Harlequin backsplash tile sources needed please!

jterrilynnMarch 2, 2010

Hi all, IÂm planning a transitional kitchen but still really like the idea of a true harlequin backsplash tile (not a turned square) that I can get in a few pastel and or mid tone shades to mix. DonÂt want glass and donÂt want tumbled stone. I have not had a whole lot of luck with online searches, anyone have any sources?

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oldhousegal

Try Ann Sacks- here's the link in all sorts of great colors!

Here is a link that might be useful: Ann Sacks Tile

    Bookmark   March 2, 2010 at 11:55PM
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jbax

I agree with Ann Sacks. They have some great and unique diamond/harlequin tiles. Some are simple, some quite detailed. Great stuff.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2010 at 12:28AM
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soooomanyboys

You might also look at American Olean's Costa Rei collection, they have some nice porcelin harlequin patterns.

Here is a link that might be useful: American Olean Costa Rei

    Bookmark   March 3, 2010 at 7:56AM
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beekeeperswife

Daltile has them--I believe in the Rittenhouse Collection. If you get a high price on them, don't settle--keep looking. I finally found them for about $11 sq/ft. Some places were up at $19.

Here is a link that might be useful: Daltile Rittenhouse

    Bookmark   March 3, 2010 at 8:43AM
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jterrilynn

Thank you all! beekeeper, I did not see your kitchen in the finished kitchen blog. I would love to see everyones harlequin backsplash.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2010 at 9:51AM
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beekeeperswife

I'm not in there yet. My backsplash (the one I won) is enroute as we type! Woo hoo. I didn't do a harlequin tile, I had thought about using harlequins in the area above the range at one point, therefore my knowledge of daltile's harlequins!

    Bookmark   March 3, 2010 at 10:00AM
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astridh

Both Sonoma Tile and Pratt and Larson Tile make that harlequin shape. My guess is that they are cheaper than Ann Sacks and more expensive than Daltile, but I don't know for sure.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2010 at 11:33AM
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hogar

Hi,
I have harlequin tiles in my backsplah (sorry for the blurry picture). They are sonoma tilemakers. I have a mix of crushed glass, stone and metal. If you visit their website you can see all their display boards or even design your own blend. Hope it helps :)

Here is a link that might be useful: Sonoma tilemakers

    Bookmark   March 3, 2010 at 11:39AM
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jterrilynn

hogar, "mix of crushed glass, stone and metal" Love it!
Thank you for the link!!!

    Bookmark   March 3, 2010 at 12:57PM
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petepie1

Hogar,
I'm considering a Sonoma blend like yours -- what tile did you use for the field? And I really like the rope detail too -- is that Sonoma? And how big is the insert of the blend? 24" x 24"? THanks!

    Bookmark   March 3, 2010 at 10:23PM
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Lori B

The Emser Classica line has harlequin tiles, but I believe they only come in cream or white. I've seen photos of white and cream alternating, which are kinda neat.

We are using the Classica subways and some of their other tiles in our home. They are very nicely priced and they have a little bit of imperfect lines to give it more of a handmade look.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 10:42PM
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jrueter

Jeffrey Court and Arizona Tile also have harlequin shapes in some lines.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 11:57PM
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jterrilynn

Thanks everyone!

    Bookmark   April 9, 2010 at 1:44PM
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flatcoat2004

Hi,

Probably too late, but I also fell in love with harlequins, but nearly passed out at the cost of the AO/Daltile options. I found some at TileShop, which is local to me.

Before the kitchen was finished ...

Not quite moved in ...

Here is a link that might be useful: TileShop

    Bookmark   April 10, 2010 at 12:59AM
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motherof3

flatcoat - Love the colors of your tile. Thanks for the link. I'm in backsplash mode now. Trying to decide between subway, turned square or harlequin.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2010 at 8:48AM
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jterrilynn

Very pretty flatcoat!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2010 at 9:15AM
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Carrie_McCluskey_yahoo_com

I'm looking for Harlequin tiles like seen in this photo. Has anyone seen anything similar somewhere?

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   February 20, 2011 at 4:21PM
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