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Unread 02-14-2020, 06:59 PM   #1
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Source for "bumpy" tile

Florida Tile use to make a "bumpy" style of wall tile. It was pretty popular, and came in 6x6, 4x4, maybe other sizes, and it had a full line of trim. 8mm thick. I can no longer recall the name for that series. With the help of Google searches, I learned that it would be no problem if I lived in the UK. Bumpy tile is very popular there, and it's stocked at most of the tile shops. However, I have not found it in the US. Shipping is prohibitive, so I need a US source. One place I called imports Brittish tiles, but they didn't seem eager to help with this.
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Unread 02-14-2020, 09:49 PM   #2
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Welcome, Robert.

I've never heard of "bumpy tile," but a link (just spell it out and a moderator will light it up) to what you're talking about could be helpful.
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Welcome to the forum, Robert!

If we’re thinking of the same line, it was called “Moonscape”. And that was back around 1992.

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Unread 02-15-2020, 05:52 AM   #4
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I remember a line from Florida tile called Potters Touch. Not sure if I'd call it bumpy but if I remember correctly, it had a wavy surface.
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Yup, Florida Tile Potter's Touch, very popular at the time.
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Unread 02-19-2020, 10:36 PM   #6
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Potter's Touch definitely rings a bell. It's perplexing that similar tiles are apparently still very popular in England, but I can't find anything similar here. I still have a few pieces of it from years ago; 8.5 mm thick, high quality wall tile.
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Unread 02-20-2020, 06:39 AM   #7
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Most manufacturers made their tiles 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 and 6x6. Florida tiles are 4 3/8 x 4 3/8. I can't remember if their 6 inch tiles were exactly 6 inches. The bullnose you show looks to be real close to 6 inches so I would thick their 6x6 would be the same.
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Thinking it some more, Midstate made a 4 1/4.
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Yes, the piece in your picture is Potter's Touch. They discontinued that line back when I worked there in the 90's. They do have a wall tile with an undulated surface called Retroclassique:

https://www.floridatile.com/products/retroclassique/
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Florida Tile had 4 series with what is better described as a wavy or undulated surface. Potter's Choice was their solid color gloss 5000 series, Potter's Touch was their matte 500 series, Potters Detailia was a mottled colored satin 5100 series and Potter's Mistie was their ombre colored gloss 5200 series. We have all of those in stock. The series was mostly from the late 80s to 90s. Many other manufacturers also made the same pattern but all but one (Aztec Ceramics) made it 4 1/4 instead of 4 3/8 like Florida. They include Daltile (800, 1300 and 8100 series), Monarch Tile (100S and 700S series), US Ceramic Tile and Huntington Pacific Ceramics (Satinstones and Glace series). Lastly Westminster Ceramics & Huntington Pacific Ceramics made the pattern in 4" nominal size which was actually 3 7/8". We at Vintage Tile carry all of these tiles but not every color made.
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