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Unread 10-14-2011, 11:13 PM   #1
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inherited shower problem

Have Johnson & Johnson sea foam green 4 1/4 X 4 1/4 tiles. 1/4 " thick
Looking for 1/8 " tiles. Is this thickness still being manufactured. Is Johnson & Johnson still in business and can 1/8 " tiles still be purchased? A different company would be fine with something close to the same color. I will even go white if I have to. Because of a shower door 1/8 " have to be used. I have checked the web to no avail. This is what I get for moving into my deceased mothers 1960's house and having to replace missing shower tiles. I know more than the two who came to look at the shower. I at least know that two different thickness of tile were used. Your time is much appreciated........
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Unread 10-15-2011, 07:03 AM   #2
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Most tiles will be 1/4 thick you could get away with back cutting them to 1/8 but you would probably need someone experienced to do that IMO.
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Unread 10-15-2011, 07:47 AM   #3
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Yeah, I'm with Shaun but you'll need a wet saw for cutting them down. You can rent one from Home Depot if you don't know anyone that has one. A grinder with a cup wheel or diamond blade will do it too. Any way about it will be tricky for someone without some experience. But not impossible to do.
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Can't really picture what our "shower door problem" is that would cause you to need to use 1/8" tile, but is it something you could solve by chamfering down or bullnosing the edge of them?
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If he uses tile thicker than 1/8" on his jambs his shower door will no longer fit
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Hi Lana,


The tiles you're looking for are made in Australia now, or at least that's where the company is located. I don't think you'll find the tiles in North America, though. Might get someone down under to ship some up here, though.
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