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another marble tile substitute

Posted by writersblock (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 1, 12 at 11:33

Since there's always a lot of interest in tile that looks like marble but isn't, I thought I'd mention that I was in Lowes yesterday and they've totally revamped their tile lines, including one that uses the new inkjet process to do a calacatta honed marble.

It looked very nice from what I could see, but they've also started redoing their sample boards using printed photos instead of real tile (hate that), so all I could see was the tile visible in the front of each box. No idea of how many different tiles there are before it repeats. Also, they didn't seem to offer a size smaller than 6x6, so nothing really suitable for a shower floor.

They also had some of the new linen look tiles. All are brandless and come from China.


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RE: another marble tile substitute

Ooohhh... I'll have to check those out! Too bad they're brandless since it could be hard to search and find on their site.


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RE: another marble tile substitute

Yeah, I looked all over the boxes and there's no spec info about coefficient of friction and such, but I would guess the folks in the department could dig that up.


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