathroom is from the 1960s and I have yellow 4x4 tiles. Some are cracked and need around 10 replacement tiles.

Please let me know
Brigitte

P.S.: I am Toronto Canada so getting something send from the states is no problem

    Bookmark   March 10, 2010 at 9:02PM
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palimpsest

Check out Daltile but go in the website through Architects and Designers heading and look at ceramic countertop and walltile.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2010 at 9:32PM
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kimkitchy

elektromaus, check out the link below from the bathrooms forum. sjharris just tore out yellow tile. If it is like yours, maybe you could respond to her remodel post over on the bathrooms side and see if she has any of the old tile... It's a long shot because she seemed glad to be rid of it, but you never know...

Here is a link that might be useful: 50's bath redo post

    Bookmark   March 11, 2010 at 11:51AM
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cosmikcat

Here's another place that sells tiles in original 50s colors. I believe they also match colors if you need that.

Here is a link that might be useful: BW Tile

    Bookmark   March 12, 2010 at 3:18PM
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nightmare1946ranch

Try daltile or B&W tile

    Bookmark   March 21, 2010 at 12:57PM
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