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01-20-2011, 08:57 PM
Here are some pics of a B&B I am working on. Wondering if anyone has any idea about the fireplace tile. I need some to repair a couple of spots. I am not sure how old the tile is - I am hoping some of you guys have been around long enough to have seen this before :D

Followed by some pics of some badly installed tubs and showers that have more caulk than a hardware store.

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01-20-2011, 09:02 PM
goooozeman knows a guy who can make them fireplace tile

Mountain Tile
01-20-2011, 09:06 PM
Maybe here http://www.mptw.go.to/

01-20-2011, 09:12 PM
Another tub flub & excessive caulk band aids

01-20-2011, 09:20 PM
more yuck

01-20-2011, 09:24 PM
last couple -these probably should have gone to the worst pics thread - I got side tracked.

01-20-2011, 09:30 PM
I re-tiled a fireplace with some of that tile about 6 months ago.
the slab it was set on was beat up, and a lot of the tiles were loose and came clean. wish I saved them for you.
not very helpful am I? sorry.

01-20-2011, 09:39 PM
Thanks Chuck - I don't see it but looks like a start. I will call tomorrow.

01-20-2011, 10:15 PM
these probably should have gone to the worst pics thread yes they should :D

01-21-2011, 12:23 AM
the irony is pretty thick here . . . in my opinion what you have there is
an example of trent tile:



might be a good idea to ask these folks


also try pratt and larsen in portland oregon -- they claim they can match any historical glaze

the challenge is you have a gradient pattern starting with strong copper--green striations, filtering into a mottled blend of copper carb and manganese toward the bottom. All is over a bright-white bisque

Did you look in crawl spaces and attics for remnants?? It would be quite a find in it's own right.

good luck

01-21-2011, 05:44 PM
Is it me, or just the way the pictures you had taken are?????

That looks like abalone shell tile...very Art Deco !

01-21-2011, 07:36 PM
looks like redneck camo tile to me :)

Mountain Tile
01-21-2011, 07:45 PM
Hey Brian, you might be on to something there, that could take off round here, camo tile. Mountain Tile now offering specials on pick up beds:yeah:

01-21-2011, 07:57 PM
Stephen - that irony is thick....very cool! I will try to contact them & see what they can offer me. Homeowners are undecided on how they want to handle things. A couple of attempts have been made with black grout at some point and they may be fine with just that type of repair.

Thanks for the links though - those could come in handy.

Chuck/Brian - I see where you are going with the camo but this is what I think of when you mention redneck tiles :D

01-22-2011, 09:21 PM
John, I have a friend here in the Albany area that can make those tiles.

Even if you found leftover originals in the basement they would not match, because they would still be new.

Let me know if you need any contact info.