source for tiles in this stylish unfitted kitchen?

feisty68April 18, 2014

I just love this kitchen and the flooring. Thinking of this tile for our bathrooms which adjoin oak floors in the hall...

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lazy_gardens

I traced the picture to an article about the kitchen: "Dice que las baldosas se las trajo de Francia."

The tiles were brought from France. So search for French hexagon terracotta tiles and see what comes up.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 6:18AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nosoccermom

It's from Ellen Pompeo's house in Hollywood in Elle Decor (link below)

"The kitchen features plenty of open shelving, industrial-style stainless-steel appliances, and terra-cotta floor tiles imported from France."

Here is a link that might be useful: EP house

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 11:26AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
1929Spanish

I love antique French tile. We found 6" hex tile from Arto Tile for our kitchen and love it. They are made in California and carry lots of shapes and colors.

Here is a link that might be useful: Arto Brick

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 12:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
chesters_house_gw

These folks seem to have tiles in that look -- and check the overstock page!

Here is a link that might be useful: tiles

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 2:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
palimpsest

You could check out Ann Sacks.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 2:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nosoccermom

I actually googled and then found a link to a place in the UK that sells salvaged tiles from a 17th century French chateau. No prices, although they sell a sample for 5 British pounds....

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 3:53PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
feisty68

Wow - thank you for all the replies! Now I have fodder for sleuthing.

I'll take the 17th century chateau tiles please :) :) :)

1929Spanish - your kitchen is beautiful! I am planning a very similar colour for my cabinet fronts - F&B Hardwick White, and I am glad to see how great it looks.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 5:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nosoccermom

I didn't post the link because I figured they'd cost as much as a fifth of the chateau. However, I was wrong, we're talking 18th and 19th century. See below.

Or here:
http://www.secondshoutout.com/product/french-reclaimed-terracotta-tiles-6%E2%80%9D-hexagonal

Here is a link that might be useful: French tiles

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 7:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
feisty68

Wow nosoccermom. We truly live in an amazing world. Those tiles are lovely.

And 1929Spanish, Arto does indeed have such similar variegated hex tiles like in my inspiration photo!

I liked the idea of variegated tile because it would "bridge" nicely with the colour of the adjacent oak, without being too "matchy-matchy". I also really like these:

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 2:13AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
1929Spanish

Thanks for the compliment. Our cabinets are Omega Dynasty in Pesto.

Glad you found some tile that worked. We were going for a saturated color, vut they have many to choose from. Also, they will send you samples before you order.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 2:53AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
feisty68

An update. These ARTO tiles are CAN$18.99/ft (not installed) - yikes! - and available by special order at a local store. The store rep said that they are very durable, thicker than average floor tiles, need to be sealed, and are designed to age - i.e. not stay looking pristine but rather show some wear over time.

This post was edited by feisty68 on Mon, Jun 16, 14 at 19:00

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 6:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Fori is not pleased

Yikes! Pretty, but got me thinking about this thread:

Here is a link that might be useful: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0611571719863.html

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 7:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
palimpsest

Look at Ann Sacks under their "Basics"- Hacienda. The tile like this starts at about $4.00 a square foot. Of course the most colorful, like you are showing is in the highest price point which I don't know.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 8:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
feisty68

Yeah, I can understand the Saltillo thread. I am thinking about this for two tiny bathrooms though, not a large area.

Palimpsest, I'll check that out. I was thinking of a non-traditional colourway though, because I don't live in the SouthWest or a warm climate so I didn't want to strongly reference that look. That's why I like the colours that I posted about.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 9:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
snookums2

Love those floors! Hope you can find some.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 10:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
1929Spanish

Arto has three color/price ranges. Our color (desert) happened to fall in the lowest price range at $5.00/sq ft., but we're in So Cal near their factory. Get a copy of their catalog ao you can study the color options.

The tiles are thicker and uneven because they are handmade. Hopefully you can find something that works out.

Edit: they always have a long lead time because they custom make each order. I don't think they keep much stock on hand. Somewhere on their site, they have some existing stock for sale. I'll see if I ca find the link to the place on the site.

This post was edited by 1929Spanish on Tue, Jun 17, 14 at 9:22

    Bookmark   June 16, 2014 at 11:15PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
scrappy25 renovation Part 2- Julia soapstone installed
Part 2- Julia soapstone installed (If you missed Part...
scrappy25
Please help me with my layout options. Again.
Hello! Several months ago I posted to get layout advice...
ainelane
Zephyr Monsoon I or Air King LIN34 600 CFR Range Hood Insert??
I am ready to buy a range hood insert for my kitchen....
Kenneth House
Silestone Lagoon... Which one is the real deal????
I am experiencing the typical paralysis by analysis...
Anna Pensgen
New to Kitchens? Read Me First!
Welcome! If you are new to the Kitchens Forum, you...
buehl
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™