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Old 06-06-2018, 08:01 PM   #1
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Hi All,
Any idea where to find edge tile such as seen below? Ours are gloss black, some are chipped. Our house was built in the 1950s, and the counters look really great -- overall...

Any help will be greatly appreciated!


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Old 06-06-2018, 08:25 PM   #2
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Old 06-06-2018, 11:31 PM   #3
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Hi Casey,
Thanks -- I will contact them tomorrow!



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Old 06-07-2018, 09:29 AM   #4
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Hi Casey,
Thank you SO MUCH for the tip about B & W Tile ! I just got off the phone with Adrien, and it looks as if they have exactly the tiles I am looking for. I have been searching on and off for years, without success.

You officially ROCK !!!!!!


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Old 06-07-2018, 10:11 AM   #5
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Pic of worn tile from 1950s

Hi All,
In case someone stumble across this thread, here is a picture of the tiles that I hopefully will be able to replace, thanks to B & W Tile...
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:35 PM   #6
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Hi David,
Glad to help! I've yet to order anything but samples from BW, but they're just about the only place I've found that has vintage style trims in vintage colours. I'll be placing a huge order one of these days for our two vintage bathrooms.
Best of luck with your project.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:23 AM   #7
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It's not over until it's over...

Hi All,
In a stunning reversal, The guy at B & W told me that they have the kind of tile seen in my first pic, but not the second... bummer...!

If anyone out there has seen the squared-off V-cap that I am referring to (original tiles are about 6 inches long, these are cut down to make the curve), I would appreciate knowing where to find some! Pic again below...


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Old 06-08-2018, 10:48 PM   #8
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Another twist...

Hi All,
Okay, I am making progress, but still need help...

The tile I am seeking is NOT V-cap, it is either called cap tile or box tile, or...?The pictures below show the inside edge (which has a very worn surface) and the outside edge (some tiles are chipped). The tile itself is about 2 inches across the top, about 2 inches tall on each side, and 6 inches long. The curved section of counter that I showed earlier had a bunch of cut tiles on its edge.

Ideas as to where to find this?


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Old 06-09-2018, 09:22 AM   #9
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I haven't seen the box cap in many years. I've heard they stopped making them.
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Old 06-09-2018, 01:17 PM   #10
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Hi Davy,
Thanks for the reply ! Yeah, I am getting the same idea as I search the internet. The only glimmer hope lies with some folks that specialize in vintage and NOS tile. Do you think there is a way to create a similar look with V cap tile and subway tile cut to create the inside (or outside) box wall? Or would that be a waste of time?

If it comes to it, I may need to start over. The biggest headache there is that the wall (which is, of course, in nearly perfect condition) has some cool details in the design that may be difficult to replicate...


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Old 06-09-2018, 02:45 PM   #11
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Usually we would bust it all out and start over. Those pie shaped pieces around the circle would be tricky to make out of V-cap, just like they were with the box cap but definitely doable.
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