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12-16-2001, 10:05 PM
I had to remove a few tiles that were on the wall in a bathroom, in order to take off a chrome soap holder and toothbrush holder. Unfortunately, I broke 4 tiles. I was able to read the back of the tile, and it says:
IS THIS COMPANY STILL AROUND??
I have not been able to find them on the web.
12-17-2001, 06:38 AM
I have not heard of National. Maybe Dave G. has. He'll be around.
08-29-2002, 09:04 PM
What size - length and width and thickness - and color are the tiles?
08-30-2002, 07:29 AM
I know they are not around. Depending on how bad you need the tile ($500 or more for a few s/f) you could get sources to make the tile from http://www.tileheritage.org
06-09-2015, 10:40 AM
National Lifetime Tile was produced in Anderson IN from the late 1800s to 1966 according to Madison County Historical Society, Inc. I am remodeling a house in Anderson that was built in the early 60s and have two extra tiles in 3 colors: pastel green and cinnamon 4x4 tiles and glossy black bullnose and floor edging (sometimes called kickplate or mopplate.) I know that your post was 13 years ago but thought someone else might need the info. The other houses in our subdivision also had this tile so there may be other colors around. In fact, I know that one neighbor is planning to tear out and throw away an entire shower stall of platinum grey tiles. You can see these colors in the Indiana State Museum or at charlesbullock.net/Guide/IndustryHistry/NationalTile/NTPictures/NTPictures
I had to broken the tiles due to replacing bathtub.Tiles made in National Tile,Anderson,Indiana. Tile size 4 3/8 x 4 3/8.
Tool Guy - Kg
02-20-2016, 10:41 AM
Hi Howard! :wave: Did you mean to say you have "two" tiles available? I think your "auto spell-check" did a number on you and it's a little confusing reading your post.
02-20-2016, 06:38 PM
on a whim....Look at Florida Tile selection of 4x4 stuff there's is 4 3/8x4 3/8. You may find a match or something very close. They have limited colors now but perhaps and older tile shop that carries their line may have some old stock of their past colors as well
Not two pieces of tiles. It may need ~50 because I had to broken more due to new bathtub. I am in Houston,TX. Does anyone know available stores in my city matching the tile?
02-22-2016, 07:50 PM
Does this help????
If not maybe this
Tool Guy - Kg
02-22-2016, 10:14 PM
Dave mentioned that the company was no longer around in 2002. It's difficult enough to find tile a month after it has been discontinued. But to find something this far removed? It would be like winning the lottery to find matching tile. Sorry to say. :(
03-03-2016, 08:14 PM
I picked up some unused American Lifetime Tile @ an estate sale in Arlington, VA the other day 2/29/2016, a few pink and several dozen yellow 4" x 4". All clean, no grout, sheetrock et al. so it's not impossible to find this stuff covered in dust sitting in their original boxes in old garages as was the case for me. I left several dozen yellow there. Often listed on ebay, all colors, prices vary. Sometimes on CraigsList I plan to resell some of mine via ebay and use the rest in old iron tables, planters etc.
03-04-2016, 08:37 AM
Many moons ago it was customary for the lino guy to leave a piece of flooring under the sink and the tile guy to wedge some tile in the rafters. But that was before they started making anything bigger than an 8x8.
03-05-2016, 09:07 AM
Darn Dave, Most peoples memories are gone if they were around that long ago:x:
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